ok this is more or less a mini review from a first time TBT rider. i rode the board for about an hour on shitty bindings. i got a little bit of everything in. its graphics were sick btw, looked way better in my opinion in person..
so i started out with obviously buttering it. as soon as you strap in you feel the need to butter things that have no need being buttered..so i played around just popping and buttering for a while. the board has some nice flat land pop, and is easily stiffer then the rome artifact. i took it down the hill and with 1% effort i could butter over a foot high halfway down the mountain. i am by no means good at buttering, i suck at it actually but this board makes it so someone who has never rode could do it....
so actually riding this board wasnt too bad, it wasnt great because it was so soft but i could take it down the hill no worries really. by no means your race board but it makes every run more fun. TBT was not as noticeable as i thought it would be unless i was doing floating 360s down the hill. just carving it, it was a little bit easier then a regular board.
in the park the board handle itself superbly. it ride boxes perfectly balanced, it was easy to land, and it loved rails. boardslide could not have been easier. i was very surprised that it didnt slip out at all on anything. jumping this board blew nuts as expected, its way to soft for jumping.
overall i feel like this wasnt a fair test, i would of loved to give an ET a ride but this was all i could. TBT wasnt as huge of a difference as i thought it would of been but i would still like to give it a try on an all mt board. if i was looking for a street and jib only board i would probably buy it over anything like the www or artifact or a kink etc...
Last edited by jmacphee9; 01-30-2009 at 12:40 AM.