A powder board that handles a spine transfer backside 180? Yup.
Burton designed the Malolo Snowboard to give you flotation previously only available from a swallowtail and include a freestyle feel to let you throw down 540s off a cornice. Updated this year with and ICS mounting system the Malolo can be quickly adjusted for more or less stance setback depending on your needs and the tricks you want to throw down. Whether charging a chute as thin as your hallway or bee-lining towards a massive gap, the Malolo Snowboard's sintered WFO Vision base gives you hair-on-fire speed, and Dualzone EGD construction positions the wood grain along the toe and heel edges for incredible control. The negative profiled core gives you plenty of pop for spinning off cliffs and launching off spines. Burton's Infinite Ride technology and burly 10:45 sidewalls ensure this board will ride like it did out of the box, season after season. *We can't control which color you receive, but we know you'll dig it. - Fall 2008.
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The Malolo is designed for men. What is...
The Malolo is designed for men. What is the main reason women don't use it? My husband loves his. We are middle aged intermediate riders who love the powder and can handle double blacks when they are covered in the deep stuff. I am 5'2 and currently ride a 144. Could I ride a 149?
The malolo 149 is actually a unisex... It has a softer flex than the larger sizes. Many, many, many women ride this thing.
If you normally ride a 144, you will have no problem adjusting to the 149 as a Powder board.
Definitely my shred stick of choice when it snows!
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I have salomon bindings that screw in.
How do I use screw ins with the Malolo board with their Channel getup?
Is there something that I can use to allow me to use my old bindings?
yes they come with plates so any bindings work in them
I just bought this board based on the...
I just bought this board based on the reviews and for my love of burton boards and POW. It's been a few years and I haven't dealt with the ICS boards before.
Is it possible to mount Ride MVMNT bindings on this board without voiding any warranties? Maybe a minor fix with the bindings?
Yes, but the whole purpose of buying the ICS set-up is to use the adjustability of Burton's EST bindings... just sell the ride bindings and scoop up some EST's from last year, IT'LL BE WORTH IT!!!
when you bought the board it should of came with a small package with "regular" binding adaptors(I'm not sure what they're called...)
I picked this board up as my powder stick since my skier friends kept talking up their fatty sticks. I was shocked at the difference it makes. This board is incredible in the pow. All my other board have been neglected since this purchase. The float in the pow is effortless and makes the experience so much more enjoyable. Since the stance is set back 5 cm and has a tapered design from front to back, the nose rises out of the snow so easily. Probably not the best for those who demand riding switch often but you will not regret the benefits this board can offer if you are able a mountain that offers frequent powder.
Great through the trees, in the steeps, pow fields, moguls, feels a little different on the groomers but not anything you can't get used to. Can't really opine on the park since I detest waiting in lines again just to hit a kicker. Anyways why take a board that likes to play in the pow to the ice-packed park?
Tiny midget learns to love the pow
After 15 years of snowboarding, this board changed my life. Standing just shy of 5 foot nothing, I've tried every board under the sun to complete my quiver. Every year, I end up head over heels when my nose dips into the pow. Long boards, short boards, women's, men's, nothing kept it from happening. When the Malolo came out in 05, everyone kept talking about how amazing it was. I felt left out of the party, and accepted that while powder was fun, I couldn't see what the hype was about, since it was so much work. When they finally launched a 149 (rumor has it JG, Burton's innovator, wouldn't agree to a little one, even for his own girlfriend!), I snapped it up, and I can honestly say it's like cheating. It's a mogul destroying, chop busting floating machine, and I finally understand the hype. I now love hippie soul carving.
Would the 2008 version perform just as...
Would the 2008 version perform just as well as the 09? I found a good price on one, and I want a powder board bad.
Definitely! I ride an 08 162cm, and it's great! Awesome for pow, good on carving, and flexible enough for good pop! Pick it up if you found a good price, but make sure it's the right size. No use getting the wrong size, no matter how great the price.
The 2008 uses the 3D binding mount pattern where the 09 has the new EST binding interface technology. Many would argue, including myself that the EST binding mount system provides superior response and board feel compared to standard 3D bindings. You are closer to the board and save weight over the 3D system. Short answer; the 09 will be a better performing board IF you incorporate the EST binding into the package as well!
The 2008 Malolo 162 was my first board, and having only rode rentals before it, I was obviously amazed. It performed great; I first rode North Carolina with it. We had decent conditions the first few days, a little ice here and there, but the Malolo actually handled well even on the ice! It surprised me a lot. I could race down the mtn, blowing past my buddies and spinning with ease. The last couple of days there, we caught 10" of powder. I didn't think the board could handle any better, but when I got first tracks in deep pow between trees, it felt like I could die happily.
Overall, the board handles well, turns and spins easily, and runs smooth and fast. No jitters for me; all fun on the mtn. Get one!
Would the 158 Malolo be hard to turn in...
Would the 158 Malolo be hard to turn in the trees? I'm 5'6", and about 190-195lbs geared up with pack. Based on weight alone I'd go with the 158. My regular board is a 159 T6. Just wondering if there would be a big difference in the trees between 154 & 158. Tree riding would only be occasional though (5-10%). I just got back from Silverton (bowls and chutes, but also some tree runs) and a Malolo probably would have served me well there (my T6 was OK - SMX would have been better). I'm just thinking a 154 sounds short. Especially considering the weight range Burton recommends for it. But at the same time, B also recommends downsizing 3-6cm from a regular board (which is my 159 T6).So what is recommended - a 154 or 158 Malolo?
so are you saying the softer the better for tight trees?
.No reason you shouldn't be able to ride a t6 in Bowls and chutes, in tight situations and on steeps, you want a stiff/responsive board ..Just Check the burton Team video's and check out the insane steeps/chutes that Terje and Nico ride--- all on a t6.
Clearly, you're riding a board or mountain above your skill level..Maybe think about getting a more mellow board --A burton Custom might work for you.
It just sounds like you were "overpowered" by the t6...sounds like softer would help you until you pass the intermediate level of riding and grow into being able to ride the t6 in any condition and terrain comfortably..
The 158 would be perfect, no problem. The 154 will be too short for you. I know Burton says size down, but you could be riding at least 162 pretty easily at Silverton on a classic "freeride" board (no taper, but long), so a 158 Malolo would make since in that context, since it would give you similar float in deep snow. The 159 T6 sounds long for you, since it is such a stiff board--it sounds like it may have been trying to ride you at Silverton. Terje and Nico Mueller can ride whatever they want, as two of the best big mountain boarders on the planet--but that doesn't mean what they ride would be a good choice for anybody else. In pow and soft snow, the Malolo would be a better ride than the T6: it floats better and goes easier on your back leg, it turns pretty quickly since your weight is set back, and it is a great all-rounder (outside of the park). If you ride Silverton often, or in good conditions almost anywhere, the Malolo would be a good board for the quiver. Hope that helps!
I love the Fish, but it really requires untracked to really shine. This is a great compromise for the reality that most of us face - cut up powder. But, if you do hit untracked, this thing rocks. I have heliboarded twice in BC on this and it is great. Stable, slashy and great float.
I have a 152 board right now but my friend...
I have a 152 board right now but my friend has a mini and i really like it but can I still do everything in the terrain park with a little board like that? is it harder?..easier?
yeah smaller boards rule the park
I currently have a 168 Canyon and a 166...
I currently have a 168 Canyon and a 166 Omen as my two boards. I like a bigger board and ride very hard. I would rate my self as an experience expert. I was thinking of getting the 162 Malolo. Do y ou think I would enjoy the Malolo in a little smaller board?
Definitely! With the way Burton builds their taper boards your actually supposed to size down. Get the 162cm you'll love it!
162...and to the guy above "Turner"---The Malolo is NOT a stiff board, it's medium stiffness as it's essentially a tapered Custom
This board rips
I ride a '07 166cm and love it. The board is super stiff and has a great shape for ripping deep powder or flying down groomers. I haven't had any of the lamination problems I read about on other sites. I'm 6'2'', 230lbs and the 166 has been great. Make sure you don't buy too long because the long nose on this will really toss you around on any bumps if your board is too long. I discovered that when I set my bindings too far back. The base is really fast, and paired with the stiffness and shape your can carve down groomers as fast as you're willing. I wouldn't buy this board unless I already had another board to butter and jump with, because the short tail and stiffness doesn't allow for much. Bottom line: add a killer powder board to your bag and get a great board for the groomers to boot!
Just curious if anyone with experience can...
Just curious if anyone with experience can give me advice on sizing for the Malolo? I am 6'1" and weigh 195 lbs. I plan on using this board on a Heli trip. We will mainly be boarding wide open, fast, deep, power... I am thinking about the 166 over the 162??
I'm 6'2'' 230lbs and ride a 166, but my front binding is as far forward as possible. When I set it back at all it feels like I can't control the nose very well, so I'd vote the 162 for you. Riding it this season I feel like I'm just big enough for the 166.
I would go with the 162. As you can see by Turner's answer the 166 is a big board for big riders. With fresh pow, you should have plenty of float and plenty of fun on the 162.
Hi, can I use my old burton cartel bindings...
Hi, can I use my old burton cartel bindings with the mounting.Also, is it possible to buy one of these sweet boards and pick it up in Salt Lake at the start of march?
Your bindings should work fine, if not a local shop can sell you some discs to make it fit. To get it in SLC, Backcountry doesn't allow warehouse pickup anymore, but you could overnight it to your hotel or where ever you're staying. Or buy it at REI and have them deliver it to the SLC store.
i'm 5"6' 135lb, and i currently ride a...
i'm 5"6' 135lb, and i currently ride a salomon forecast 153mm, do you think the 149mm will work well for me as a dedicated powder board?
I think it depends on how a 153 rides for you. If it is way to short in powder and you can't keep the nose up at all I would buy the 158 and set up with a wide or forward stance to be able to control the long nose on the Malolo. If the 153 does pretty ok in the powder and you just want something that rips powder with less back leg burn then the 149 should work for ya.
Surfing the Malolo
This is one incredible board. I have the 07 162 (which by the way is the same board Gerry Lopez rides in this years Warren Miller Film) and I haven't rode anything this versatile. It will float across the deepest powder and shred through anything you throw at it.