10 years is a long time for any brand to be around, but to have a board in their line for that long is remarkable. The OG is that staple board for Signal Snowboards and a board that doesn’t have any bells and whistles to it. Here’s what the review says.
Board: Signal OG
Camber Option: Traditional Camber. The tried and true camber.
Bindings: Rome 390 Boss
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Sunny blue skies with some clouds rolling through. The snow was spring slush but still insanely fast.
Flex: It was kind of a plank. There’s some give in the tips then stiffer from outside the insert packs through the center. The torsional give is a bit minimal.
Stability: Well it’s not as stable as the Every Third Thursday Pinewood Derby boards but it’s still plenty stable. Hitting icy moguls or soft slushy ones you weren’t going to get bucked around.
Ollies: Being that it’s traditional camber it does have snap if you load the tail up. Is it overwhelming? No it’s just enough to get the job done.
Pop On Jumps: It’s just like popping an ollie but with a lip. Granted this board is geared for someone that’s more jump oriented.
Butterability: Oh the joys of fighting a stiffer cambered deck in the name of buttering. It wasn’t fun, it wasn’t good, it was just sort of there.
Jibbing: If you get your weight way over the tips you have a chance at locking into a good press, otherwise it’s kind of mediocre.
Carving: Here’s something this board excels at. Railing turns and feeling locked in was awesome. This board just wants to go fast and carve.
Rider in Mind: A true snowboarding OG that just wants a meat and potatoes deck with camber.
Personal Thoughts: It’s just too much board for my style of riding. Sure it’s fun to rail turns and pop off some hits here and there, but for everyday use it’s not practical for my style of riding. Granted it is a really stable and damp deck which there are people out there who want that. I am not one of those.
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Disclaimer: This snowboard was loaned to us from Signal Snowboards marketing department for review.