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  • #568295
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    Does anyone know where to purchase a Dupraz without flying to France? All www searches have come up dead ends. I know theres a couple of em in the states so somebody has been able to hook up. Thanks.

    #592386
    Will
    376 Posts

    I know world boards in Bozeman Montana has one: call 888.360.1080 or 406.587.1707. They’re open monday through saturday.

    #592387
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    Thanks!

    #592388
    thomas_m
    17 Posts

    I got mine from Bola at All Board Sports in Boulder. If I ever have to by anything mailorder, I always give him first crack rather than one of the anonymous big outfits. I’ve gotten great service from them.

    http://www.allboardssports.com/

    I don’t think he’s got any right now but I know he’s trying to get another batch in this year, including the new D1 5’5″ and the new D1+. I’m seriously thinking about picking up a D1+ and selling my D1 so if you wait until next month mine might go on the market. I’ve got about 20 days on my D1 and like it a lot. I’m just thinking the stiffer D1+ my be better for blasting our mashed tater days.

    Last week at Crystal:

    Good Luck!

    Thomas

    BTW – inbounds hiking/skinning at Hyak and Silver Fir was pretty nice this AM. I’m sure it was better in the real Hyak BC.

    #592389
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    Hey thanks for the info. I would be happy to buy your board if you decide to sell. What color is the topsheet? I’m actually trying to find one of the older red or black boards. The new graphics aren’t doing it for me. How does the board ride anyway? I’m just going off the website hype. Does it slay the pow and carve the groomers like they say or is something getting lost in the french translation?

    #592390
    thomas_m
    17 Posts

    I like mine. It’s turnier than you’d expect, feels more like a stiff 160 freestyle board than a 178 until you look at the nose. Carves the groomers very well as long as you stay centered. If you get on the front like normal, the nose digs and you’ll auger. Works pretty well in our trees but I’ve never had it on anything really tight.

    Opposite is true in pow. Again, you ride very centered, not on the back leg, very surfy. Today I took out my new split for the first time, a Voile 166. I was so used to riding centered on the Dupraz that I didn’t adjust and on the first turn, I buried the nose of the split and went ass over head. Made the mental shift to keeping the weight back and was fine from then on. I much prefer the Dupraz ride though. A D1 split would be the schitt.

    Floats well in pow but with the short effective edge and sidecut, it’s not a ballsout powfield reaper. It’s more of a hybrid quiver killer type ride. Not quite as good as a fish in steep trees, not as good as a long powstick in the big bowls – much better than either on hardpack and groomers. The only real fault for me is they are heavy. Bomber construction and pretty damp, but heavy. I think my Tanker 200 might be lighter than the Dupraz.

    Mine is one of the original bright red ones (see below). If I end up getting a D1+ and selling this one, you’re welcome to try before you buy. I should know in a couple weeks.

    Thomas

    #592391
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    Very cool. I’ll take you up on the try before buy. Check your PM’s. That quiver pic raises other questions. How do you like the Mullet and would you switch up to a 160 fish?

    #592392
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    @thomas_m wrote:

    Last week at Crystal:

    Nice snowboard hop-turn! 8)

    #592393
    thomas_m
    17 Posts

    LOL…

    That was my attempt to recreate a surfing lip slash on a powder pillow. It was followed shortly downslope by my other typical surfing move – the cartwheeling starfish. 😳

    T.

    #592394
    damian
    107 Posts

    Hey Thomas – we have talked Dupraz on another forum, I just recognised your picture above.

    I have the white 5’5″ and like it heaps. Its so durable and robust to ride and easy fun for a smaller guys like me. I Wrote a bit about it here, but have not ridden it enough to give a good in depth review:
    http://www.accumulationzone.com/dupraz.html

    I really want to split it. Like I really want it split, and split by an expert (a task I am pretty sure I would stuff up if attempted at home alone).

    According to some crew on erstspur.de someone tried to split the 6′ D1 but had issues. I thing it was due to the balance point? Jogi – can you get the word on that?

    #592395
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    Hey damian,

    Have you read this thread? http://www.splitboard.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=2515&highlight=

    Maybe send those guys the question? They’ve prolly split tons of boards by now.

    http://www.mnttechnologies.com

    #592396
    damian
    107 Posts

    Thanks Ecobrad, thats the type of outfit I am after (although not with the transatlantic postage)… and not until I get my exact stance totally wired. Its a brand new board.

    #782451
    panduri
    9 Posts

    Anyone tried the Dupraz Split? is it as good as the D1?

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