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Nolefan2011 02-25-2014 07:44 AM

Review: 2014 Smokin Team Series
 
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Just received my 156 Smokin Team Series in the mail, and wanted to start a review, as I have seen so many questions regarding Smokin, but it's hard to find reviews on the board.

Stats:
5'11
180 lbs
Stance - 15, 15

Just some background. I was looking for a board that could handle the mountain, would be fun at just cruising speeds, and be able to still handle everything in the park. I'm experienced with jumps, but still a beginner with boxes and rails, so was looking for a board that was capable of both and still have a fun all mountain ride if needed.

This board has thrash rocker. Basically like the C3 for Libtech, however, comparing to a Hot Knife, the rocker section between the feet actually touched the ground but doesn't raise the board off the ground like C2. With the Hot Knife, the rocker section doesn't even touch when placed on the ground. I actually think this could end up being a nice compromise, as the Hot Knife did lose some of that playful ride with the rocker being so small.

The flex is exactly what i was looking for off the snow. Very medium soft, between a Proto and Evo from NS. Much softer than a Superpark.

The board has a beefy Lib Tech, NS like build. The board is actually a little on the heavy side, but I actually don't mind that as if rather have a damp ride during the day for resort cruising once it gets chopped up.

I'll take it out to CO for 5 days in early March, and give a full review. Been also meaning to get a Banana Magic review up. Also had a Greats and a Westmark that I need to review.

Steezus Christ 09-07-2014 06:09 PM

necro alert.

i was wondering if anyone else could weigh in on the smokin team ttx? argo perhaps?

im looking for a soft flexing camber dominant board to replace my t.rice. i want something playful and poppy with the responsiveness of camber but still soft enough to butter around and hit side hits. been looking into this board and really like the looks of it. sandwich constructed sidewall, magne-traction, sintered base and looks as though this year is really taking big footed riders into consideration with that 26.3 ww on the 159 or is that a mistake?

Brewtown 09-07-2014 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Steezus Christ (Post 1805514)
necro alert.

i was wondering if anyone else could weigh in on the smokin team ttx? argo perhaps?

im looking for a soft flexing camber dominant board to replace my t.rice. i want something playful and poppy with the responsiveness of camber but still soft enough to butter around and hit side hits. been looking into this board and really like the looks of it. sandwich constructed sidewall, magne-traction, sintered base and looks as though this year is really taking big footed riders into consideration with that 26.3 ww on the 159 or is that a mistake?

I don't know anything about smokin boards but the yes jackpot comes to mind with what your describing, unless you really need something over 25.6 ww.

Supra 09-08-2014 01:50 AM

I had 18 days last year on the 2014 Team. I love it. It will do what you want. It's a soft between the bindings and has stiffer tips, which let it carve really well but are still fine for butters/fun.

I'm a gearwhore and usually refresh the quiver every year or two but the Team has stopped that cold. It's got the resort/park board category locked in and is untouchable.

Steezus Christ 09-10-2014 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Supra (Post 1805962)
I had 18 days last year on the 2014 Team. I love it. It will do what you want. It's a soft between the bindings and has stiffer tips, which let it carve really well but are still fine for butters/fun.

I'm a gearwhore and usually refresh the quiver every year or two but the Team has stopped that cold. It's got the resort/park board category locked in and is untouchable.

thank you kind sir that is exactly what i wanted to hear. :yahoo:

SilverSurfer 06-10-2015 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Nolefan2011 (Post 1569241)
Just received my 156 Smokin Team Series in the mail, and wanted to start a review, as I have seen so many questions regarding Smokin, but it's hard to find reviews on the board.

Stats:
5'11
180 lbs
Stance - 15, 15

Just some background. I was looking for a board that could handle the mountain, would be fun at just cruising speeds, and be able to still handle everything in the park. I'm experienced with jumps, but still a beginner with boxes and rails, so was looking for a board that was capable of both and still have a fun all mountain ride if needed.

This board has thrash rocker. Basically like the C3 for Libtech, however, comparing to a Hot Knife, the rocker section between the feet actually touched the ground but doesn't raise the board off the ground like C2. With the Hot Knife, the rocker section doesn't even touch when placed on the ground. I actually think this could end up being a nice compromise, as the Hot Knife did lose some of that playful ride with the rocker being so small.

The flex is exactly what i was looking for off the snow. Very medium soft, between a Proto and Evo from NS. Much softer than a Superpark.

The board has a beefy Lib Tech, NS like build. The board is actually a little on the heavy side, but I actually don't mind that as if rather have a damp ride during the day for resort cruising once it gets chopped up.

I'll take it out to CO for 5 days in early March, and give a full review. Been also meaning to get a Banana Magic review up. Also had a Greats and a Westmark that I need to review.

What did you think about the board?

Nolefan2011 06-13-2015 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by SilverSurfer (Post 2308369)
What did you think about the board?

It's a really nice mid flexing park board, softer all mountain board.

The rocker portion of the board barely touches in the center, and then extends out camber.

The board has plenty of pop. I'd say the board is right in the middle spectrum of damp and lively. It does a solid job of eating up chop, and you can really push it.

One thing I was surprised about was that you can euro-carve this thing back up the hill. That shocked me for such a soft board.

I am not a good rail rider at all, so I can't contribute much to the conversation there. I try to do it, and press as much as I can, and the board did seem to lock in. But I don't do any of the big park stuff.

It's pretty buttery. Tip and tail are pretty soft, and the middle seems to stiffen up.

I'd recommend it for someone that likes the profile of the board. For me personally, I like flat camber better, and am considering selling this one, and possibly going back to a Scotty Stevens (Ultrafear).


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