I mainly ride here on the East (Ice) Coast and usually stick to the mountain but can be found playing in the park. Seeing as I'm a big guy I went with the 162 when I won it in the giveaway. We had an ok powder day this season opener so it was the perfect time to try it. It handled great in the pow and did well on the packed stuff. Didn't like it too much on the ice. The board does have quite a bit of flex and was very poppy. I couldn't stop myself from popping off every small hill I could find. It handles great but for the length it is not a quick turner. Can't wait to ride it even more! Definitely planning on taking it off some larger jumps in hitting some boxes and rails next time I hit the mountain. I'll update when I do
Pros: Fun board, Major Flex, Takes anything you throw at it
Cons: Other boards in quiver no longer needed, Only 2 sizes, Limited quantities
I won this board last year from the giveaway and honestly did not want it since I am an all mtn guy on the Ice Coast. My opinion changed after just strapping in at my house to test the flex. Taking it to the slopes was like riding something I had never experienced before. I'm used to riding a Burton Custom which is great, but has nothing on this board. If I wanted to bomb the slopes, I could, hit the park, it did it, butter and do massive ollies, no hesitation. I'm a buy guy and have had about 20 days with it so far, this thing handled amazing for me.
Pros: Very comfortable and work well under gloves. Add extra warmth and help keep snow off skin
Cons: Can't use under tight fitting gloves, are still a lil snug on my wrists even with the biggest size
If you are doing any kind of riding, you will want these. They are very durable and hold up well. I've broken my wrist before, and they still fit over the part that is messed up and after a day of riding it doesn't swell back up when I wear these. The strap on them can let you make them as snug or loose as you want
Description: Its a tight fit, but what you need in your boot
I usually just wear long thermal socks but these socks are really comfortable and are not super thick but still keep you really warm. They are very comfortable in the boot as well. Also, there is several colors of the socks so you can get it to match your gear, but not many people will see them anyways. Def worth every penny!
Pros: Worth the money. Holds board securely and has a decent interior. Works great for hauling your gear in your car.
Cons: It is not padded and is very thin. Only holds my board with bindings down. Bag fits very tight. My board is a 158 and I got a 165 bag hoping for more room, but the board is still a very tight fit, no way to hold boots but can hold goggles and gloves
Great bag for hauling you board and bindings only, if you are looking for one to hold more, look at getting a different one
Pros: Fits comfortably on my large head. Looks good and has goggle strap. Removable ear pieces make it nice for warm days
Cons: On warmer days, the helmet can be really hot even with the tiny vent holes open
I would recommend trying this helmet on somewhere before you go and buy it. Also don't order from a store, I can get it here for almost 75% cheaper. And it fits goggles pretty well. Well worth the money to save me from concussions
Pros: Adjustability, Easy in & out, Durable, Good construction quality, Lightweight, Comfortable, Well known brand, Popular model, Easy installation
Fit: fits fine
I am new to boarding and asked the forums for their opinions on what bindings to get. I am definitely glad I listened! The bindings installed super easy and can be adjusted easily as well. The back fits my leg and calf very good with no annoying rubbing. Strapping in is easy even with thick gloves. Very responsive and helped me master my carving. I do loosen the straps a lil when getting on the lift cause my foot falls asleep from how tight it is. Stood up well even in pretty hard crash landing. Made turning effortless, best purchase i have made so far