Snowboard Review: 09-10 MTNOPS Levianthan
10 Mar, 2009
Location: Keystone, Colorado
Snow Conditions: Overcast with hardpacked groomers.
Setup: I rode the MTNOPS Levianthan with Union Trilogy’s and my Rome Vamps size 8.
First Impression: This board is more fun for me
Flex: The levianthan has a more forgiving flex, a lot more playful and fun, softer flex but I wouldn’t consider it a completely soft board, more all mountain style flex where you can ride groomers and it’s stable on speeds but still playful.
Turning: Easier to initatiate turns and very quick response from edge to edge on this board. It was able to make sharp turns very quickly and could carve into the snow for really short radius turns. Longer turns it held decent but the shorter turns were the bread and butter on this board.
Stable: Since I was coming off of the Burden, I didn’t find this board as stable as that one but for being a softer more park orientated board it held well through choppy bumps and still could go fast with.
Pop: Good pop off the rollers and easy to land with.
Switch: Easier to manuever around into switch and didn’t notice it being a different ride during switch riding.
Overall Impression: Good all around board, quicker edge to edge, good response and a stable ride. It fit me as a rider for just a easier ride than the Burden. To me the levianthan was more I like to make turns down this run while the Burden was I like to point it straight down this run.
Shay’s Honesty Box: I rode this right after riding the MTNOPS Burden and it was definitely clear that this board was more my style and my kind of ride. I can’t pronounce the name for the life of me which kind of annoys me, but luckily I only have to write it down not say it aloud.