How well does the Dual do in rubbish conditions?

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How well does the Dual do in rubbish conditions?

Post by drcr » Wednesday 5 September 2012, 6:25

I'm looking for a board that does well in rubbish, chopped up powder and groom and over all poor conditions.

I was eyeing the Jones Flagship, but I've read that while it is damp at high speed, it's not the board for rubbish conditions, at least not at the more mild speeds I ride at. (I've heard it referred to as reverse chatter.) I've read good things about the Salomon Burner in rubbish conditions, so that's one option I'm considering.

How well does the Dual do in such less-than-ideal conditions?

Thanks

p.s. I'll likely be making this a softboot setup, with Nike Kaiju boots, and keep my RC10s and TD2s for my Donek FC.

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Re: How well does the Dual do in rubbish conditions?

Post by Arnaud » Wednesday 5 September 2012, 8:51

Hi DrCr

Did you read the feedback written by people who tested the Dual during the SDT 2012 ?
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6380&start=30#p107695
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Re: How well does the Dual do in rubbish conditions?

Post by drcr » Friday 7 September 2012, 5:34

Yeah,
leeho730 recommended it with the caveat of if "your resort has good snow"
Etienne (FR) commented "In the late afternoon, off-piste in the crud: cuts right through the old tracks."

I encountered conditions like in this pic below, but worse, last year, and I'd promised myself I would never again subject myself to the wrong board for the conditions. It was really not fun. :doh:
http://rumorator.com/wp-content/uploads ... racked.jpg

It appears the Dual is at least somewhat good for a soft boot carving board in poor conditions, but I wonder just how good.

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Re: How well does the Dual do in rubbish conditions?

Post by pietrob » Friday 7 September 2012, 9:49

POOR CONDITIONS ? probably wrong picture!
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Re: How well does the Dual do in rubbish conditions?

Post by fivat » Saturday 8 September 2012, 12:07

Yeah, great conditions on this picture! :D

For sure I love riding this with my DUAL.
As the model has been developed and tested on many various conditions for 3 years, including difficult snow (icy and crappy snow on April), the DUAL could be what drcr is looking for.
Of course the best is to test, since personal habits and tastes are crucial.

For season 2012-2013 the board is 580 Euros free of tax.

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