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Okay gang, any thoughts on this??

All 2013 boards:
LT Skate Banana - rocker
LT Banana Magic - enhanced rocker
GNU Space Case - elliptical camber/rocker
LT TRS - C2 rocker/camber
LT TRice HP - C2 rocker/camber

Which one will perform best in powder??

None of them are dedicated powder boards, but for the times I get out west and find some powder, which do you think would perform best?
Looking strictly at pow performance here.

Thanks.
 

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agreed

me

I never get tired of watching a good pow run. Thanks for sharing.:thumbsup:

Of the boards I have (listed above) I enjoy the Banana Magic the most. Good to see it runs well in the powder per your video.

From the comments above, I also have a 156 Skate Banana, which is the second longest LT offers. I'll assume that will be sufficient.

Not ready to add another board, but I'll keep the Dirty Pillow in mind.
Thanks for the comments.:)
 

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it runs good enough if you cant bring another board, but after that week i went and got a pow board; charlie slasher. i think it is worth it to have a powder specific board, even if it doesn't get used that much it makes those epic days even better
 

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thing I do not like about skate banana in deeper poo...it is too flexy and just folds up and you got to ride weight centered...cause if you get too much on the nose or tail...it just folds up and sinks. So depens on the poo...banana for less than 10-12" but any thing deeper, better with a stiffer deck like Charlie with a shovel nose and a cam tail, or something with c2btx
 

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I've rode a 56 and 59 skatebanana and the 59 is quite a bit stiffer. I have a 165 snowmullet that is the same flex but has a huge nose. Compared to a 164 Charlie the 165 mullet is just way more fun to ride, floats more and turns quicker. The flat tail on the Charlie gives the board a dead feel.
 

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So, any recommendations for a pow board that rides well switch?
I like to keep my neck flexible by looking over the other shoulder as much as my favoured shoulder. LOL!
 

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Did you read this thread?
Yah. I started this thread.
It's about Mervyn twin boards in pow.
The comments indicate that a dedicated pow board is a good idea, which none of the Mervyn boards listed are.

Therefore I asked for suggestions for DEDICATED POW boards that ride switch well.

There were no comments that the Charlie Slasher rode well switch in pow, just that it rode pow well. If it does, I'd appreciate an indication to that effect.

BTW, your first post is rather cryptic. You make reference to the Skate Banana, Snow Mullet, and Charlie Slasher. What is an "an" and a "miller"?
 

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the charlie sucks for switch but i dont ride switch in pow.

Looks like the dirty pillow would be your best bet on a budget, you can get them for pretty cheap now. 300 on backcountry
 

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I'm sorry but did you just closeline yourself @ 2:36 when ducking a rope? if so hahahahaha.

looks like a sweet pow day though
I thought I was seeing things :laugh:


I've heard the GNU billy goat performs really well powder and and is decent at switch.
 

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Yah. I started this thread.
It's about Mervyn twin boards in pow.
The comments indicate that a dedicated pow board is a good idea, which none of the Mervyn boards listed are.

Therefore I asked for suggestions for DEDICATED POW boards that ride switch well.

There were no comments that the Charlie Slasher rode well switch in pow, just that it rode pow well. If it does, I'd appreciate an indication to that effect.

BTW, your first post is rather cryptic. You make reference to the Skate Banana, Snow Mullet, and Charlie Slasher. What is an "an" and a "miller"?
You need to be more clear what you mean by 'ride switch' - do you mean in pow or on groomers, etc.

If you mean in pow, then there is not going to be many. The things that make most pow boards float (long nose rocker/short tail kicker, taper, setback, pin/swallowtail, etc.) make them less twin and work against you when riding switch in pow. Your best bet is a full rocker twin - from Mervin basically the Dirty Pillow or the Skate Banana. Also look at the Sick Stick/Powder Snake - has some taper but otherwise quite a twin-ish powder deck.

If you mean pow-sticks that ride switch well on groomers, than you have many choices. Charlie, Sick Stick, etc. will all be fine. More twin in nature helps of course, but on groomers it really is 95% skill/technique. Just look at the video of Stephan taking the Fish through the park...
 

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You need to be more clear what you mean by 'ride switch' - do you mean in pow or on groomers, etc.

If you mean in pow, then there is not going to be many. The things that make most pow boards float (long nose rocker/short tail kicker, taper, setback, pin/swallowtail, etc.) make them less twin and work against you when riding switch in pow. Your best bet is a full rocker twin - from Mervin basically the Dirty Pillow or the Skate Banana. Also look at the Sick Stick/Powder Snake - has some taper but otherwise quite a twin-ish powder deck.

If you mean pow-sticks that ride switch well on groomers, than you have many choices. Charlie, Sick Stick, etc. will all be fine. More twin in nature helps of course, but on groomers it really is 95% skill/technique. Just look at the video of Stephan taking the Fish through the park...
Mu and his fish - that vid is insane. really shines a light on the "99% rider, 1% board" thing.
 

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I recently got a GNU Danny Kass C2BTX....set it up twin and rode it in some deep but crusty-topped pow on Thursday. Switch was no big deal, and I found it surprisingly good in pow...as good as my Yes Big City which is a directional twin(more rocker int he nose) with a set back. I actually felt like i didnt have to lean back as much in deep stuff compared to other shapes.

The C2BTX was really awesome switch in pow...I would say go with that profile for a twin mervin board. Sucked on hard-pack flats though...maybe just take some getting used to having that beach ball underfoot instead of camber:laugh::laugh:
 
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