Reviews

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Capita Indoor Survival FK

Location: Snoqualmie Summit, WA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked to heavy leftover powder. Setup: I rode the Capita Indoor Survival FK with Union Force bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 156cm. First Impression: I forgot what NW concrete felt like but the Indoor didn't. Weight: Average Flex: Overall a playful board with the reverse camber on the Indoor Survival but the longitudinal ...

15 Jun 7:02 AM 12 Read More...

Binding Review: 11-12 Rome Madison

Location: Mammoth, CA & June, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to deep powder conditions Setup: I rode the Rome Madison bindings on the Never Summer SL & Lotus with my Vans Veil Boots size 8. Time to set up the binding: It's been a while since I mounted Rome's by my own hands and at first I thought the screws were too short.  After a google search, I found out I just needed to tighten one screw withou...

13 Jun 6:57 AM 2 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Lib Tech Banana Magic

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked groomed runs. Setup: I rode the Lib Tech Magic Banana with my Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 157cm. First Impression: It rips up the mountain with all mountain freestyle flare to it. Weight: average Flex: The Banana Magic is that all mountain freestyle board that is on the stiffer side for freestyle but that's wha...

11 Jun 1:03 PM 39 Read More...

Binding Review: 11-12 Rome Targa

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to deep powder conditions Setup: I rode the Rome Targa bindings on the Rome Mod Rocker with my Vans Veil Boots size 8. Time to set up the binding: Pretty quick timing to mount up the Targa's during the demo.  I figured that they might take some time with adjustments but for some reason they were matched good to my boot so setting up was normal time. Fit: ...

31 May 6:58 AM 2 Read More...

Binding Review: 11-12 Technine Jib

Location: Winter Park, CO Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked to icy groomers. Setup: I rode the Technine Jibs on the Unity Reverse with my Vans Veil Boots size 8. Time to set up the binding: Average time to set up since I grabbed the bindings from Technine and took them to Unity to mount up. Fit: The Technine Jibs make my boots look small with the ankle strap and baltimore toe strap but the overall...

27 May 6:19 PM 2 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Rome Mod Rocker

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked groomed runs. Setup: I rode the Rome Mod with Rome Targa bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 153cm. First Impression: New upgrades on the mod and a switch from camber to rocker camber! Weight: Average Flex: In the grand scheme of flex, the rome mod is on the stiffer end of freestyle boards.  It's meant for backcountry, for j...

24 May 7:08 AM 14 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Signal OG

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked groomed runs. Setup: I rode the Signal OG with my Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 155cm. First Impression: The original series - it's been around the block and camber knows how to keep on riding. Weight: Average Flex: The OG had a stiffer flex longitudinally but also felt like the nose was softer than the tail of ...

19 May 6:57 AM 6 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Lib Tech TRS C2 BTX

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked groomed runs. Setup: I rode the Lib Tech TRS with my Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 157cm. First Impression: The TRS is that classic choice for riding everything, ripping up everything on the mountain. Weight: average Flex: It isn't so stiff it falls into the hard charging category like the Dark Series and it isn'...

17 May 6:52 AM 9 Read More...

Binding Review: 11-12 Salomon Absolute Premium

Location: Winter Park, CO Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked to icy groomers. Setup: I rode the Salomon Absolutes on the Salomon Salomonder with my Vans Veil Boots size 8. Time to set up the binding: The bindings were quick to set up on the board.  In hindsight I thought the toe strap was centered and adjusted properly but with the slipping, who knows. Fit: For the most part the binding fit my boo...

14 May 2:34 PM 1 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Salomon Salomonder

[singlepic id=12333 w=150 h=181 link="http://www.shayboarder.com/2011/08/shayboarders-2012-top-picks.html" float=right] Location: Winter Park, CO Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked to powder. Setup: I rode the Salomon Salomonder with Salomon Absolute bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 154cm. First Impression: Salomon's created a fun park board that you could ride out of the park. Wei...

12 May 6:30 AM 4 Read More...