Hey Readers! Your 10-11 Review Input!

13 Sep, 2010

Now that temperatures are dropping, specks of snow have been seen in the upper regions and winter is almost here…it’s time for your input on upcoming reviews for the 2010-2011 season. I want to hear from you what boards/bindings to ride and review this season, what boards need reviews and what gear you want to know more about.

So far for 2010-2011, I have ridden 30 snowboards that are in the review list here and the 10-11 season hasn’t even started so that means I have a lot more time to ride more 10-11 snowboards.

I welcome all responses for all types of boards/bindings, the most popular requested gear will go to the top of the list and this list will be in my pocket all season as I cross it off and write up a review on it.  I understand that online reviews are hard to come by, some companies/models are even harder to find reviews on which is why I want your input on what you want to be reviewed.

Just remember I ride both men’s and women’s boards and bindings. I’ll be reviewing based on my riding style which varies from freeriding to trees to powder to pipe to park. I’m not the best park rider but I’m progressing at it. Make sure you look to see if I’ve already ridden the board/binding you are interested in, here’s the list of snowboards and bindings.

If you want me to ride something, to review it…post a comment (anyone can do it) and tell me what you want me to ride.

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  1. September 13, 2010

    How about Flow bindings? Specifically Women’s styles, my wife can never find input on Flows (she loves them, why? I dunno)

  2. Brahmma Lamma
    September 13, 2010

    Academy, Smokin,NS, compatriot, CAKED, YES,Artec, Bataleon. You know, them smaller companies.

  3. JPT
    September 13, 2010

    Burton Sherlock and Nug are at the top of my list

    Rome Targa

    Jones Hovercraft

    Keep em coming!

  4. JPT
    September 13, 2010

    Oh and Ride Optimo Contraband

  5. September 13, 2010

    LIB tech- LANDO phoenix is the best board I ever tested.

    RIDE -Insano boot

    RIDE -DELTA binding

    This is the setup I ride in my dreams. No one will be dissapointed in these hardgoods.

  6. Jason
    September 13, 2010

    How about Venture? Haven’t seen any reviews from you on them.

  7. matty
    September 13, 2010

    I’m looking at the the Capita Charlie Slasher/Party Shark, the GNU Riders’ Choice now that it’s got C2 (will it really change THAT much?), the Burton Custom Flying V, and the Capita Indoor Survival FK.

    For bindings, I’m always interested in the latest version of the Cartels – both est and regular versions. I’m also curious about the Union Force SL and Union Asadachi III binders.

    Do you know where you’re spending the winter yet? If it’s here in Washington, maybe I’ll see you at Alpental or Crystal!

  8. Jason
    September 13, 2010

    I’d definitely be interested in your thoughts on the Bataleon Jam.

    Some more coverage also on the rest of the YES range to also cover some budget ranges, the Basic and the Optimistic.

    And when and if you manage to get your hands on some of the Nidecker boards when they come out.

    Cheers Shay!

  9. Rico
    September 13, 2010

    Hey Shay I’d be interested in some boards:

    -NS Heritage
    -NS SL
    -Ride Highlife
    -Lib Tech T.Rice
    -Bataleon Jam
    -K2 Turbo Dream
    -Rossignol Jdub Magtek

  10. Kate
    September 13, 2010

    You should see if you can get your paws on a Volcom board. How sick would that be! Haha, just kidding, but seriously…

    I would like to hear your opinion on Weekend snowboards because I don’t know anything about them. And you should ride the Rossi Diva and the DC Biddy because they’re simply amazing. Miss ya Shay! Looking forward to the reviews!

  11. Francis
    September 13, 2010

    Hi Shay,
    NS Raptor 159 or 164
    NS Heritage 155 or 158
    Rossignol Decoy (amptek) 156
    Rossignol Jdub 158 or Onemagtek 156
    Rossignol Experience (amtek) 163
    Jones Flagship 161 or 164
    Gnu Altered Genetics 159
    Lib Tech Banana Magic 157
    Ride Highlife 158
    Dupraz 5’5” or 6′
    Burton Nug 146
    Burton Sherlook 160

    Rome bindings Targa (canted bed)
    Ride Optimo

    Thanks Francis

  12. Mike
    September 13, 2010

    K2 Believer please.

  13. Seriosha
    September 13, 2010

    Hey Shay! So here we go in the next round it seems 😉

    I would be interested in Flux Bindings (Freeride and Freestyle), OK, i want much more, but your takes in the last seasons have been well mixed and so im ok with it if you just stay like that 😉

    Keep up your good work and thx for all the effort!

  14. breezy
    September 13, 2010

    academy propaganda rocker
    yes basic
    capita indoor survival fk
    arbor coda

    that’s my vote thanks for doing demos and all these reviews

  15. David
    September 13, 2010

    currently riding the sierra (regular) crew with burton triad bindings and burton rulers.
    saving up for union forces, capita either indoor, horrorscope, or something else, and 32 lashed boots.

  16. Damian
    September 13, 2010

    Lib-tech – Banana Magic, MC Kink, Goggles
    Union – Contact Pro
    Smokin – Any
    Artech – Any
    Capita – Partyshark

  17. Roddy
    September 13, 2010

    Hows about the Never Summer Pandora. I know you have the hook up with them so I know you can tell me if its an appropriate stick for a 5’4″ Female ripper. Im asking for my long term G.F. so I want to make sure she’s gonna be happy.

    Also! The Head i.ct Kers and some super responsive high end, responsive, bindings.

    For once in my life I’m making decent money and I feel like its time for some irresponsible spending.

    If you ever make it down to VA i’ll buy you a drink!

  18. Chris
    September 13, 2010

    Anything by Endeavor and O-matic…

  19. Steve
    September 14, 2010

    Salomon grip please.
    Can demo but wand to know how it does on Pow and tree runs.
    Dont get either indoors in UK.
    Another vote for Believer as well although it might be same as Last years?

  20. Peterborough
    September 14, 2010

    It would be interesting if you could find a board that comes with standard and some sort of reverse/combo camber and do a compare and contrast, even if it was last year’s vs. this year’s (assuming no major changes to the board were made other than camber). I think I have seen through the hype, and realize that their is not one perfect camber option, but I am interested to see what you think. Definitely review the Arbor Push (maybe your thoughts on the new manufacturing facility, and loss of dimpled p-tex), as women’s boards just don’t get reviewed. I would love to see the NS Raptor and F-1 (if I’m not mistaken, the Raptor is more like an expensinve Premier and the F-1 is a little more freeride, now?). Skate Banana is an obvious choice, and I would also be interested in Burton Fish reviews as well. Lastly, Jones – based on the desriptions of these boards, I would pretty much buy one of each, add a Skate Banana and call it a day – quiver completed; please review them all if you can!

  21. Jeremy
    September 14, 2010

    Yes Optimistic
    Capita Indoor FK
    NS SL
    Burton Sharlock
    Rome agent rocker

  22. Jeremy
    September 14, 2010

    oops forgot about bindings,

    Flux Titans & Feedback would be nice.

    Thanks Heaps, keep up the good work 🙂

  23. Andrew
    September 14, 2010

    Nike snowboard boots – Zoom DK, Zoom Force 1, Zoom Kaiju, etc.

  24. Jon K
    September 14, 2010

    Burton Sherlock

    Drake Super Sports

    Quite curious what you’ll have to say about these two


  25. lee
    September 14, 2010

    Matty, I rode the Charlie through some sick sick powder last year. I’m from the Midwest where 3 inches of new is considered powder ,so coming out here (washington) I knew I needed a POW board. Charlie helped me enjoy it immensely! Awesome board that does exactly what it says its going to do. I’ll be happy to answer any questions on it for you or Shay.

  26. Ann
    September 14, 2010

    VEnture boards, Storm especially.

  27. matty
    September 14, 2010

    Thanks, Lee! Have you ever ridden a Malolo? If so, how would you compare the two? What bindings did you use on the Chuckie?

  28. Andrew
    September 14, 2010

    LibTech T.Rice
    GNU Danny Kass

    More and more boots!

    Thats it – keep up the good work!

  29. lee
    September 14, 2010

    Matt never ridden a malolo but a friend of mine has ridden both and hands down Charlie wins. Used union forces on the board.
    Let me tell you this about it, since I wasn’t used to powder it made it reallly really easy to ride it. I nosed down into the snow up to me knees ,adjusted my shoulders a little and boom, I was right back up on top again. All you have to do is center your stance on the sidecut and the board does all the work.

  30. dan
    September 14, 2010


    Check out these bindings for me:

    Rome 390 Boss
    Union Contact Pro


  31. Treezy
    September 14, 2010

    All the boards mentioned above


    Thanks Shay!!! (damn that list is long =P)

  32. Dave
    September 14, 2010

    K2 turbodream
    GNU dirty pillow
    Rossignol onemagtek please!!

  33. Dave
    September 14, 2010

    adding one more
    NeverSummer SL 2010

  34. Jason
    September 15, 2010

    This one seems pretty left-field in terms of the tech involved. Would love to hear your experience on it:

    Head Force i KERS 10/11

    And how could we also leave out the Pam board? Seems like a few manufacturers are having some fun with the graphics of the boards this season.

  35. Dan
    September 15, 2010

    Jones Flagship!

  36. Jason
    September 16, 2010

    @Dan I’d actually like to hear more about Jones Hovercraft!

  37. Kara
    September 16, 2010

    I second those asking for a review of Venture’s boards. They look awesome but have never seen reviews.

    Thanks Shay!

  38. Francis
    September 18, 2010

    Arbor A-Frame
    Arbor Element RX

  39. Francis
    September 20, 2010

    ARBOR COD 157 or 161 😉

  40. Francis
    September 20, 2010


  41. Lily
    September 28, 2010

    The boards I’m interested in:
    – DC Biddy
    – Flow Jewel
    – Rome Vinyl
    – Ride Compact
    – Bataleon Distortia

    – Flux GU30/GM 30
    – Union Trilogy
    – K2 Virtue
    – Ride DVA

    Thanks!!! 🙂