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01-20-2014 10:09 AM
logocss Right on. I just picked the Villain up in 158 wide. Ill rip it this weekend and do a review on it
01-20-2014 09:49 AM
Nivek
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Originally Posted by speedjason View Post
it is labeled as jib/park board but thegoodride reviewed it more like an aggressive all-mountain.
Yeah and they also dont know their ass from a hole in the ground. Ive ridden it, and two of my friends own it. Can you ride it all mountain? Yeah, and its actually not bad out there. But its built as a park stick.
01-20-2014 08:13 AM
speedjason
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Really? People are saying the Villain is stiff? What? It's labled as all terrain jib and performs just as such. It's mid flex at best between the feet and just a bit softer in the tips. If you find it tough to butter I can't help but wonder if you even know what you're doing. It's soft with rockered tips...

As for it vs the Banana? Villain, every condition every day. Flat out better board.
it is labeled as jib/park board but thegoodride reviewed it more like an aggressive all-mountain.
01-20-2014 12:57 AM
Nivek Really? People are saying the Villain is stiff? What? It's labled as all terrain jib and performs just as such. It's mid flex at best between the feet and just a bit softer in the tips. If you find it tough to butter I can't help but wonder if you even know what you're doing. It's soft with rockered tips...

As for it vs the Banana? Villain, every condition every day. Flat out better board.
01-20-2014 12:16 AM
speedjason yes the villain is not very flexible. its pretty stiff between feet. not very easy to butter. to me its more like a all-mountain board rather than a park board.
carving on this thing is just magic. you just lay into the turn and it just holds like nothing. I dont like it when the snow is icy cuz its very rough. fresh groomer is the best.
01-19-2014 12:47 PM
bigbluebear I just came back from the mountain riding my villain and my friends skate banana for a run. The skate banana is definitely more flexible than the villain so it all depends on how much flex you want out of your board. Regardless of which you get, i'm sure your riding style will adjust to it.
01-17-2014 11:55 PM
Riley212
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Originally Posted by logocss View Post
@ 158 wide do you think the softness of the Villain play a factor with jumps or drops
Not really for big jumps with groomed landings. But riding out a big drop with a mediocre landing definitely. Its just not gonna bust through bumps and chunder like a stiffer board. I think its unfair to expect that from a board like this.
01-17-2014 11:47 PM
ridinbend Or if you want a more all mountain get the assassin. I would personally go that way over the villain if I had a choice.
01-17-2014 11:04 PM
speedjason Salomon builds pretty good stuff. Although made in China but the quality of my Villain is top notch (should be since it expensive).
I would say the Villain is very easy board to ride. its camber between feet and rocker tip and tail. its rather stiff in between feet and soft tip an tail. which makes this board poppy yet buttery.
01-17-2014 09:24 PM
TorpedoVegas I have a Villain and love it, my other main board right now is a Lib TRS. The Villain feels almost like a camber board to me, but more forgiving..cuts an edge like a knife. I've found it great in powder, maybe not super deep days, but fun when there's a fresh 10cm or so.
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