Hey Readers! Your 11-12 Review Input!

06 Oct, 2011

It’s a great feeling to know that winter is almost here!  A fresh blanket of snow was seen on the mountain yesterday that helped brighten my day and made me realize I need to hear your input on reviews for this upcoming 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 2011-12, I have ridden 36 snowboards and 16 bindings that are in the review list here and two more snowboard reviews are coming up soon!  The season hasn’t even started so that means I have a lot more time to ride more 11-12 gear.

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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From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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  1. October 06, 2011

    Camber Nug from Burton
    Temple Cummins Split From GNU
    And Karakoram Splitboard Bindings
    Weird I know…!

  2. Pat
    October 06, 2011

    Only review power boards this season… burton fish reviews on hard pack, let us know how the banana hammock takes the pipe, and we NEED to know how well the jones hovercraft will take on the double kinks.

    But really, lots and lots of pow sticks.

  3. Al
    October 06, 2011

    Rossignol Jibsaw!!!! I can’t find much of anything on that board and the combined tech looks very interesting: magnetraction (lib tech), flat kicks (capita), and unique rocker tech… not to mention the graphics

  4. Andy
    October 06, 2011

    I agree with @Nate the Nug would be a great review. Id personally love to see a review on Lib-Techs Birdman.

  5. Peetu
    October 06, 2011

    I would like to see k2 parkstar review!

  6. Fes
    October 06, 2011

    If you can get your hands on a split from Chimera and review it, that would be awesome.

    Also, Lib’s La Niña MC, T.Rice Pro Split and Birdman and GNU’s Billy Goat Split and Dirty Pillow.

    Also, a review of the Spark R&D Burner (LT or regular) and of course the Karakoram split bindings as well.

  7. Jim
    October 06, 2011

    Unity Whale!
    Cartel ReFLexs.

  8. rin
    October 06, 2011

    Pow decks:
    Jones Hovercraft vs Unity Whale vs Lib-tech Birdman

  9. Frank
    October 06, 2011

    If you can take your hands on Exotic snowboard like Dupraz 5.5′ or 6′ will be nice to see how all around is on groom. powder and so on…
    – the new FLow Solitude 161 with Flow NXT ATSE bindings
    – Rossignol One Magtek
    – Rossignol Experience
    – Flux SF 45
    – Burton Malavita Reflex
    – Ride Maestro bindings
    – Gnu Rider Choice Pickle
    – More Bataleon too

    About it for now since you did the others all readay thanks 😉

  10. manhattanproj
    October 06, 2011

    i would like to read what your opinion is of the Never Summer Heritage.

  11. Andy
    October 06, 2011

    Capita BSOD and Union Contact Pro!
    Also, any of the bataleon boards

  12. Ian
    October 06, 2011

    I’d like to see more on stiffer/all mtn bindings like the Burton Cartel ReFlex and Diode ReFlex, Union Force SL, and the Rome 390/390 Boss.
    Also like to see a full Jones Hovercraft review, Burton Fish, and Burton Barracuda, and Rome Anthem/Anthem SS

  13. Kala
    October 06, 2011

    More Bataleon, especially their female specific boards, its so hard to find a review on them! I’m curious to know how different the 2012 boards are vs their older boards since they changed up the TBT to extend from tip to tail this year. I also would love to see a review on their new board, the Feelbetter.

  14. October 07, 2011

    Please get on one Lobster Board. The jib board seams to be very very soft – how soft is the question 🙂 And they also have a womens specific board …..

  15. Everett
    October 07, 2011

    Ride highlife
    Ride berzerker
    Salomon grip
    Any nidecker boards besides the yes line
    Any nitro boards

    Burton cartel reflex

  16. Rico
    October 07, 2011

    Ride Berzerker
    Capita Charlie Slasher

  17. Frank
    October 07, 2011

    Hi Micha,
    For what I understood, the Lobster Jib Board looks like a copy of Bataleon Disaster and the Lobster Park Board is essentially a Bataleon Evil Twin… So if you find out Bataleon Disaster or Evil Twin 2012 review it should be about the same as Lobster snowboard in my opinion…

  18. Ian
    October 07, 2011

    any chane we will see a boot review any time soon, or will we only see the Vans Veil in pics forever?

  19. October 08, 2011

    Ian, boot fit is such an important part of boots that there’s no point in me reviewing boots. I don’t even review the Veil’s because we all have different feet and fit is the only thing that matters.

  20. Dirk
    October 08, 2011

    Atomic Sir Floatalot
    Dinosaurs will Die Genovese
    Salomon Sick Stick
    Capita Charlie Slasher

  21. Andy
    October 09, 2011

    I have yet to read a review of the Banana Hammock

  22. Travis
    October 10, 2011

    Capita Mid-life Zero please. The mid-life has been one of capita’s most solid boards throughout the years and I’m wondering how the switch to zero camber affects this board and how it rides. Also, I feel that there aren’t too many boards with zero camber that are reviewed so any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks

  23. Snow Witch Elemental
    October 10, 2011

    My wish list for your testing:
    Arbor Coda
    Arbor Element Rocker (Compare it with Coda. They are almost identical except the position of their Bamboo struts. I would like to know what difference in riding the position of struts make.)
    Rossignol Experience
    Rossignol Krypto (Compare it with Experience. The Krypto is almost identical with the Ex, only it is supposed to be softer. I would like to hear your take on them.)
    Thank you

  24. jennifer
    October 10, 2011

    I’m going to throw in something different here. I ride Nidecker Princess, the stiffest women’s freeride board available in the market, and I’d like to get your take on it, especially in powder, which I don’t get to ride much at all. Been reading your blog for a long time, and I think you will enjoy its carving ability, and think that you will be able to push it hard. I usually ride a 149, but with the Princess, I ride a 154 to fully take advantage of the stiffness. I think you should try the next size up, the 159, or even try their men’s boards such as the Legend.

  25. tdeen
    October 11, 2011

    Would love to hear your thoughts on the Ride Berzerker!

  26. keither
    October 11, 2011

    Smokin’ Snowboards? Especially the Buck Ferton 🙂
    I’d also like to see the higher-end Drake bindings.

    How about doing a comparison of all the different edge techs (Magnetraction, Equalizer, Side Effects, Vario-Grip, etc…)

    And the BIRDMAN!!

  27. Rico
    October 12, 2011

    Burton Barracuda
    Rossi Krypto

  28. Rico
    October 12, 2011

    Lib Tech La Nina

  29. liz
    October 14, 2011

    Hi. I would love it if you could review the Prior Brandywine (either normal or the splitboard) 🙂

  30. Judy
    October 28, 2011

    I’d like to see reviews on the Nidecker women’s boards — Angel and Princess!

  31. Judy
    November 20, 2011

    Another one is the Arbor Push!