Snowboard Review: 11-12 Roxy Envi C2 BTX
08 Mar, 2011
Location: Winter Park, CO
Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked to icy groomers.
Setup: I rode the Roxy Envi C2 BTX with Roxy Rock-it power bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8.
First Impression: Feels good to ride a women’s board that looks good but rides more badass than it looks.
Flex: The envi is a more aggressive women’s board when it comes to flex and handling. Stiffer longitudinally with a tad softer nose and softer torsional flex but still overall stiffer ride for women. It’s one of the few women’s boards that is comparable to men’s boards of the same caliber and just as aggressive for charging and handling. The Envi has C2 BTX which is banana rocker between the bindings and camber from the inserts to the contact points. The reverse camber helps give it extra float in the powder and playfulness but still camber for stability on the mountain.
Turning: Quick response from edge to edge on the envi, it really turns on a dime but also handles a mix of carving turns whether you want slow or drawn out riding. Just for the board flex and handling, the longer turns are stable and my favorite because you can really carve into each turn and hold the full S turn down the mountain. C2 BTX has MTX in it which means good edgehold on the icy hardpacked spots but I never felt it be overly aggressive on me with the envi. I ended up taking the board down a small section of moguls and the quickness edge to edge was fun to take down the run.
Stable: The envi has stability on lockdown, the camber in the C2 BTX and stiffer flex let it cut through the choppy conditions and good edgehold with the MTX on the icy conditions. At higher speeds, you don’t feel chatter and there is good dampening in the board to absorb the ride down the mountain better.
Pop: Didn’t play much with pop on the envi while I demo’d it. Maybe a smaller roller where the board was comfortable but nothing to really test it on.
Switch: The roxy envi has a twin shape but is directional twin so you adjust to the setback on the board.
Overall Impression: The envi is the aggressive women’s snowboard from Roxy and handles the mountain for girls looking to outride the boys. It’s quick to turn, handles stability and is a women’s freeride dream.
Shay’s Honesty Box: Riding the envi was perfect at Winter Park. I took the board out with two amazing female shredders (Kyre from Roxy and Lora from Quik PR) and we just charged the mountain on our Roxy boards. The envi held it’s own for each turn and rides way more badass than it looks. It’s that board I’d ride all the time because of how well it handles, carves and charges.
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Roxy Envi description
Review Disclosure: I rode this board at the SIA on-snow. Please be aware boards may change, this review was done in February 2011.