Boards

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Arbor Draft

[singlepic id=12333 w=150 h=181 link="http://www.shayboarder.com/2011/08/shayboarders-2012-top-picks.html" float=right] Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked groomers to softpacked slush. Setup: I rode the Arbor Draft with Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 155cm. First Impression: Ideal for spring park laps. Weight: Average Flex: Definitely the softest men's board ...

30 Jul 12:36 PM 14 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Never Summer Infinity

[singlepic id=12335 w=150 h=181 link="http://www.shayboarder.com/2011/08/shayboarders-2012-top-picks.html" float=right] Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Mixture of hardpacked icy conditions to soft packed slushy conditions. Setup: I rode the Never Summer Infinity with my Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 154cm. First Impression: Continues to be the women's SL - ride anything b...

25 Jul 6:54 AM 58 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Flow Verve

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked groomers to softer slushy runs. Setup: I rode the Flow Verve with my Union Team and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 155cm. First Impression: Freestyle fun - that's the Verve snowboard Weight: average Flex: The Verve has a softer freestyle flex to it.  Torsionally it's not as soft but that helps give it more stability on the mountain and handling on ca...

24 Jul 9:53 AM 0 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Stepchild Simon Chamberlain

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked to ice chunks to slushfests. Setup: I rode the Stepchild Simon Chamberlain with Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 152cm. First Impression: The Simon Chamberlain steps it up with changes and it's a damn fine ride. Weight: Average Flex: Softer flex torsionally between the bindings with a stiffer nose and tail flex.  ...

20 Jul 7:14 AM 3 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Endeavor B.O.D

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked to icy groomers to powder. Setup: I rode the Endeavor BOD with Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 155cm. First Impression: Weight: Average Flex: Noticeably stiffer than the previous Endeavor boards I rode (Color and Boyfriend) and more aggressive than them.  The B.O.D was stiffer longitudinally with a softer nose an...

16 Jul 2:51 PM 4 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Flow Era

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked groomers to softer slushy runs. Setup: I rode the Flow Era with my Union Team and Flow NXT-AT bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 155cm. First Impression: Easy does it, that's the Era just relax and enjoy the ride Weight: average Flex: I felt that the Era was a softer flexing park board from Flow, softer flexing torsionally between the bindin...

10 Jul 7:34 PM 0 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 K2 Eco Pop

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked groomers. Setup: I rode the K2 Eco Pop with my Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 155cm. First Impression: The Eco Pop is an aggressive pipe board and it's quick. Weight: Lighter than average Flex: Stiffer flex longitudinally from nose to tail that helped give it stability on the groomers but a tad softer torsio...

06 Jul 6:49 AM 0 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Endeavor Boyfriend

[singlepic id=12336 w=150 h=181 link="http://www.shayboarder.com/2011/08/shayboarders-2012-top-picks.html" float=right] Location: Mammoth, CA + June, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked groomers. Setup: I rode the Endeavor Boyfriend with Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 148cm. First Impression: I could love this thing like a boyfriend on the mountain - it rips and doesn't ...

04 Jul 6:54 AM 1 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Flow Quantum

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked groomers to softer slushy runs. Setup: I rode the Flow Quantum with my Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 155cm. First Impression: This board is why I don't review graphics.  The graphics aren't for me but it's the board from Flow that I'd ride all the time. Weight: average Flex: Overall a stiffer freestyle/pipe board with a soft...

02 Jul 2:37 PM 0 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Never Summer Lotus

[singlepic id=12337 w=150 h=181 link="http://www.shayboarder.com/2011/08/shayboarders-2012-top-picks.html" float=right] Location: Mammoth, CA & June, CA Snow Conditions: Mixture of fresh powder to hardpacked to soft groomers. Setup: I rode the Never Summer Lotus with my Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 157cm. First Impression: Rides like the same board as last year, dominant fr...

22 Jun 6:33 AM 54 Read More...