Snowboard Review: 08-09 O-matic Celebrity
18 Mar, 2008
Location: Keystone, Colorado
Snow Conditions: Cold, overcast with hard packed groomed runs.
Setup: I rode the O-matic celebrity with Flux Titan bindings and my Vans Omni Focus boots.
First Impression: hey…this handles pretty good for a more freestyle specific board.
Weight: Average. I might be wrong on this since the flux were heavier, the board weight could be lighter than average.
Flex: Definitely one of the more softer flex boards I rode for the day, but it was still stable to ride groomers. I liked that the nose and tail were softer while giving a good stiffer flex between the bindings allowing it to handle chop relatively good.
Turning: Definitely a easy more mellow sidecut, with slower edge to edge response. By the end of the day it was a fun mellow ride for making turns, not aggressive and letting the rider slowly ease into each turn.
Stable: It surprised me by cutting through the choppier terrain without any problems. I felt it a little unstable at higher speeds.
Pop: Super poppy and easy to ollie with. You could just load back onto the tail and your already flying superman with the spring of the board.
Switch: It was easy to initiate into switch turns and riding switch with. It’s a true twin…so rode perfectly fine with the flex riding switch. I had a lot of fun going from regular to switch and buttering it up in helicopters with the Celebrity.
Pipe: I didn’t take the Celebrity into the halfpipe but hopefully next time I ride it…I will.
Overall Impression: I had fun riding with it as it offered up a fun ride for more freestyle on-snow tricks. It was nice having it be a easier ride. Still was easy to ride and decent on the groomers.
Shay’s Honesty Box: Not my style of board, in width in flex but a fun overall board.