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    Posted: Jan/12/2007 at 6:47am
Going to ask you guys AND the staff this.
 
But I think I'm getting an Atomic Axum board, anyone have any experience with this type of stick?  My sister in law said she is sending me a snowboard as a gift that she got off of steepandcheap and I think that this is the board.
 
Anyone with any experiences about it?  I'm mostly a freeride and pipe guy, not a lot of jibbing but I've been trying to get into it more.
 
Any reviews or feedback on this board?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2007 at 7:41am
The Axum is like the Atomic Rapture's bastard freestyle little brother.  It has a little bit less tech in it than the Rapture - carbon stringers instead of titanium, not as great of a base, twin shape instead of directional.  This being said, it is no slouch.  The design makes it more of an intermed/advanced board; you should be fine if you can rip up the pipe.
 
I demo'ed it for a half day last year, and it is stiffer than most freestyle/jib boards out there (much stiffer than the www or the kink).  It also has a wider waist than other boards its length.  It's FAST (at least compared to any other park board) because of its base.  I felt it was a little slow edge-to-edge, but that's probably because I have size 8.5-9 feet and I was on the 156, which has a 25.4 cm ww.  So if you have larger feet, this should suit you well.  I've ridden the Atomic Hatchet, which the website says is the Axum's little brother (however, they are less alike than the Axum and the Rapture are alike).  I loved the hatchet as a freestyle board.  The Axum is stiffer than the hatchet, which will make it more stable on jumps and in the pipe, but jibbing on it, if you're learning, will still be doable.  It's definately still a freestyle board.  It's good if you like to throw tricks off natural terrain.  It's not exactly a pow stick, but you can take it outside of the park, which is something most jibsticks are not able to do.  You'll have fun.
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2007 at 8:44am
Sounds to me like it's a perfect jibbing compliment to my Burton Raven (which I love as a board), does that sound accurate?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2007 at 9:13am
Definately a good complement.  Your raven will be much better in the pipe and in all-mountain freestyle because of its shape/stiffness, but the axum will be good for laps through the park and messin around on the groomers. 
Honestly, I wouldn't have picked the Axum first if I were to say, "which park board should I get?".  It's not as buttery/playful as some boards but it's definately not bad and you'll be happy with it.  I would be, especially at the s.a.c. price.

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