Wi-Me is a relatively new brand in the snowboard world. Their big thing is pushing the whole American made snowboard process as well as supporting riders. The Shredneck is a cross between a redneck and a shredder. So how does this first year brand fair?
Board: Wi-Me Shredneck
Camber Option: Traditional Camber
Bindings: Rome 390 Boss
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 175
Conditions: Sunny blue skies with fresh corduroy and soft snow.
Flex: That middle of the road true twin flex on a cambered board reminiscent of most decks from the 90’s.
Stability: It’s stable but not damp which made it a bit more lively. The sidewalls actually dampen really well and remind me of what Ride has going on with Slimewall.
Ollies: The beauty of camber is that it will pop when you load it up. This board with the way its designed can snap a mean ollie off a roller if you know how to ride camber, if you don’t you’re fucked.
Pop On Jumps: It’s another deck designed for hitting jumps by these guys. Traditional cambers rebound is predictable and Brecks jump line is always fun. Putting these two together just made sense. It snapped just fine.
Butterability: Getting up on the nose or tail and spinning around took a bit more work but the boards flex in the center doesn’t fight you. This makes for a fun cambered butter, just be prepared that it might catch.
Jibbing: It locks in when you push into a feature. I still believe traditional camber is the best for front boards with how it doesn’t have to be fought to wrap around a rail.
Carving: The sidecut does the job for allowing mellow to deep aggressive turns.
Rider in Mind: A guy that is half redneck half snowboarder that wants a no nonsense meat and potato deck.
Personal Thoughts: Probably not the deck for me but it gets the job done which is nice. For older guys that remember the 90’s this is a throw back style deck to that. It’s not loaded with bullshit bells and whistles.
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Disclaimer: This snowboard was loaned to us by Wi-Me Snowboards marketing department for review.