"Best value snowboard. Only minor setbacks"
- Name: 2010 Sierra Reverse Crew Snowboard
- Skill: Advanced
- Use: Butters,Groomed,Jibs,Jumps,Switch Riding
- Pros: Initiates turns unlike any other board, incredible performance at a phenomenal price,
- Cons: edge hold is not as strong as other boards, more prone to wash out when landing spins,
I have been a snowboard instructor for 3 years, and have been riding this the last 2 years. I know boards very well since I often switch with other instructors, and compared it to this board. If it were a car, you would describe it as a driver's car because it is poised and agile, yet can punish you if you falter when pushing it to the edge. The board's reverse camber is quite steep, allowing you to literally hop from edge to edge like a figure skater. Once turns are initiated, however, you do not have the same power to truly carve out of the turn that you might on traditional camber boards. The board is fun to ride in the park because it is so agile yet playful. On jumps, you need a less dramatic set up turn since it can turn so quickly, but landing spins is more challenging since the reverse camber washes out easier on the landings (I ride east coast, so the landings are often very icy, out west you may not have this problem).
Overall, you will not find a better deal on the internet or in stores, provides incredibly fun performance for a minimal cost. If you are intersted in carving alone, however, go with the regular camber crew.