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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    Yes, exactly. RC's are definitely softer than XL's and -despite the additional length- have significantly less support fore and aft. In return, they're super nimble like a 90 but with the float of a big powder ski. They're a unique ride, IMO, off in their own category and unlike anything else.

    If you guys ever get a chance to ride with someone like Macrophotog, CAN or Greco who have really mastered the RC's, it's something to see.
    Curses to you, Bill. Now you've got me even more curious. I'm happy with my quiver and really don't want yet another pair of boards, but I might have to find a way to try the RCs at some point. Grr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    Yes, exactly. RC's are definitely softer than XL's and -despite the additional length- have significantly less support fore and aft. In return, they're super nimble like a 90 but with the float of a big powder ski. They're a unique ride, IMO, off in their own category and unlike anything else.
    Bill nailed it with his description. I loved the RCs and was one of the rare few who rode them in all conditions (even ice). But in the end I sold them and kept the XLs for the additional stability. Had I not been trying to cut back on the number of boards I was hoarding, I would’ve kept the RCs too. And still miss them at times


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    The Blunt XLs should give plenty of float for you. I was the one wearing the orange coat in the video and at the time I probably weighed over 230lbs and still floated just fine. Also, as the one who acquired macro's RCs I'm still not sure about them and keep finding myself back on the XLs
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyu View Post
    The Blunt XLs should give plenty of float for you. I was the one wearing the orange coat in the video and at the time I probably weighed over 230lbs and still floated just fine. Also, as the one who acquired macro's RCs I'm still not sure about them and keep finding myself back on the XLs
    nice man thanks for the tips! how deep was that snow like 3 feet? the blunts seemed to tear right through !! great job my dude!!
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    Cant wait!
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    Hi All, i have been using the XLs the past two years as my go to boards. I have had the RCs sitting on the shelf. This year after 8 inches of new snow one evening i brought them back out. Man they are fun. I rode them exclusively for two weeks even in the packed groomers. This year at Westfest I rode the XLs again,but i will keep both. Once i rode the nimble RCs again the blunt XLs felt longer. At my home resort it is not as steep as we do at Westfest and the RCs handle it all well. At Westfest with the steeper groomers the XLs have a bit more edge hold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whaleform View Post
    nice man thanks for the tips! how deep was that snow like 3 feet? the blunts seemed to tear right through !! great job my dude!!
    I'm sure some of the places we hit were over 3 ft. Set up on the rear mounts the XLs do most the work for you.
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    well guys , had my first ride today on the Blunt XL , first time on rockered skis.. heres my experience..

    skiing was on groomed east coast runs with some pockets of pretty deep powder due to the snow lately.. Naturally the XL was incredible on powder. my only comparison mind you are Summit Carbon Pro 99 cm which are decent in powder as well.
    I saw videos on guys with rockers and noticed how much slippier they are! and wow are they ever easy to turn spin with. Ive never actually slid sideways on snow like this its pretty wierd hahah but fun.. My legs felt more tired than usual because of the lack of edge i had to rely more on leg power to stabilize and turn me.. All in all i think camber is definately more enjoyable on the groomers but this was a whacky and welcome change up! its a totally different way to ski. The hockey stops were noticable better too!

    Wow on the powder i literally felt like i was gliding, holy WOW! hahaha

    Totally loving this , cant wait for my sticky ickys to come , i think ill enjoy them more on these groomers and save my blunt xl for the supa powda days!

    rEally dont ever see myself using my carbon pros again, at least not for a while. QUality of these seem way better
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    After you have tried the Stickies you will relegate the carbons to shelving

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    Quote Originally Posted by whaleform View Post
    My legs felt more tired than usual because of the lack of edge i had to rely more on leg power to stabilize and turn me.. All in all i think camber is definately more enjoyable on the groomers but this was a whacky and welcome change up! its a totally different way to ski. The hockey stops were noticable better too!
    Your legs may be tired from working harder to stay balanced. And perhaps you are trying to carve with them on groomers like on traditional boards. Try slarving instead. I had to really change my technique on the XLs to stop "fighting" the way it needs to be ridden on groomers. They are a ton of fun once you figure them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valmorel View Post
    After you have tried the Stickies you will relegate the carbons to shelving

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    they are next up to try! a little camber would be useful
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fun Machine View Post
    Your legs may be tired from working harder to stay balanced. And perhaps you are trying to carve with them on groomers like on traditional boards. Try slarving instead. I had to really change my technique on the XLs to stop "fighting" the way it needs to be ridden on groomers. They are a ton of fun once you figure them out.
    yea exactly, i had to work harder to keep the board straight as it keeps kinda wobbling and sliding. I did try out several techniques carving and then just kinda side sliding, which is what you call slarving i guess, and yea it was so natural i was basically side gliding to slow down. You are right though technique is different, i noticed it for sure.

    Wow cant wait to try the stickies, i like rockers but for groomers a hint of camber will be useful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by whaleform View Post
    However im going to be taking a trip out west soon to tackle some serious powder, including cat skiing and I know that this 99cm pure camber wont be the ideal skiboard for it. As we know rockered is key for the powders, and I decided to go full proper rocker to compliment pure camber skiboards because as great as the hybrid camber rockers sound for "all mountain" they simply wont compete properly with a proper pure camber or pure rocker.. Id rather go one way or the other depending on needs. for now.. Having said that..

    Hey, how 'out west' are you getting? I'm in the Canadian Rockies... Kicking Horse. Suspect you might be going even further west for cat skiing, around Revy or the Monashees?

    I'll let you try some hybrids... I love my Spliffs so much I have 3 of them instead of two. (keeps me riding while I'm getting core shots repaired). Haven't gutted my DLPs (yet)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steeps View Post
    Hey, how 'out west' are you getting? I'm in the Canadian Rockies... Kicking Horse. Suspect you might be going even further west for cat skiing, around Revy or the Monashees?

    I'll let you try some hybrids... I love my Spliffs so much I have 3 of them instead of two. (keeps me riding while I'm getting core shots repaired). Haven't gutted my DLPs (yet)...

    hey man!

    I was thinking Castle mountain, Kikcing horse, Red mountain thus far !

    I gt a pair of XLS and Sticky Ickys now! still yet to try the stickiees but hte blunt XL was hilarious on groomers hahaha
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    Good choices! Red's pretty famous, and is good when they have the snow, but I must recommend Whitewater near Nelson if you're in that area and can spare a day. Smaller vertical and less acres, but more powder, more glades, more friendly drops and a funky small-hill feel. Nelson is a pretty amazing town to stay in, too. I spent last winter in Nelson and had passes for Whitewater and Red... did 8 or 9 days at red and 30+ at Whitewater.

    There are some other skiboarders in striking distance to Kicking Horse, so maybe we can do a meetup at the Horse once you get your days dialed in? I'd need it to be on a weekend.
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