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  • #643032
    powslash
    382 Posts

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    The width issue was addressed at length a couple of pages back.
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    Thanks for the replies dudes. I saw that, just wanted to parse it out a little more because I really don’t do wide unless it’s all pow. My ankles get destroyed by wide boards on firm snow.

    Think I’ll go for a 67 or 73.

    I have one deck with a straitish sidecut(nitro pow 88) and one thing I really like is that it traverses like crazy. It really just zips out to the zones. Have you found that to be true on your 162 or does the rocker negate traversing a little?

    #643033
    buell
    534 Posts

    I have not had to traverse much on it yet. It has been a really poor powder year so far in Utah and my 162 has spent the last couple of weeks sitting against the wall. I am very anxious to ride it some more, so hopefully it snows a lot, soon.

    I expect that with the shallow sidecut depth it will traverse very well, even with the rocker.

    #643034
    mtsurfr
    48 Posts

    I ordered the 173 last week, super stoked :bananas: Bummed it’s taken them almost a week to get it in the mail though :banghead: I can’t wait to get this baby and give her a go!!!

    I do have two concerns. First, no camber/flat in the center (technically, there is a small flat section between 2 rockered sections, but i can’t see how this would affect things much). Second, not very stiff. I am sure that in powder/idea conditions this board will rock, but not sure how it will handle in chopped/mixed snow conditions or ice. Daniel told me that this board is really good in steep, icy, mixed conditions… but then again, its his baby. Hopefully it will live up to claims.

    I would have waited until more reviews came out, but i figured with it shipping from so far away, if i wanted to ride it this season i better get on it… Hope this company’s ‘first round’ goes better than my experience with Jones.

    Can’t wait cant wait cant wait!!!!!

    #643035
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    @mtsurfr wrote:

    I ordered the 173 last week, super stoked :bananas: Bummed it’s taken them almost a week to get it in the mail though :banghead: I can’t wait to get this baby and give her a go!!!

    I do have two concerns. First, no camber/flat in the center (technically, there is a small flat section between 2 rockered sections, but i can’t see how this would affect things much). Second, not very stiff. I am sure that in powder/idea conditions this board will rock, but not sure how it will handle in chopped/mixed snow conditions or ice. Daniel told me that this board is really good in steep, icy, mixed conditions… but then again, its his baby. Hopefully it will live up to claims.

    Actually, the furberg is rocker between the feet, with flat sections from the feet towards the tip and tail, and then early rise at the tip and tail. The rocker between the feet actually helps even out the pressure distribution along the edge between the feet, and the flat sections help even out the edge pressure towards the tip and tail. This approach is opposite of a cambered board, which concentrates the edge pressure more toward the tip and tail (exacerbated by a deep sidecut) making the board squirrely and hooky. The drawback of the rocker may be that skinning performance is somewhat compromised (I am going with full width skins instead of my usual split skins to help this) for those who are using this board for splitting. But the up side should be a board that is inherently stable and well mannered, especially in “difficult” situations: at speed, hitting chunder or buried avy debris, dealing with icy spots. I would not say the board is “soft”, just that it is not exceptionally stiff (considering the 173 cm length)-my 173 before cutting was stiffer than my old Prior Backcountry (which I consider a little on the soft side)-I would call the 173 medium/stiff in terms of flex in comparison to all the other boards I have ridden, and about equal to my Winterstick Tom Burt (solid) in flex.

    I would have waited until more reviews came out, but i figured with it shipping from so far away, if i wanted to ride it this season i better get on it… Hope this company’s ‘first round’ goes better than my experience with Jones.

    Can’t wait cant wait cant wait!!!!!

    #643036
    Bjorgvin
    74 Posts

    Thanx for the review!
    Looks like we are getting close to 100cm of fresh snow sat-monday. And guess whos coming home monday evening for 3 weeks off work? :headbang: :guinness:

    #643037
    zerodog
    93 Posts

    This board has me very intrigued. If there was a split version I would buy one. Hopefully with enough interest in it Furberg will produce some.

    #643038
    buell
    534 Posts

    @zerodog wrote:

    This board has me very intrigued. If there was a split version I would buy one. Hopefully with enough interest in it Furberg will produce some.

    This is what Daniel wrote me a few weeks ago:

    “We are working on splitboards. Hopefully they will be ready for sale before next season.”

    #643039
    mtsurfr
    48 Posts

    Mine has been sitting in customs for the last few days… :banghead: HURRY UP US CUSTOMS!!!

    #643040
    Bjorgvin
    74 Posts

    Hope you get it soon!
    Mine just got paired with some Rome Arsenals!
    Just got 60cm snow and powder forecast says 89cm to come in the next 3 days. To bad its avalanche condition 4 out of 5 here now….
    Did you get the 173? I`ve never ridden a board that long before. But by the weight specs it should suit med fine.

    #643041
    mtsurfr
    48 Posts

    @Bjørgvin wrote:

    Hope you get it soon! Mine just got paired with some Rome Arsenals! Just got 60cm snow and powder forecast says 89cm to come in the next 3 days. To bad its avalanche condition 4 out of 5 here now…. Did you get the 173? I`ve never ridden a board that long before. But by the weight specs it should suit med fine.

    ME TOO! After almost a week, it has finally cleared US customs,,, so there is a chance (although small) that itll make it here this weekend!!! We also have been getting good snow, with more on the way 😀 but we also have scary avi conditions. I did get the 173, that is the size Daniel recommended. I’ve also never ridden anything that long. The longest so far is my Solution 168,,, but ive also never ridden a board with a sidecut radius anywhere near this length, and ive never ridden a board without at lease some camber… so this whole experience will be new and interesting to say the least… but im super stoked to get it. Have you gotten any time on yours? If so, how are you liking it?

    #643042
    Bjorgvin
    74 Posts

    Tomorrow! Going to a resort for some safe powder lines. Cant wait! :bananas:

    #643043
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    Got a few turns in on the new furberg 173 DIY Dynasplit today. Unfortunately, the wind blew away most of the snow. The ride was as expected, super fun in all kinds of soft snow: pow, wind affected pow, pow with crust, etc. Stability is very high, and the board allows a lot of freedom to make any kind of turn, it encourages both carved round turns, and smears, and every combination of the two, while remaining very well mannered and easy to control. The only weakness would be at very slow speeds, in very tight trees, where a smaller fish style board has the advantage of being easy to steer from the tail. Once you get moving though, the board comes alive and is very agile.
    The furberg floats and planes really well, and can carry speed through flatter areas (of soft snow) much better than any other board of my experience. I am very, very happy-and this board will be my go to ride anytime I am expecting good winter riding conditions.

    #643044
    buell
    534 Posts

    @mtsurfr wrote:

    So far, I have had 2 full days riding this board at a resort with some great side country terrain and (finally!!!) plenty of pow. I was able to ride it in just about every condition (icy spots, hard and chopped ungroomed trails, groomers, all the way to waist deep pow) during that 2 days. In all conditions and slopes, except groomers this board was amazing.

    In the deep stuff, obviously, it killed everything I pointed it at. Just one look at this thing and you know it will be a phenom in pow. Floats better than anything ive ever ridden, carries speed through the flats, smooth turns, stable at high speed, just put a huge smile on my face. Not much else to say about that.

    Everything else I have to say about this board is specific to less than ideal conditions. I was pleasantly surprised at how great this board performs in chopped, crappy, and icy conditions. Held an edge on icy steeps like it was a freakin hockey skate. Smoothest turns in bumpy snow ever! I have never been able to slide or carve through turns going that fast in those conditions and still felt in control. I never realized how ‘grabby’ other boards are when your sliding/smearing through your turns until I rode this baby. Another unexpected surprise was how well it traversed. I was able to make it quite a bit further out into a bowl on a traverse I normally take. I wasn’t sure if it would have any pop at all, but it does, a very smooth, subtle pop. This is the longest board I’ve ever ridden, but it feels way shorter than 173. The ride feels much shorter than my Solution 168 for sure, especially at slower speeds. It was incredibly easy to handle in tight situations. Even in those damn moguls, it wasn’t any worse than any other snowboard ive ever ridden. Its by far my favorite board ive ever ridden, I can’t say enough good about it.

    My biggest complaint; the color… TEAL! Are you frickin kidding me, were they going for the 80’s Trapper Keeper look 😡 Riding this board, I’m kind of worried the local bullies are gonna try to beat me up and take my lunch money. Good thing they won’t be able to keep up with me now 😀

    This is NOT a do-it-all stick, but it’s a champ at everything I want in a board. Two days was not nearly enough, I can’t wait for more!

    Just wanted to have this review in this thread. Hope you don’t mind.

    Since this Utah powder year has been so poor, I have had my Furberg out in less than ideal conditions. While it is not my go to board for those conditions at the moment, I have also been pleasantly surprised at how well it handles mixed conditions of many types. Waiting for powder!

    Funny, topsheet taste is in the eye of the beholder. I like solid color topsheets and I would love to have the teal of the 173. My 162 is purple which, thankfully, looks a lot better than I expected.

    #643045
    powslash
    382 Posts

    Nice. Thanks for the review. So, not so hot on the groomers? How come? It seems like it would rail. I was wondering how it would do on the icy moguls on the way to the BC gate. Placing my order today. Stoked.

    #643046
    mtsurfr
    48 Posts

    @buell wrote:

    Since this Utah powder year has been so poor, I have had my Furberg out in less than ideal conditions. While it is not my go to board for those conditions at the moment, I have also been pleasantly surprised at how well it handles mixed conditions of many types. Waiting for powder!

    Funny, topsheet taste is in the eye of the beholder. I like solid color topsheets and I would love to have the teal of the 173. My 162 is purple which, thankfully, looks a lot better than I expected.

    Buell, just out of curiosity, is it not your ‘choice’ because you were spending your time on groomers, or did you not like the way it performed on nasty-snow ungroomed slopes? Those types of slopes were where I personally thought it was far superior to anything else i had ridden.

    As for the color,,, really, its a small/non issue. That board is so effing awesome, it could be light pink and blue with a pic of a lavender colored, magical unicorn singing on stage with the Jonas bros and Selena Gomez :nononno: ,,, and i still would ride it.

    @powslash wrote:

    Nice. Thanks for the review. So, not so hot on the groomers? How come? I was wondering how it would do on the icy moguls on the way to the BC gate. Placing my order today. Stoked.

    Powslash, I thought it did fine on the groomers, it just wouldn’t be my choice if i was headed out for a day just on grooms with some inexperienced friends. It is kind of tough to ‘carve’, mostly you end up with a controlled slide. I can’t really explain it, but it felt VERY controlled and stable. I was still able to haul ass on the groomers actually, it was very very fast and stable. I spend some time getting around big moguls and the board did as well as any other. Because of the rocker, it is SOOO easy to turn quickly, even when going slow IMO, i had no problem getting through them, maybe even easier than before because this board never ‘grabbed’, just nicely slides where you want it to go.

    Truthfully, i can’t really put into words how this board rides, because it was quite different from anything else i have ever ridden (although it is extremely natural). I really only ride on the groomers to get to the other stuff (bigger lines/bc/pow/trees), and then to get back to the bar :guinness: . For that purpose, imho, this board was perfect for me, and i dont see myself riding anything else for a long time. I, I love it like a love song baby, and i keep hittin re-peat-peat-peat-peat-peat 😳

    #643047
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    Anyone looking for a board to “best” in every imaginable type of condition is dreaming. The furberg is clearly designed to excel (and be better than anything else) in off piste conditions, where the snow is wild. This does not mean it cannot get around on groomers on the way to something else-it just means you are not going to be ripping groomers like you would on a freecarving or boarderX board with camber.
    I would not suggest that the furberg is a pow only board (as a reverse/reverse board like the new Venture Euphoris is), I am only suggesting that it is designed to excel in all kinds of off piste snow types: wind affected pow, old pow, dust on crust, icy entrances, debris filled runouts at speed, weird crusts, etc.
    Certainly if one is looking for something to go carving on groomers, a different board is in order. On the other hand, if one is looking to achieve a new level of performance and expression in riding pow and other off piste conditions, I would not hesitate in saying the furberg is the best option.

    #643048
    powslash
    382 Posts

    @mtsurfr wrote:

    It is kind of tough to ‘carve’, mostly you end up with a controlled slide. I can’t really explain it, but it felt VERY controlled and stable. I was still able to haul ass on the groomers actually, it was very very fast and stable.

    Perfect. Got it. Just wanted to be sure it could get around the resort without too much fear and loathing.

    #643049
    buell
    534 Posts

    @mtsurfr wrote:

    It is kind of tough to ‘carve’, mostly you end up with a controlled slide.

    I will second that. It would only be an issue for those who want to truly make speed controlling carved turns (pencil track) that come across the groomer. If you want to bomb the groom, it will do that without issue.

    #643050
    buell
    534 Posts

    @mtsurfr wrote:

    Buell, just out of curiosity, is it not your ‘choice’ because you were spending your time on groomers, or did you not like the way it performed on nasty-snow ungroomed slopes? Those types of slopes were where I personally thought it was far superior to anything else i had ridden.

    That is a tough question that depends on exactly what we are talking about when we say mixed snow conditions and on individual riding style. It does not surprise me that some will find the Furberg the best board they have ever ridden in most, if not all, conditions. I have a pretty bad front knee so I tend to slow down quite a bit in many types of mixed conditions. If you continue to ride hard and fast through the rougher stuff, I expect this board is exceptional.

    For me, the short answer is that if I could get a 158ish, with a 12m sidecut of the Furberg design, I expect it would be my favorite mixed conditions resort board. As it is, at 145 pounds, the 162, 16m is bigger than I like in mixed resort conditions. I expect the 162 would do much better for me in BC mixed conditions and I love riding it in powder.

    For all the benefits of the Furberg’s design, if the snow is not deep enough, it lacks a lower speed, put the board on edge and engage the sidecut turn. This is a turn that I want sometimes in mixed conditions. Also, on inbounds mixed conditions days, I really like to bank surf where you do a big bottom turn off the groomer and hit the soft snow banks above it. To do that I need to lock the board into a carve and the Furberg’s carved turn is too big.

    #643051
    mtsurfr
    48 Posts

    Makes sense

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