Forums Trip Reports V5 Corner Couliour Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total)Author Posts March 28, 2012 at 10:52 pm #576453 keffler 319 PostsSpring is here!Morning hike inspiration:Seeing that the first choice had 4 tracks in it and lots of wet slide debris we decided to improvise:Making like a billy goat we hiked around and found this:It turned out to be a good choice: March 28, 2012 at 10:53 pm #652082 summersgone 820 PostsNice work! Thats a big ole cornice up there… March 28, 2012 at 11:01 pm #652083 keffler 319 Posts @summersgone wrote:Nice work! Thats a big ole cornice up there…Seeing those things and old crowns was not very inspiring so we did not boot up it. We didn’t know if we could access it from the top but gave it a go and it worked! Those cornices were rock hard so we felt safe enough to drop in March 28, 2012 at 11:04 pm #652084 nickstayner 700 PostsClassy! Thanks for the stoke! March 29, 2012 at 12:02 am #652085 barrows 1490 PostsNice JK. Looks like that Odin is treating you well!See you tomorrow evening. March 29, 2012 at 9:10 pm #652086 bs. 246 Postssick! i’m finally starting to come to terms with spring. did you guys come up with the clever name?how do you like that odin? i just picked one up myself…. should be riding it tomorrow for the 3rd time ever. March 30, 2012 at 2:43 pm #652087 bones get broke 298 PostsSuch a depressing snow pack we have this year. Here’s what that gem of a peak normally looks like (photo taken Feb.21 ’09). I wish that I could get out with the spiltfest crew but I’m paying the price for a two week AK vacation back in early March. April 3, 2012 at 4:24 pm #652088 keffler 319 Posts @bs. wrote:sick! how do you like that odin? i just picked one up myself…. should be riding it tomorrow for the 3rd time ever.I had a great time demoing a few different Venture boards. I rode the Odin 170/26 (2011/12) for four days. I think it was a tad bit to stiff for me. I then tried a Zephyr 164/26 (2012/13) and then a Storm 170/26 (2012/13) . I think the Storm was my favorite. It felt like a 160 and turned really well but handled speed well too. I’m 5’11 and about 175lbs with gear. I’ll be interested to hear what you think of your Odin. I was thinking of getting the Odin in a 164/26 (it should be a tad bit softer then the 170), but leaning towards the Storm after having so much fun on it the one day. April 3, 2012 at 10:33 pm #652089 nedrapier 235 PostsNice day out!What you make of the Zephyr? April 3, 2012 at 10:58 pm #652090 keffler 319 Posts @nedrapier wrote:Nice day out!What you make of the Zephyr?Summersgone loves his Zephyr, but it was not for me. I think it is because the board I ride now is a heavily tapered board (2007 160 Lib Mullet with ~3/4″ or 19mm of taper ). It just felt squirrely to me. I like to go fast and straight, but by no means that great of a rider, just what I like to do. Getting to demo those three boards was great. Really appreciate Venture for letting me take them out for a few days and test them out on some big terrain.As a side note, I thought that going to a rockered board (Flat with rockered nose and tail in the case of Venture) I would go a size down or stay the same, but I really like the 170 Storm. Go figure.Hope that helps. April 3, 2012 at 11:05 pm #652091 barrows 1490 PostsFolks:“As a side note, I thought that going to a rockered board (Flat with rockered nose and tail in the case of Venture) I would go a size down or stay the same, but I really like the 170 Storm. Go figure.”Rocker makes a board easier to turn, and more maneuverable for two reasons: 1. The rider does not have to overcome (press out) the camber to get the board to turn. 2. It is much easier to employ multiple techniques for quick turns in tight spots: like quick smears and pivots.Because rocker makes the board easier to turn (essentially riding “shorter” in terms of maneuverability), I always suggest anyone interested in riding fast, and/or in ‘big’ terrain, go longer with rocker, as the longer board with rocker will be more stable, while not sacrificing maneuverability. Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total)You must be logged in to reply to this topic.