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Old February 25th 11, 12:56 AM posted to rec.skiing.snowboard
Mike M. Miskulin
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Default Would a beginners board work for deep powder?

Champ wrote in

You don't say how big you are, but if you're struggling to get

board to float, I'd suggest:
- move the bindings back, if you can
- get a bigger board.

Then again, for $25, why not get the K2 anyway?

Agree with all the above, get the K2 if its in one piece and
use it as your rock board.

If you are having problems with board float on steeper
terrain I'd say it could also be the way you are riding -
if anything board float will become a much bigger issue
on less steep terrain where one tends to sink as the
speed bleeds off.

If its deep stuff - like at least 18", set the bindings
back, lean back and charge. Shallow turns, none of
those big rooster tails you see in AK footage - you'll
kill your speed too much. Much of your turning will
simply be using your trailing leg as a rudder - you
aren't going to be engaging edges in the traditional sense.

good luck and have fun.