"flash some steez- lovin' it! "
- Name: 2010 Artec Gabe Taylor Snowboard Men's
- Skill: Advanced
- Use: Groomed,High Speeds,Off Trail,Park,Powder,Ungroomed
- Pros: great flex for an allmountain board, all around awesome, sick deal on price
- Cons: a little stiff for the park rat, still good though,
i wrote a previous review below- love this board! and i stand by everything i said, this board rocks! but now that i've riden it longer i have a ferw things i'd like to add.
after taking it out a few times, the boards get wayyyyyy flexier than when you first take it out.
now that i'vegotten better at it, riding switch and landing fakie is no problem. the stance is meant to be set back further towards the back, but i adjusted it to have a centered stance just by moving the front binding forward by screwing in the base plate one notch forward. definitely a very noticeable difference on flex when you think about it, but just stay be aware of it, and while you're riding (regular or switch) you'll be good.
durability! woo! i feel like this board will last a long time for me. don't quote me on that and say that it for sure will, but it seems solid. i've put a few dents in the nose from rocks and failed rail attempts (ouch) but it's nothing i'm concerned about, it hasn't affected anything but the when you hold up the board and inspect it.
before i bought this board i was told to buy what size i would use for a free ride board and not a shorter board for the park. i weigh about 165-175 and own the 159. best size choice from what i can tell. it seems to have a fairly wide base, i wear a size 10.5 boot, and it's perfect. i would say don't buy the wide board unless you have a size 11.5+ boot.
this is also a great beginner board i'd say! you could start out on it, then as you progress it'll be there for you, stickin it out on the hill.
-directional blunt twin tip
-all mountain board
definitely a good choice! stay stoked!