23 Mar, 2010
Forum Snowboards doesn’t hide who they are and with a heavy freestyle focus on riding they continue to build freestyle boards and let the other companies that freeride build freeride boards. Their style is very clear in their well-done snowboard videos each year and is shaped by their freestyle personality driven team of riders who make the whole mountain a terrain park. The end result is their motto, “we live forum” and they continue to in 10-11 with their range of products for the snow.
New for 10-11, in addition to the chillydog continuous rocker forum is offering the combo platter on a variety of boards. The combo platter is the same pop, edge grip and stable landing platform as camber, now combined with a forgiving and playful side of rocker. They’ve also added booter boosters which is increased energy return in the nose and tail, swingers club which is shaved cores that save weight to help spin faster and float through powder and stiffer tails for power in high speeds and slashing. Women also get their own chillydog this year customed to women riders with a slightly lower rocker height and a softer core profile between the feet to accommodate female riders specifically.
Forum Contract (Sex, drugs, rock & roll theme)
Features: Forum’s board specifically for urban riding features new pop camber, twin shape, new bad ass core, new bad ass glass laminate, new 0-60 base, beveled bad ass edges. Flex=3
Sizes: 146, 148, 150, 152
Features: The destroyer continues to be the most sought-after board for gnarly park riding and features camber profile, twin shape, gnarLE core, light triax laminate, formula base, new booter boosters and swingers club. Flex = 5
Sizes: 148, 152, 154, 154W, 156, 156W, 158, 158W
Forum From the Honeypot
Features: A powerful and forgiving park machine featuring rocker and camber, new combo platter, twin shape, gnar core, freebase, swingers club, new buttercup.
Sizes: 151, 154, 157
Features: The scallywag continues to give shredders massive ollie pop with their Chillydog with pop, twin shape, popular core, biax laminate, freebase, swingers club. Flex=4
Sizes: 151, 155, 158
Features: The manual is snappy, predictable and forgiving for riders trying to join the 100-day club. Chillydog with pop, twin shape, popular core, biax laminate, freebase, beveled edges. Flex=3
Sizes: 136, 143, 147, 150, 153, 156, 159
Forum From the Honeypot (left), Forum Scallywag (center), Forum Manual (right)
Features: A softer true twin board for those up & comers features camber profile, twin shape, gnar core, biax laminate, freebase, swingers club. Flex=4
Sizes: 148, 152, 152W, 154, 156, 157W
Forum Holy Moly Snowboard
Features: Forum says it’s the best park board in the world and features new combo platter profile, twin shape, new really light core, light triax w/carbon laminate, new really fast base, new buttercup, new booter boosters nextreme, swingers club. Flex= 5
Sizes: 152, 155, 158
Features: Meant for aggressive girls who want an aggressive freestyle board the spinster features new women’s chillydog, twin shape, gnar core, biax laminate, freebase, swingers club. Flex=3
Sizes: 144, 146, 148, 150
For 10-11, Forum continues with their good vibes motto offering up the hinge disk which allows the board to flex naturally underfoot. The hinge disk is now available on the Shaka and Republic bindings. It’s not available for women’s bindings yet which I find unfortunate.
Sorry no close-ups of each binding at this time
Forum Snowboard Boots
Forum offers tweaker technology in their boots which feature a softer medial (inside) flex for styled out presses and contorted grabs, standard toe-to-heel and lateral (outside) support for holding an edge and powering through heavy landings. It also cants naturally for added comfort in a wider shred stance. The tweaker technology is in the Forumula and Tramp boots.