Boards

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Arbor Poparazzi

Location: Mammoth, CA + Boreal, CA + Northstar, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked snow. Setup: I rode the Arbor Poparazzi with Union Atlas Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 152cm. First Impression: Camber isn't dead - it feels too good to get back on it. Weight: Average Flex: On the softer side longitudinally with some stiffer flex underfoot so you still get good stability o...

30 Nov 7:22 AM 0 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Zion Wonk

Location: Mammoth, CA and Boreal, CA Snow Conditions: Mostly hardpacked conditions with some soft spots. Setup: I rode the Zion Wonk with my Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 152cm. First Impression: The Wonk's full of fun without paying a ton. Weight: Average. Flex: The Wonk is built for all mountain jibbing so it's on the softer flexing side of the spectrum but it's not a noodl...

17 Nov 7:25 AM 3 Read More...

2011-2012 Snowboard Review

Each year, the goal is the same. To ride, review and describe how a snowboard rides to the average snowboarder. These aren't boards put through Alaska powder riding or 80 foot jumps, these are boards ridden at resorts in varying conditions and reviewed by the same standards each time. Each season I hit the slopes to review the boards you want and as the only reviewer, you know what to expect when the review gets post...

17 Oct 6:44 AM 5 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Venture Storm Splitboard

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Mixture of slushy snow to leftover soft snow to hardpacked conditions. Setup: I rode the Venture Storm splitboard with Spark R&D Blaze bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 156cm. First Impression: A good trek on the way up, even better on the way down the mountain. Weight: Average Ease of Use: Setting up the splitboard was pretty easy with the Voile m...

16 Oct 4:11 PM 1 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Never Summer Premier F1

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Mixture of hardpacked icy conditions to soft packed slushy conditions. Setup: I rode the Never Summer Premier F1 with my Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 159cm. First Impression: The Premier has always been that board for freeriders to the core. Weight: Average. Flex: The Premier F1 is on the stiffer side for flex and comparable to the Rapt...

13 Oct 6:56 AM 4 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 YES Big City

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked morning snow to softpacked slushy afternoon snow. Setup: I rode the YES Big City with Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 156cm. First Impression: Don't let the graphics or name fool you.  This board is not meant for city riders, it's an aggressive mountain board. Weight: Average Flex: The Big City is described as a medium flex but...

29 Sep 6:34 AM 9 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Never Summer Raptor

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Mixture of hardpacked icy conditions to soft packed slushy conditions. Setup: I rode the Never Summer Raptor with my Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 159cm. First Impression: The Raptor tears alive the mountain...one carve at a time. Weight: Lighter than average. Flex: The Never Summer Raptor is designed to be carved, it's a true freeride ...

14 Sep 7:03 AM 7 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Flow Drifter

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked groomers to softer slushy runs. Setup: I rode the Flow Drifter with my Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 159cm. First Impression: This is not the same board I rode at the SIA on-snow - which is a great thing! Weight: average Flex: Right in the middle of the board flex spectrum, not as stiff was the Infinite and not as a soft as th...

21 Aug 6:27 PM 1 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Flow Infinite

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked groomers to softer slushy runs. Setup: I rode the Flow Infinite with my Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 159cm. First Impression: Solid freeride board - just wish it wasn't spring conditions to ride this board. Weight: average Flex: Longitudinally the Infinite felt stiffer with a more forgiving torsional flex on the board.  The...

14 Aug 1:58 PM 2 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Lib Tech T.Rice C2BTX

[singlepic id=12339 w=150 h=181 link="http://www.shayboarder.com/2011/08/shayboarders-2012-top-picks.html" float=right] Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked groomed runs. Setup: I rode the Lib Tech T.Rice with my Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 157cm. First Impression: Pop, check.  Stability, check. Charging, check.  Ride a little more like Trice in y...

03 Aug 6:31 AM 63 Read More...