Snowboard Review: 09-10 O-matic Sweet

28 Feb, 2009


Location: Keystone, Colorado

Snow Conditions: Overcast with hardpacked groomers.

Setup: I rode the O-matic Sweet with Technine Nines and my Rome Vamps size 8.

First Impression: Probably the best graphics I have seen and just a good around board.

Size: 158cm

Weight: average

Flex: All around the flex was midway between stiff and soft which made it good for everything riding. I found it relatively stiff on the nose and tail, making it a little harder to press but good for pop. Between the bindings it rode softer, easy to torsionally flex it and really get good response from sharp turns.

Turning: I found the board really responsive edge to edge, easy to maneuver into turn initiations. The sidecut allowed for quick short radius turns and those felt the most fun with the board. The longer radius spread out high speed turns didn’t feel as stable but I wouldn’t expect that from this board either.

Stable: The most unstable feeling I got was in the bindings to board. Longer turns weren’t as stable as taking turns slower and more short radius. Over bumps, it cut through some cruddy spots and held an edge when I wanted to go faster on sharp turns down cat tracks. Good dampening over that choppy stuff.

Pop: The board had good pop, easy to pop off the tail with it. A little harder to tail and nose press with.

Switch: It rode the same switch as it did regular for me, it was really easy to swing around into switch riding, no catching of edges.

Overall Impression: The sweet definitely goes by it’s name, I didn’t expect it to be a hard charging board but for making the mountain your playground it was fun to ride. It’s a good all around board for someone looking to go more into freestyle.

Shay’s Honesty Box: The combination of bindings to board didn’t suit the board at all and I was really let down by that because I liked the board but didn’t like the bindings with it.

*This Review was done in February 2009, please be aware that products may change.

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4 Comments

  1. Schlenker
    September 15, 2009

    Hey, have u been riding last years sweet as well??? could get one and thinking about if its worth it to safe the coin… cheers

  2. September 15, 2009

    you should try this board with GOOD bindings – flux titan or union force for example…

  3. Steven
    September 15, 2009

    Hey shay, like bene said I would love to see a review of this board again with dif bindings if you’d think it would make a difference. Also, wondering if you could review the 09/10 awesome. ty, ill thro that in the other section where you are askin what we want to read about as well. thx for the time to read this XD ps. I was watchin that vid u put up with le tigre-deceptacon and now have that song running in my youtube all the time. haha.

  4. September 17, 2009

    Bene, I definitely will…this is a board on my list to re-try with my own bindings.

    Steven, definitely will try the awesome. Sick on the song, love that song!