"great pow board"
- Name: 2010 Burton Malolo
- Skill: Intermediate
- Use: Crud,Powder
- Pros: Great Float, Fun Surfy Ride,
- Cons: Cost, Specialized,
Had the opportunity to ride this board in 12 of overnight Tahoe powder (not the usual Tahoe cement!) The board is awesome. It floats perfectly - the nose is nearly impossible to sink unless you decide to just stop moving on a flat stretch of powder. The setback, taper, and the S-rocker allows you to keep the nose afloat without having to use the back leg to press down on the tail. The ability to float on a shorter than usual powder board gives you great maneuverability in the trees. The turns are nice, fun, surfy, slashes. The landing from rock drops and natural kickers were super smooth and stable.
Even when the powder is gone and you're left with crud and groomers, this board is still very fun.
This board would make a great quiver addition if you already own a freestyle or all-mountain freestyle type board.