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jjin 04-01-2009 11:11 AM

Omatic wiggle stick + flux bindings review
 
I was at my local hill last saturday and had a opportunity to demo a 2010 omatic wiggle stick. The condition of the day was spring slush.

The wiggle stick I demoed was a 154 with flux's newest freestyle oriented bindings. I didn't really ask about the bindings the rep just told me it was going to be released in 2010.

Just for reference that day I was riding my 09' skate banana 156 w/ 09' Rome 390s. I rode the omatic for the other half and my own setup for the first half.

The rep was slow as fuck just mounting and setting up the bindings so I just went and set the whole thing myself.

Stance 18/-9 regular 24' width. The board was said to be a rocker. The first run down was just amazing, it rode really stable yet loose. I can't really explain the fusion of the ride, all I knew as it was confidence inspiring on a board I've ridden for the first time. I was pressing boxes and hitting kickers like I was on crack. It butters any and everything really well due to the softer flex. Although it is soft it is not a noodle it landed mid sized kicker with no problems. The wiggle stick saved my ass once when I almost caught an edge doing a mute 3 off a mid sized jump. It rod over ice like a champ. It has good pop. At the end of the day I wanted to trade my banana for the wiggle stick. My final evaluation would be excellent for a park board. I am defintly getting the omatic for next season.

The bindings were really good as well as the board. I forgot I was strapped in couple of times and the bindings had good response yet it did no hinder freestyleability. Cap straps were some of the best I've seen yet.

jmacphee9 04-01-2009 11:25 AM

this is the etrr-eco right?????? i have a feeling this board will be hot next year, people may want to order early if they want em..rocker plus tbt(kinda), money in the bank imo, i dont care what bataleon said i felt like rocker would be a nice feature..

ScBlack 04-01-2009 11:25 AM

Have you rode a Bataleon TBT before? if so, how's the Omatic wiggle stick compare to the TBT?

jmacphee9 04-01-2009 11:28 AM

i have not, the OP might, but heres someone that has
Omatic Extr-Eco Wiggle Stick with K2 Formulas ~ The Angry Snowboarder

ScBlack 04-01-2009 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmacphee9 (Post 151228)
i have not, the OP might, but heres someone that has
Omatic Extr-Eco Wiggle Stick with K2 Formulas ~ The Angry Snowboarder

Yeah I read that, just want to check out a second opinion on it. He did mention TBT tends to hang up during a skid which I have yet to experienced on my Jam...maybe I am not riding my Jam hard enough ;)

jimster716 04-01-2009 12:52 PM

YouTube - Omatic 2010 Preview

Video: Tanya from Omatic Snowboards discusses the Wiggle Stick and BS Technology

snowdog 04-01-2009 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimster716 (Post 151301)
YouTube - Omatic 2010 Preview

Video: Tanya from Omatic Snowboards discusses the Wiggle Stick and BS Technology

lol." It just wiggles around the mtn."

DC5R 04-01-2009 10:29 PM

Hmmm...I may just have to look into this board instead of a Bataleon.

BurtonAvenger 04-01-2009 10:39 PM

HAHA I love that video only I could show up to the Omatic booth wearing head to toe K2 stuff.

Gnarly 08-28-2009 01:19 PM

Bringing this back from the dead.

Does anyone know if the Wiggle Stick is going to have an extruded, sintered or syntruded base?


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