Have you ever felt that the powder was so deep you that a boat might be of more use than a board? A 50cm-plus dump sounds sexy, but sometimes it’s just too deep – especially when you find yourself in some of Niseko’s infamous pancake sections. This leads to long wading out, or just pointing it straight to get through – not really that much fun. Lib Tech gave the twin-tip Banana Hammock, a tip-to-tail banana rocker and wide Planshape that will float you like a boat. Killer pop, low spin weight, and double-sintered UHMW sidewalls make the Banana Hammock a powder board full of pleasing surprises. Only for the deep, deep days. ¥120,000 Victoria Sports, Tokyo. Web: www.victoria.co.jp, or Tel: 0120-77-6693.