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Old February 23rd 11, 02:38 AM posted to rec.skiing.snowboard
Bob F
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Default Would a beginners board work for deep powder?

I have been riding a 162cm Burton Canyon. I just saw a used 160 cm K2 Illusion
for $25. I really have to work to keep the Burton on top of the powder on the
steeps. Would the K2, with its softer flex, be an easier (better?) ride in the
deep soft stuff?



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Old February 23rd 11, 08:47 AM posted to rec.skiing.snowboard
Champ
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Default Would a beginners board work for deep powder?

On Tue, 22 Feb 2011 19:38:49 -0800, "Bob F"
wrote:

I have been riding a 162cm Burton Canyon. I just saw a used 160 cm K2 Illusion
for $25. I really have to work to keep the Burton on top of the powder on the
steeps. Would the K2, with its softer flex, be an easier (better?) ride in the
deep soft stuff?


You don't say how big you are, but if you're struggling to get your
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?
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Old February 24th 11, 11:56 PM posted to rec.skiing.snowboard
Mike M. Miskulin
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Default Would a beginners board work for deep powder?

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

your
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.

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Old February 25th 11, 08:39 AM posted to rec.skiing.snowboard
Champ
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Default Would a beginners board work for deep powder?

On Thu, 24 Feb 2011 18:56:18 -0600, "Mike M. Miskulin"
wrote:

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


Yep, that's what I would do too.

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.


Again, I thought of saying something like this too. As you say, the
steeper the slope, the easier it is for the board to float, so if the
OP is having float problems on steep terrain, then it's probably down
to technique.

good luck and have fun.


Yep, that's what it's all about!
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Old March 1st 11, 01:43 AM posted to rec.skiing.snowboard
Bob F
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Default Would a beginners board work for deep powder?

Bob F wrote:
I have been riding a 162cm Burton Canyon. I just saw a used 160 cm K2
Illusion for $25. I really have to work to keep the Burton on top of
the powder on the steeps. Would the K2, with its softer flex, be an
easier (better?) ride in the deep soft stuff?


I took it out today in 23" of new "powder" today at Stevens Pass. Had a great
day - it definately made a difference in the deep - easy to turn, loks better
lift - although I did get stuck a few time in the flatter stretches.


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Old September 11th 14, 08:13 PM
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If you love floating deep powder, back-bowls and tree runs, a powder snowboard can really enhance the experience. After riding deep snow for nearly 20 years on an all-mountain snowboard, I didnít see the point in a powder-specific board. And then I tried the Burton Malolo and was blown-away! Amazing float, better control and no more tired back-leg from leaning back.

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