Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Taos, New Mexico
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i rode a fun.kink most of this season, which is just about the same board except one flex rating softer than the whatever. i could do anything on that board... moguls, steeps, trees, jumps, etc... and it could totally handle a lot of speed with no issues. i just sold it to a friend who can't get boards very easily in his country, after he had ridden it for a day, he was soooo excited. i didn't get into park until the last week or two, and it kept me entertained on the mountain, natural jumps and side hits all season.
i was looking at the goliath for next year to replace both my fun.kink and NS SL, as the whatever is very close to what i already had. we'll see.
to answer your ?s:
what's tbt like?
it's amazing. the edge to edge on tbt is so smooth and catch free, but you can still load up the camber for ollies/nollies and that kind of stuff. i like it much better than traditional or reverse camber, or any of the hybrids. carves and skidded turns just seem to roll into each other, and it's a very natural feeling ride.
how well does it ride?
my fun.kink was pretty much the same board, only a slight bit softer, and it's the best board i have been on all winter. i like it way better than any of the other brands/profiles that i have tried. i'm not out there demoing 100's of boards, but i've definitely made it a point this year to try every style of board to see what i like most. aside from traditional camber, tbt is the way.
is the extruded base fast?
yes. it's faster than a lot of the freshly waxed sintered bases i've tried, even after a week of neglect. it takes a beating too.