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Debating whether to use mine for the first time tomorrow.



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Which mountain? That would be a big decider for me based on low tide conditions out here. If it's PCMR then go for it just say no to side hits. If it's the cottonwoods.... I'd be hesitant for sharks. Not because there's less snow, just because there is more open and possibly to open and the pow (if it comes as they expect) will hypnotize you.

Black bases are easier to fix... but edges aren't forever ;)
 

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I’m leaning towards taking it because it’s probably the board right now that will have the fastest base and the trail I’ll be on tomorrow is kinda flat. My other boards need waxing.


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It wasn't cheap, but it looks to be in good shape and I can never find these on sale. I'm not sure if it's like you say and everyone keeps them, they don't make too many, or a combination of the two. Looking forward to trying it out.
Can I ask what your specs are? I’m also still thinking about the NP/SP and am not sure whether I‘d be ok with a 151 version at 6‘2 and 170lbs…
 

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I'm 5'9" 155 with a size 8.5 boot. I'd say you are smack in the middle and could prob ride either size. It depends on your boot size more than anything probably.
I'm on a 10.5 boot currently but probably will go down to 10 with the next pair. I have a 157 Surfari and would like to avoid too much overlap, hence the idea to go 151. Would be more of an addition than the 156 which would be close to the Amplid. Also looking for a board I can use in the trees so shorter probably also better...
 

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Yeah I'd say go for it, you have the surfari for charging groomers at high speeds which you'll lose a bit of with the shorter length. It should be totally fine.

That being said, I plan on testing a NP vs an Orca this season and selling off the one I don't prefer. To be honest, if neither of them are what I want through the trees (doubtful) then I may sell off both of them. My amplids charge groomers so well.
 

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Other options are:

1. Lib Tech Orca
2. Telos Backslash (super volume shifted and on my short list, but I feel like reselling it will be harder than the Orca so I went with that first)
3. Amplid Dada (super fun just a bit wide on groomers for my 8.5s)
4. Amplid Aloha Vibes (if my feet were bigger I'd already own it)
5. Salomon Dancehaul (may be too soft?)

Other ones out there too, those are just the ones I want to test.
 

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I also love my Amplids...mentioned it a couple of times but I think if I could only have one board it'd be the Surfari. So versatile and fun in pow but also great charging hard on groomers.

I mean it did cross my mind to look at another Amplid but I wanted to venture out a bit and give other brands a go too :p

Had the Orca on the list as well and am keen to try the Sushi/Sashimi
 

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Sashimi is on sale at level 9 sports for under $400 right now. Pick it up and report back!

I feel the same about the amplids although I'm a bit underweight for the surfari so it's kind of tough in super tight trees for me. Most of their boards are made for someone bigger than me.
 

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Sashimi is on sale at level 9 sports for under $400 right now. Pick it up and report back!

I feel the same about the amplids although I'm a bit underweight for the surfari so it's kind of tough in super tight trees for me. Most of their boards are made for someone bigger than me.
Unfortunately not based in the US...but I have started to look for options over here in Europe :) Will keep you posted
 

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Other options are:

1. Lib Tech Orca
2. Telos Backslash (super volume shifted and on my short list, but I feel like reselling it will be harder than the Orca so I went with that first)
3. Amplid Dada (super fun just a bit wide on groomers for my 8.5s)
4. Amplid Aloha Vibes (if my feet were bigger I'd already own it)
5. Salomon Dancehaul (may be too soft?)

Other ones out there too, those are just the ones I want to test.
With my 10.5 boots i am interested about the Amplid Aloha Vibes and the Morning Glory, but the sidecut is 9.25 for the Aloha and 9.1 for the morning glory ? Does that means it’s not that quick and not the better choice for riding tight trees ?
 
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