Snowboard Review: 10-11 Sierra V-spot
29 May, 2010
Location: Steamboat, CO
Snow Conditions: Mixture of hardpacked to slushy groomers.
Setup: I rode the Sierra V-spot with my Union bastardized bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8.
First Impression: This board is soft and so easy to butter up the mountain with.
Flex: The V-spot is one of the softer women’s boards I’ve been on, super soft park flex from tip to tail which makes it an all around easy ride. The flex is on the softer side torsionally and longitudinally. It reminded me of a women’s park rocker or horrorscope for how soft it was and when you pressed it rose from the snow faster than expected. The flex made it pretty forgiving on the slopes, you could make mistakes and it wouldn’t punish you.
Turning: Very easy board to initiate into turns and maneuver on edge, quick response from edge to edge. Shorter radius turns felt best on the V-spot while the longer S turns you worked harder to keep them in the turn and not turn quicker. It’s a really forgiving women’s snowboard, so harder to catch edges and it won’t punish you for riding mistakes.
Stable: The softer flex and smaller size didn’t make it to stable of a ride outside of the park. Through any type of bumpy, choppy conditions it didn’t absorb them as well and felt bounced around. The softer flex didn’t make it as stable with handling speed and I slowed down after a lap with it.
Pop: Felt good on the pop, not difficult to ollie and the softer flex was a blast for buttering, I just felt the nose getting higher and higher off the snow. It almost reminded me of the park rocker with how easy it was to press/butter and bring the nose/tail higher off the snow than you thought possible.
Switch: The V-spot is a true twin and rides like a true twin, I never noticed any adjustment to how it handled in switch.
Overall Impression: The V-spot is Sierra snowboards collab board with Burton for women riders. It’s a women’s park board based off the Burton social. Super soft forgiving flex and the park is truly your playground with this board, easy to butter, press and pop off everything.
Shay’s Honesty Box: I knew it’d be soft but it’s definitely one of the softest women’s boards I’ve been on which suits the board perfectly for a park rider or someone wanting an easy forgiving board. For me, I thought it was too soft and didn’t offer up what I wanted as a rider since I still like some stability on the mountain.
On Snow Photo
Sierra V-spot description
Review Disclosure: This board was given to me by Sierra Snowboards.