_REVIEWS2009-2010_BOARDS

Grand Prix Copper: Men's & Women's Superpipe Finals

A couple weeks ago I was watching Copper put the finishing touch on their always perfect Superpipe and now I"m seeing the best riders in the world completely dominant it. Today was the Grand Prix Superpipe Finals at Copper Mountain in Colorado. The best pipe riders throwing down for their chance at winning cash, getting points and proving their skills in the stunt ditch. In previous years at Grand Prix, the weather h...

10 Dec 11:37 PM 0 Read More...

Shay's Best of 09-10

Now that the 09-10 season has come to an end (with the exception of this summer at Mt Hood) I figured it was finally time to bring back the best of 09-10.  The best of list is my way of commending boards I enjoyed riding this year, it's not a board test but just a two thumbs up kind of list. For the 2009-2010 season I ended up riding over 70 snowboards, 64 of which were made into reviews.  Of those 64 snowboards...

24 May 6:03 AM 3 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 09-10 Burton Custom V-rocker

Location: Loveland, CO Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to icy conditions on the mountain. Setup: I rode the Burton Custom with Burton Lexa bindings and Bonfire Geo boots. Size: 156cm. First Impression: The v-rocker upgrade finally enticed me to check it the new Custom and see what the fuss was. Weight: Average Flex: The custom is in the middle of the road on flex, it wasn't a softer flex but not stiffer...

22 Jan 7:01 AM 8 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 09-10 Nitro Rook

Location: Loveland, CO Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to icy conditions on the mountain. Setup: I rode the Nitro Rook with Raiden Eris bindings and Bonfire Geo boots. Size: 154cm. First Impression: A bit stiffer than I was expecting but good pop and all around seems like your typical park board. Weight: Average Flex: The rook was deceiving at first, it seemed like a stiff board and then once I got it r...

21 Jan 7:10 AM 2 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 09-10 Rome Agent

Location: Loveland, CO Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to icy conditions on the mountain. Setup: I rode the Rome Agent with Union Force bindings and Bonfire Geo boots. Size: 154cm. First Impression: The agent is a classic and while I couldn't ride the 1985 version it was good to get back on a classic ride. Weight: Average Flex: The agent isn't a noodle by any means and longitudinally it's a tad stiffer ...

20 Jan 7:25 AM 1 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 09-10 K2 Slayblade

Location: Loveland, CO Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to icy conditions on the mountain. Setup: I rode the K2 Slayblade with K2 Auto Agogo bindings and Bonfire Geo boots. Size: 156cm. First Impression: The eco pop won me over, lets see if I feel the same about the men's model for flatline technology. Weight: Lighter than average Flex: Overall it's on the stiffer end of the spectrum, light stiffer freer...

19 Jan 1:00 PM 10 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 09-10 Capita Sierrascope FK

Location: Steamboat, CO Snow Conditions: Hardpacked conditions on the mountain. Setup: I rode the Capita Sierrascope with Union bastardized bindings and Bonfire Geo boots. Size: 152cm. First Impression: The sierrascope is a collaboration between sierra snowboards and capita snowboards, sometimes collabs can make a product that is a great deal and a great ride...this is one of them. Weight: Average F...

18 Jan 7:32 AM 10 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 09-10 Forum Youngblood Chillydog

Location: Loveland, CO Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to icy conditions on the mountain. Setup: I rode the Forum Youngblood with Forum Shaka bindings and Bonfire Geo boots. Size: 156cm. First Impression: Woah, softer and really feeling the connection between bindings to board...a bit too connected. Weight: average Flex: The Youngblood is a softer flexing park board throughout the board and the combinat...

17 Jan 9:45 PM 3 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 09-10 Arbor Push

Location: Loveland, CO Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to icy conditions on the mountain. Setup: I rode the Arbor Push with Union Force bindings and Bonfire Geo boots. Size: 156cm. First Impression: Camber is like coming home, you know it's good for you and you know exactly how it will react to you. Weight: tad heavier than average Flex: The push is one of the stiffer women's freeride boards and meant ...

16 Jan 10:23 PM 4 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 09-10 Ride Machete

Location: Loveland, CO Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to icy conditions on the mountain. Setup: I rode the Ride Machete with Ride Sigma Movement bindings and Bonfire Geo boots. Size: 158cm. First Impression: Finally getting to ride the machete, I heard this board can cut down trees. Weight: Lighter than average Flex: Overall it isn't a soft board, as a park board it's on the stiffer side and I think th...

13 Jan 8:13 AM 17 Read More...