Snowboard Review: 10-11 Technine Team Dennison
12 Jul, 2010
Location: Breckenridge, CO
Snow Conditions: Mixture of hardpacked to slushy groomers.
Setup: I rode the Technine Team Dennison with Technine Mass Appeal bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8.
First Impression: For the conditions of choppy bumpy cruddy snow this board just cut through it and was a very comfortable ride.
Flex: The dennison has a softer overall flex to the board but in my opinion still isn’t a noodle by any means. It handles stiffer than you think it would and it’s not as soft as it sounds. The tail and nose of the board seemed stiffer and not as playful for buttering/presses but between the bindings had a softer torsional flex that meant easier edge to edge down the mountain. The dennison is a camber board so good stability even for a park freestyle board.
Turning: I felt really comfortable on the dennison in how it handled turns, it was easy to engage onto edge and the softer flex between the bindings made it comfortable for quick edge to edge response. There were no surprises in how it turned, the radial sidecut made for consistent carves. You can watch the board in the no-highback video experiment where you can see me turning on the board without highbacks being used and how easy it was without highbacks, when it came to the board with highbacks for this review…it was even better with response and very comfortable ride.
Stable: The dennison was a very stable ride down the slopes, it really cut through any choppy bumpy conditions and never felt bounced around. At higher speeds it was very comfortable and on slower turns I just enjoyed the ride without thinking about it too much.
Pop: I didn’t play with the pop on the dennison since I was more focused on getting comfortable with it for the no-highback riding.
Switch: The Dennison is a true twin and felt like a true twin riding down the mountain, I didn’t notice any differences when riding regular or switch.
Overall Impression: The dennison is that all mountain freestyle camber board that gives you a stable ride for charging the slopes but also an easy ride that won’t buck you off down the mountain. For the conditions it was one of the better boards of the day in handling some really choppy snow and being solid the whole way down the mountain.
Shay’s Honesty Box: The Dennison was a very comfortable no surprise ride down the slopes. The end result was me using the board in the no-highback video because I knew how the board handled and was very comfortable with it on the slopes.
On Snow Photo
Technine Team Dennison description
Review Disclosure: I rode this board at a demo day.