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  • #31
    Thanks again for all the suggestions. I will be keeping all options open until actually getting something.

    Does anyone have any thoughts on the BluntXL for someone like me? (100 kg / 220 lb, don't want to sink in the soft stuff, I like a shorter board, want to have good control all over the mountain, including good grip in icy steep runs).
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    • #32
      Originally posted by Deddly View Post

      Does anyone have any thoughts on the BluntXL for someone like me? (100 kg / 220 lb, don't want to sink in the soft stuff, I like a shorter board, want to have good control all over the mountain, including good grip in icy steep runs).
      I'm below 70kg for 178cm, so my experience will not match yours, but until someone your size chips in, here's my take on the XLs after about 10+ days of usage: they are excellent in soft snow, very nimble and they skate almost by themselves. Grip was not that great on hard/icy snow, it's more of a controlled slarve. In some 30cm of fresh powder I was struggling riding center mount (haven't tried them yet setback), but this was due to my lack of powder skills, you'll find on the forum and on Youtube videos of forum members going through massive powder on the XLs, trees and everything, probably steeper than what you'll be experiencing on your local hill. Something like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqw594vljFs ( Courtney is an inspiration when it comes to XLs in powder )
      Myself: RVL8 2015 Blunt XL, RVL8 2009 ALPdors, RVL8 2014 Condor, Spruce 125 LE, Spruce 2016 Osprey
      Daughter: Twoowt Pirania 95cm;
      RVL8 2010 Revolt Trees; Spruce 120 Yellow/Red

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Deddly View Post
        Does anyone have any thoughts on the BluntXL for someone like me? (100 kg / 220 lb, don't want to sink in the soft stuff, I like a shorter board, want to have good control all over the mountain, including good grip in icy steep runs).
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        The Blunt XLs are great in powder, but unless you're a more experienced rider (or have very good balance) I wouldn't recommend them for hard pack and definitely not ice. It can be done, but it's not ideal. For icy in particular you'll want to at least have a rocker/camber combo, not a full rocker. A lot of people like the Sticky Icky Icky for their ability on ice and ability to tackle some reasonable powder. These are typically what I recommend for friends who want something that can go pretty much anywhere. They won't float quite as much as the XLs in the deep stuff, but give you a better combo for all around riding.

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        • #34
          Well, thank you so much for all the good advice, everyone. Although I am aware they don't meet all of my ideal requirements, I went with the Eman Uprise, the primary reasons being:
          • Available in Europe
          • Comes with release bindings pre-installed in proper inserts with no need to source a riser
          • Very affordable compared with the other options available over here.
          When it comes to backcountry, I'll try and save up for a set of daymakers. Until then, maybe I can hack together something homemade.

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          • #35
            The owner of the shop just got back to me and told me that they only have one pair and they have a little rust on the edges. He sent some pictures - what do you guys think? I can get a small discount but do they look damaged or are they OK?

            Sadly, he also says these are the last pair ever because they will not make any more.
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            • #36
              Originally posted by Deddly View Post
              The owner of the shop just got back to me and told me that they only have one pair and they have a little rust on the edges. He sent some pictures - what do you guys think? I can get a small discount but do they look damaged or are they OK?
              That's nothing to worry about, these small specks of rust can be easily cleaned up, by the looks of it is just a bit at the surface, so no worries. After some days of skiing you'll see the top sheets getting some bigger cosmetic blemishes, but again, usualy it's not a problem. Even the bases can/will get scratches - if it's significant it's still an easy repair with p-tex, so don't worry too much, skiboards are tougher than it might seem. But take any discount you can, it's not something to frown upon
              Myself: RVL8 2015 Blunt XL, RVL8 2009 ALPdors, RVL8 2014 Condor, Spruce 125 LE, Spruce 2016 Osprey
              Daughter: Twoowt Pirania 95cm;
              RVL8 2010 Revolt Trees; Spruce 120 Yellow/Red

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              • #37
                Thanks, newbie2011! I expected it would be OK, but I wanted a second opinion to be sure. I have confirmed my order, so hopefully I will soon be the owner of the last ever Eman Uprise boards.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Deddly View Post
                  Thanks, newbie2011! I expected it would be OK, but I wanted a second opinion to be sure. I have confirmed my order, so hopefully I will soon be the owner of the last ever Eman Uprise boards.
                  You're welcome Deddly ! Congrats on the boards, especially when they turn out to be such a rare find
                  Myself: RVL8 2015 Blunt XL, RVL8 2009 ALPdors, RVL8 2014 Condor, Spruce 125 LE, Spruce 2016 Osprey
                  Daughter: Twoowt Pirania 95cm;
                  RVL8 2010 Revolt Trees; Spruce 120 Yellow/Red

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