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

Size: 154cm

Weight: average

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.

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

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On-snow Photos
MTNOPS Levianthan Description
For more information on the MTNOPS Burden go to MTNOP’s website.

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  1. Marc
    March 11, 2009

    I saw that board at SIA and I sooo wanted to try it. I’m jealous.

  2. Anonymous
    March 11, 2009

    Who cares! It’s just a Unity

  3. GhostintheToast
    March 11, 2009

    Cool that you’re featuring these lesser-known brands, thank you for that.

    Though I went to MNTOPS website to learn more about their company and lineup. Wow, amateur hour. They host their images on photobucket, really? Here’s a tip, GoDaddy’s got hosting accounts for like 4 bucks a month.

    They know how to charge 75 bones for a freakish sheep wool baseball hat though.

  4. Anonymous
    March 21, 2009

    This board looks sick!