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Ride of the Week

Seth Lightcap/Sierra SunSteve Paoli and his Banana Hammock 160

The board is shaped like a kayak or a surfboard. It has rocker instead of camber, and no sidecut. When you stand on it, the nose and tail flex upwards.

Pow and nothing but. Deep, bottomless pow.

No. Riding the Banana on groomed slopes is extremely frightening. It has no sidecut so you can’t edge on packed snow. It redefines out-of-control terror.

It’s amazing. I get zero back-leg burn and no matter how much I try, I can’t bury the nose. Getting back to the lift on the groomers is sheer terror, of course.

Naw, but hammocks are sweet for napping.

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