"Burn - Awesome!"
- Name: 2010 Palmer Burn Snowboard Men's
- Skill: Intermediate
- Use: High Speeds
- Pros: Edge hold., Stiffness,
- Cons: Lacks playfullness,
After sitting on this board for about 8 months(bought it at the end of last season), I finally got to ride this weekend at Blue Mtn, Pa. Snowpack was a mix between man made pow, and hardpack/ice. Since it was my first time out for 8 months, I'm gunna chalk some of my first falls up to regaining my balance on a board, especially a new one.
My last board was a P-line. Great board for a beginner, flexible and forgiving.
As I said I took a tumble first couple turns with this new one because I think I was trying to initiate my turns real fast, and with my Pline's forgiving flex, I was able to do that. But this boards stiffness and edge didn't allow me to, at least at first.
Once I got going at speed, this thing had an iron grip on the mountain. I was very impressed with it's ability to not sketch out on turns at speed. And was able to hit some bumps that I woulda skidded on fallen on with my Pline.
I bought this board with the intent to progress my all mountain skills, and start picking up speed, and learn better edge control. I'm sure as this season rolls on, this board is going to allow me to really progress! Love it!