and while nothing revolutionary or groundbreaking, their boards are made in Austria appear to be up to par.
...however, the only boards I can find online are deep discounted eBay boards which raises my skepticism.
They claim to be one of the largest snowboard companies in the world (not necessarily a good thing), so why have I heard so little about them? They've also got a dealer heli boarding vid here: YouTube - atomic snowboarding dealer heli boarding event that shows this cool inflatable pack thing and they seem to have it down w/ dealer communications, so are they just trying to work into the US market or what?
Hahah...I knew snowolf would jump on this one right away
In regards to the Cold Smoke, how do you like it's stability at speed vs response to turning? Do you feel if it's a lazy turner or more precise (i.e. fun on tree runs)? How is the level of stiffness? I love my '08 Anthem however have heard good things on the Cold Smoke. One of our sponsored riders just got a Cold Smoke and I'll be taking it out for a spin in a few weeks when we visit him and a few others out in Tahoe.
I just bought the exeter from wheel and heel for 175 bucks. They have a ton of 06 & 07 boards with steep discounts. It is an exceptional board for the money. I was lookin at the Ride Fleetwood but think I made an excellent choice.