Yeah, we did that run down the left of the top lift just after it opened, down that real steep section, that's about as steep as anything I've ever done. There was heaps of powder on it and a bit of movement in sections as we came down it and that was an eye opener for me. Next chair up we're sitting with an older rider whos been there several times and he just says 'everything is pretty good, I just wouldn't go down that step black to the left'. Was a good day, I'm sore though, especially in my upper back leg. That hit I took to my butt yesterday really hurt and I've been favouring my back leg subconsciously which is really tiring.I have many fond memories of Suginohara, being at the front of the line when that top lift opens and getting first tracks down the main run is about as good as it gets!
It's been snowing pretty hard all afternoon/evening. Another good day coming up tomorrow.Yes that first main run off the gondola at Sugi if you are one of the first down it on a good powder day is about as good as it gets I think. More powder coming soon also. This Shiga Kogan place is bloody huge!
Spot on, floats well but today I wish I had a bit more setback on it but apart from the real deep stuff it's great to ride, got a real Surfy feel to it through the powder. There were so many riders that couldn't make or were struggling to make some of the flatter sections on the runs and cat tracks through powder but the Dada just flew past them, the only issue I had was when I ventured off the lift area and hit the waist powder with little speed and stopped. Didn't need to unclip though, just a few pushes forward and I was away again.Looks like you have timed your trip to perfection!
How is the float on the Dada? I have the Amplid Pillowtalk which was the previous version of the Dada and found it required some back leg to keep the nose up, not too bad though.
I think my Korua Dart will be perfect for those conditions.
I watched a Niseko Pleasures work its magic today and I immediately thought of you.......it was so graceful 😂My Burton Skipjack Surf 148 handled the deepest snow I've ever seen in Rusutsu with ease. Comparing it to my Korua Dart 156 you can it's going to be unsinkable.
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Yeah I think so. I put both the Dada and Surfari on Myoko Buy,Swap,Sell FB page and there's a bit of interest. A guy from Hakuba wants the Surfari but needs to get here. I'm happy to keep them but would also be keen to try a more mellow carver/powder board thats a little easier to drive. Not sure what, maybe the Dart or PeaceSeeker, SP/NP just not sure.Are you going to buy a different pow board?
Perving! Those that know, know. Someone's just added a Moss Snowstick to it now. It's a tasty rack at the moment!Did you buy a Dart, or are you perving at a wild dart. I assume that's your surfari with the supermatic (?) bindings.
Tell me about it. Was like surfing the mountain all morning, as much fun as anyone can have with their clothes on. Truly blessed.NT blessed with epic conditions