_REVIEWS2008-2009_BOARDS

Shay's Best of 08-09 List

As the 2008-2009 season winds down, I like to look back at the demo year to see what boards & bindings stood out from the pack. This isn't meant to be a board test, because I don't have the ability to ride every board out there so it becomes a list of products requested by readers and by me to check out. I try to ride boards that have interest or brands that are hard to get reviews on and stay clear from board...

14 Apr 6:38 PM 13 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 08-09 Monument 777

Location: Breckenridge, Colorado Snow Conditions: Bluebird skies with hardpacked groomers. Setup: I rode the Monument 777 with Rome Shifts and my Rome Vamps size 8. First Impression: A board to ride everywhere on the mountain Size: 153cm Weight: light Flex: It was a good medium flex, not a soft buttery board but not a stiff charging board either. All mountain ride and handle park to mountain flex. G...

14 Apr 8:55 AM 1 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 08-09 Burton Vapor

2008-2009 Burton VaporLocation: Keystone, ColoradoSnow Conditions: Snowing with soft packed groomed runs and some powder on the sides of runs.Setup: I rode the Burton Vapor with Burton Lexa bindings and my Rome Vamp boots.First Impression: I don't even want to think about the price tag on this board and how I can't afford it.Size: 159cmWeight: lightFlex:  Longitudinally it felt a lot stiffer towards the tail of th...

26 Jan 10:38 AM 2 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 08-09 Never Summer Premier F1

2008-2009 Never Summer Premier F1Location: Loveland, ColoradoSnow Conditions: Bluebird hardpacked groomers.Setup: I rode the Never Summer Premier F1 with Union Force’s and Union Contacts and my Vans Omni Focus size 8.First Impression:  I'm so used to the premier in how it rides.Size: 159cmWeight: averageFlex:  It's been softened up a tad for 08-09 and I can't wait to see how the reverse camber in 09-10 will make ...

26 Jan 10:26 AM 3 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 08-09 Flow Myriad

2008-2009 Flow MyriadLocation: Loveland, COSnow Conditions: Snowing with hardpacked groomers to icy groomers to fresh snow on the runs.Setup: I rode the Flow Myriad with Flow NXT-AT bindings and my Vans Omni Focus boots.First Impression: Lets see how this fun freestyle GW winner does on really bad icy cold last runs.Size: 154cmWeight: averageFlex: I didn't find the board overly soft, definitely has good torsional...

24 Jan 7:33 PM 1 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 08-09 Burton Love

2008-2009 Burton LoveLocation: Loveland, ColoradoSnow Conditions: Snowing with hardpacked groomers to icy groomers to fresh snow on the runs.Setup: I rode the Burton Love with Burton Cartels and my Vans Omni Focus size 8.First Impression: This is the only board that has ever made me smirk just thinking about dirty looks on the mountain and destroying young eyes with board graphics.Size: 158cmWeight: average.Flex: ...

19 Jan 7:41 PM 3 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 08-09 Lib Tech Dark Series BTX

2008-2009 Lib Tech Dark Series BTXLocation: Loveland, COSnow Conditions: Bluebird with hardpacked groomers to icy groomers.Setup: I rode the Lib Tech Dark Series with my Raiden Tigre bindings and my Vans Omni Focus boots.First Impression: The dark series never lets me downSize: 158cmWeight: heavier than averageFlex: Stiffer flex longitudinally and torsionally, which would make it stable for jumps. It's a do-it all...

15 Jan 8:38 AM 4 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 08-09 Salomon Sanchez

2008-2009 Salomon SanchezLocation: Loveland, ColoradoSnow Conditions: Snowing with hardpacked groomers to icy groomers to fresh snow on the runs.Setup: I rode the Salomon Salomon Sanchez with Salomon women's relay-e bindings and my Vans Omni Focus boots.First Impression: This is a playful board with a dirty name.Size: 154cmWeight: Didn't notice at the time.Flex: It's a softer flexing board, easy to flex torsional...

13 Jan 7:34 PM 6 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 08-09 Rossignol JDub Mag

2008-2009 Rossignol JDub MagLocation: Loveland, ColoradoSnow Conditions: Snowing with hardpacked groomers to icy groomers to fresh snow on the runs.Setup: I rode the Rossignol JDub MTX with Union Force SL bindings and my Vans Omni Focus size 8.First Impression: Stiffer freestyle deck meant for backcountry booters.Size: 154cmWeight: averageFlex: The Jdub is a stiffer freestyle board, you could ride it as a freer...

09 Jan 5:37 PM 1 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 08-09 Salomon Official

2008-2009 Salomon OfficialLocation: Loveland, ColoradoSnow Conditions: Bluebird with hardpacked groomers to icy groomers.Setup: I rode the Salomon Official with my Raiden Tigre bindings and my Vans Omni Focus boots.First Impression: This board is plain fun joy.Size: 155cmWeight: Didn't notice at the time.Flex: It's a softer flexing board, very soft torsionally so it really is easy to initiate turns and get quick ...

08 Jan 8:20 PM 1 Read More...