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Howdy,

I'm looking for a starter all-around powder board. Something that works well enough anywhere from tight trees to big open faces...and won't kill me on the groomers.

Charlie Slasher looks like great value, and I've heard some good things. From guys who've ridden it, does this board do it all (well enough)? As a traveller, I don't like to lug a ton of boards.

I'm 5'7, 140lbs with more of a surfing background; currently riding TRS 154 as my all around board. Any other pow board recos welcome, please include size.
 

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I haven't ridden one but have heard great things. If you are looking for a powder board that can ride other things as well better than other powder specific shapes it is a great choice. And the price I think is what makes it a killer deal, why spend $600+ on a board you are probably going to use a handful of times a season.
 

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As a quiver board, it's great. It handles groomers just fine. It's not a board you'd want as your only stick, but it is a phenomenal powder board. It's pretty much unsinkable.

If you want to be nimble in the trees, just go small. At 5'11" 185 I went with a 164. If I had it to do over again, I might have went with a 158. Though, on powder days, I love smashing big, open bowls. I hit the trees once everything else is tracked out.
 

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Thanks for the replies guys.

Linville, so would you recommend a 154 CS, which matches the size of my regular board? Sounds like that should handle everything I'll likely see (not going to be helicoptering deep into Alaska anytime soon).
 

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It's not a board you'd want as your only stick
Heh, unless all you ride is pow. :cool:


My only solid board is a 154 Charlie Slasher and it handles our deep, generally heavy pow very well. Lots of float, good tail stiffness, surfy and fun. It's pretty light, too. Don't know how it would do on groomers, but in pow it's pretty rad.
 

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Thanks for the replies guys.

Linville, so would you recommend a 154 CS, which matches the size of my regular board? Sounds like that should handle everything I'll likely see (not going to be helicoptering deep into Alaska anytime soon).
154 if you want to be agile in the trees, 158 if you want unsinkable float. At your weight though, a 154 should float you just fine.
 

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I'm about 135, plus a little more for gear, and the 154 is good. I could see getting the 158 for up here where there aren't any trees, but I wouldn't think it would be necessary really. Maybe the 154 would be more versatile? It's not that huge a difference, though. Basically, if you can get a substantially better deal on one or the other, I'd go with that one.
 

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First off sorry for the thread hijack, but I have a question on the subject and people are already putting out input. Anyways, I am 5'11 158lbs and I am debating 54/58. Will ride this on powder days at Whitewater and Red Mountain, lots of trees and such. Will also take it to Baldface end of March which is a mixed bag of everything. Only thing I know is I haven't had much issue with my DoA in about 20cm. Thank you, and sorry for the hijack.
 

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I'm still trying to figure out what the big difference is between the Powder Snake and the Sick Stick is that would justify spending the extra cash.
 

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I recently gave my 154 Charlie Slasher a decent workout in Japan's Powder and I weigh in at 70kg (155lbs).

I actually wrote up my thoughts on how the Charlie Slasher went here.
Hey Drc13 . . | Boardworld

A summary if you don't want to read it would be: Great board, loved that I could also take it to the groomers, 154 agility/versatility was great but it was sinkable (although I didn't set the bindings back further than the suggested spots so that could help) A+ build quality.

I also have a video full of footage of me riding the Charlie in a variety of conditions.
 
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