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 Post subject: Swallowtail?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:22 am 
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Got a question on powder boards. What are swallowtail boards like? I've never been on one in real conditions. I've got several pow-specific boards. I hear they can rail groomers and are great in powder and even trees despite being long. Would something like a Prior Pow Stick really be superior to a Jones Hovercraft or a Venture Euphoria when it's deep and fluffy? A swallowtail and a plate-binding carver are probably the only specific boards I haven't explored.

I know it's a solid but I value the experience here much more than any other snowboard forum. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Swallowtail?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:34 pm 
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c-record wrote:
What are swallowtail boards like?


Awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: Swallowtail?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:22 pm 
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c-record wrote:
Would something like a Prior Pow Stick really be superior to a Jones Hovercraft or a Venture Euphoria when it's deep and fluffy?

I'll bite...
Superior? maybe not if you are a smaller rider and like riding nose up in pow.
If you are a bigger rider and/or open minded, I'd say yes. I have no experience on the Euphoria, but the experience I have with unusual boards, says its probably awesome!
In either case a classic swallowtail is a completely different ride than any other board design. Not saying better, but completely different.
I ride two traditional swallowtail splits in the backcountry; a 176 and 195 and a 180 solid on the groomers. I also have a tiny little 163 twin tip modified with a swallow-cut, but its just for playing around in the shallows and is not a swallowtail.

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 Post subject: Re: Swallowtail?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:30 pm 
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Thanks for the replies. It looks like a have a Pow Stick in my future. :bananas:


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 Post subject: Re: Swallowtail?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:51 pm 
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c-record wrote:
I'm a splitboarder and I have a problem. Like a confessing alcoholic I buy a few too many snowboards at times.
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Thanks for the replies. It looks like a have a Pow Stick in my future. :bananas:

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 Post subject: Re: Swallowtail?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:22 pm 
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I've made the first stem in acknowledging my problem. :D


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