Snowboard Review: 10-11 Roxy Ollie Pop C2 BTX
24 Mar, 2010
Location: Winter Park, CO
Snow Conditions: Hardpacked snow conditions that softened up during the day with bluebird skies.
Setup: I rode the Roxy Ollie Pop C2 with Rome Strut bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8.
First Impression: I can see why this board is such a popular women’s board and now with C2 it makes it so your progression is limitless with this ride.
Flex: The ollie pop is softer torsionally and between the feet which makes it really easy turn. The stiffer flex is where the camber is but that helps give it more stability underfoot and absorb some rougher terrain. Overall a really easy forgiving flex that can handle freeriding or park. The ollie pop for 10-11 has C2 BTX which is banana rocker between the inserts and then camber from the feet out, plus magne traction so the serrated edges that help grip the snow.
Turning: I found the ollie pop to be very consistent in it’s turning on the mountain, easy turn was predictable and forgiving to the rider. I could make short or long turns without feeling like it wanted to get out of it. The overall sidecut arc held really good in the snow and my own personal preference, the mtx was barely noticeable…never felt too grippy or catchy in how it handled.
Stable: I wish I had ridden the ollie pop previously to compare but the C2 mix of rocker/camber definitely made it more stable than I was expecting it to be. The ollie pop is more freestyle focused but it handled the freeriding and I still could play with it in the park. Overall while it was a easy board to ride, it didn’t feel like it couldn’t handle more aggressive riding.
Pop: With the camber underfoot, you can still pop the board from the tail for ollies and I found the ollie pop consistent with it’s name. Good pop for ollies and the softer flex keeps the playful feel on the mountain. Not the easiest women’s board to press/butter but not too difficult either.
Switch: The ollie pop is a true twin shape with harmonizing sidecut but when I took it out, somehow the switch riding felt more catchy than an easy transition.
Overall Impression: The ollie pop gets C2 technology for 10-11 and I foresee it continuing to be Roxy’s most popular board for the overall handling of it. As a freestyle board, the C2 gives it more stability but you can still play in the park with it and a really easy forgiving ride down the mountain.
Shay’s Honesty Box: If I had to choose one board to last me multiple seasons during my beginning seasons of riding, it’d probably be this board because it really did make snowboarding a easy forgiving progressive ride. The board didn’t limit the rider and the rider didn’t limit how the board rode, I consider myself more advanced on the mountain and this board kept up with freeriding and still could play around with the basics on it. It was forgiving and it’s a board that lasts.
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Roxy Ollie Pop C2 description
Review Disclosure: I rode this board at a demo day.