I’ve ridden a lot of decks in my day and it just seems that every year someone has to make a death sled that scares the living hell out of you. This was one of those decks. Whether it was the base profile, use of original camber, or the fact the core is one of [...]
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The Custom has been a staple of the Burton line for probably as long as you’ve been snowboarding. So what can be said about the Flying V version of this board? Is it still the true quiver of one deck or has it become something else?
Nitro is one of the bigger companies out there that sometimes doesn’t get the recognition they deserve. They make some really solid decks, my personal favorite of the line being the Swindle. Though it’s notorious for being a softer urban/jib board, I’ve made a point keeping the Swindle in my quiver since 2008 as a [...]
If soft and flexible is a prerequisite for a jib deck, then this board fits the bill perfectly. With a blunted out shape tweaking gypsy grabs was awesome as well as laying hard into presses. The award for most psychedelic graphics definitely goes to this deck as well. So if you’re a gypsy jibber that [...]
The Wasteland is Arbors mid wide directional all mountain deck that you can take from the street to the mountain and then some. Going back to riding a mid-wide traditional cambered deck was a bit different especially with how much park I’d been riding at the time. But the real question is how did this [...]
Arbor is a brand that embraces being green and strives to use the most beneficial renewable sources when making a deck. If it’s not going to benefit the ride then they don’t use it. New for this year they’ve added more reverse cambered decks to their lines and tweaked others. The Coda was the first [...]
This was my second jaunt on a Yes board seeing what they had to offer. Their sidecut with the magnitude of serrations is pretty interesting and they do have some other technology that is notable. However Nidecker bindings can suck on a aids infested Elephants penis worst binding I rode all season.
The Easy Livin is essentially the next generation of UnInc with Danny Davis at the helm giving the feedback on how this board should ride. Following suit in what seems to be the trend in alternate camber is Burtons Flying V which utilizes both camber and rocker. Here’s what I thought of the deck after [...]
Flow isn’t always a brand that people give respect to or praise for that matter but they do know what they’re doing. You don’t survive as a company for 14 years by having an inferior product. With a solid design team in place for what they call Triple Threat Technology ( board, boots, bindings) I’ve [...]
For the last few years I’d put together an annual review of everything I rode to put it all in one spot and help people utilize it in the ultimate quest to find a shred stick. As this year I’m doing the blog thing I thought I’d consolidate them all into one place for everyone [...]