"Can get you into, and out of a few pickles..."
- Name: 2010 GNU Park Pickle BTX
- Skill: Advanced
- Use: Groomed,Halfpipe,High Speeds,Jibs,Jumps,Low Speeds,Off Trail,Switch Riding,Ungroomed
- Pros: Stable, Holds an edge great, Looks great
- Cons: Stiffer than expected [may need more break in],
I always wanted one of the original pickles and had a chance to pick up a leftover this year for a great discount. After trying a variety of new rockers this year, I was slightly suprised how stiff the pickle was. As I continue to ride it however, I feel it is continuing to break in.
The board feels great underfoot, stable and comfortable. As others have said, the magnatraction takes a little getting used to, but proves to hold an edge extremely reliably. Pop was good, not suprisingly poppy, but enough to get onto features without worrying.
The most notable thing about this board, is obviously the asym sidecut. This definitely takes some getting used to. It seems almost too easy to carve heelside, and a few heel heavy landings will have you carving right onto your butt unexpectedly. After a few runs it proves to come more naturally, and really allows you to get into some serious carves.