The westmark's ride feels closer to your machete just softer, the grip tech will definitely help in icy conditions. It has a skaty loose feel but not like RCR or banana boards that feel like standing on a bubble between your feet.
The villain feels like a camber board without the catchy tips, the sidecut works ok on ice. The best thing about this board is the great pop and how light and durable it is. The sintered base is also plenty fast.
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