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Old 02-23-2011, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I got a used YES Board, Great Dudes board, in a 162 and went up to Mammoth Mountain this past weekend and got some uber deep powder.

It was the first time on that board and I've ridden in powder before and never really fell unless I started going way slow, the pow before was never this deep, more like 1' deep vs the 5' feet that was untouched. When I started to make my turns it felt like my board was flexing a lot, not sure what it's called, but when I went to make my first turn after building a ton of speed it turned and flexed hard, imagine the shots you see with the board sticking straight up and down out of the pow, I fell after that first turn when changing from heel to toe, and it seemed like it kept happening all day, something that never happened to me on my Bataleon Goliath in the stuff that wasn't as deep. I moved my bindings back after two runs, but then the nose just seemed to be boucing a lot and it didn't seem to help that much and felt awkward. Also when turning toe to heel my board would wash out. Maybe it's my technique in the uber deep stuff, but as I said before I never had this problem in 1 or 2' deep stuff, but I was on a different board.

It's my first non-wide board, I've always ridden 26.0 and up ww, this one is a 25.5, so maybe that has something to do with it?

Here's my stats, 185lbs barely 6'2" size US 12 Salomon F20 boot and I ride often about 30 times a season for the last 4 years.

I'm asking about this because I'm debating on selling that and picking up a new board, since I've never had to have my friends wait at the lift line
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A 162 seems a bit small for your size in that deep. I'm 175-180 with a 164 charlie slasher and so far in only 2 ft of fresh it feels a hair small.

but your board is a asym twin with rocker tips...not a deep poo board.
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A 162 seems a bit small for your size in that deep. I'm 175-180 with a 164 charlie slasher and so far in only 2 ft of fresh it feels a hair small.

but your board is a asym twin with rocker tips...not a deep poo board.
That might be the case. I think the rocker tips were making me lean to much, and I probably should've weighted my front a bit more. Also like you said it's not a deep pow board, I was more mad that my friend who I normally do much better in deep pow then wasn't falling at all, but he's had the same Burton Seven for years and it's not rockered at all. Probably should've just rode my Goliath since it's a wide directional twin.
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