Mammoth 11/30/10

30 Nov, 2010

Last night I picked up the Lib Tech Attack Banana from the local Tech Rep to borrow for a couple days and get it out on snow.  I’ve been wanting to try it out since the announcement and finally made the move to track one down.  Since it hadn’t been ridden yet, I’m making an effort to avoid all rocks on the mountain which means more ollies.

I’ll be putting up a review of the Attack Banana after I get a couple more days on it but I can already say that it’s my favorite Mervin board to date, hands down.  Most of today was spent riding the groomers with it and some powder that we found, some choppy areas and a couple laps through Forest Trail park.  It was a good warm up day for the board and getting to know it.

I’ve been in Mammoth for a little over 2 months now and been riding the mountain since opening up, it’s been a treat.  Quite honestly having moved here without ever visiting, I found a place that I am liking more and more each day.  It’s also great that I have this mountain outside my office every day and within 2 minutes can be on the lift for lunch break.  Anyway I just feel really lucky to be here.

Finding some leftover pow on the attack banana

Alex my co-worker getting his shred on

The end of the day was spent with Jeremy and Daniel lapping through Main Park.  Starting this week, I’m going to get back to seriously progressing my park riding.  Starting small once again and working my way up to more features in the parks.  Until then, I’ll be riding the Attack Banana, the Arbor Formula and then the Salomon Answer.  Just giving a heads up on reviews coming up!

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  1. Francis
    November 30, 2010

    Can’t wait to read more detail review on this one! Looks even more Freeride/Freestyle Progressive machine Attack 🙂

  2. Todd-O
    December 01, 2010

    This thing looks awesome and really looking forward to your review of it.

  3. Trotter
    December 01, 2010

    Glad you’re liking it so far, and really glad you can ollie over those rocks! Enjoy!!

  4. Adam
    December 02, 2010

    Cant wait to hear your review. I have just purchased one of these for myself and cannot wait to try it out, hoping it will help out with my progression from a moderately intermediate rider and hoping it can take me up a level 🙂

  5. Mike
    December 02, 2010

    HURRY!!!! Ha..Looking forward to it Shay. I put off getting one and went with the Banana Magic instead. Wanted to get your thoughts on those two in comparison.

  6. December 03, 2010

    For those wanting the attack banana review, I just put it up!

    Adam, can’t wait to see how you like it. I fell in love with it from the first turns. I definitely think it’ll help you progress.

    Mike, Banana Magic is a solid board too! I think Banana Magic handled more playful than the attack banana. Loved both boards.

  7. Blake
    December 04, 2010

    Shay, great review. Have you had a chance to check out the Burton Sherlock or Nug?

  8. Blake
    December 04, 2010

    My bad. Just read the review of the Attack Banana and somehow posted my last comment on this page.