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gr0mmitgirl 01-16-2011 11:21 PM

Snowboard Review: 2011 Emerge The Crow
 
Holy crap. This board is the @#$%!!!

I've been riding for 5 years now, had 3 boards before this one. The latest board I had was the GNU B-Nice, which was alright, though I felt like it was easy to "slip out" on it when doing kickers. Anyway, I was at Mountain Creek this weekend and got to demo an Emerge snowboard. Apparently they're a new company, just getting started. I was kinda skeptical at first but figured I might was well demo one of their boards, and I'm glad I did!

I demoed The Crow rocker. First of all the graphics on this baby are BADASS (you can see it here Emerge Snowboards). It rides super smooth, is NOT catchy one bit (rode in mostly packed powder), and the flex felt perfect for me...not too stiff and restricting, but not too soft/unstable. The edges hold well in ice too. It's awesome not worrying about ice anymore, I'd always be a bit nervous when I knew an ice patch was coming up, but not anymore! I took it to the park and did a few kickers and boxes, and this board performs like a frickin beast. No slipping out like on the GNU B-nice.

Honestly this board feels like one of those sweet custom boards that run you up hundreds and hundreds of dollars. I got it for 300, which is a steal! My B-Nice will be up for sale haha. For anyone who's looking for a new ride, definitely check out this company. Apparently they have both traditional camber AND rocker for all their models.

Bindings: Rome Madisons <---these bindings are awesome too
Boots: ThirtyTwo Boas

Emerge Snowboards

v-verb 01-17-2011 06:48 PM

Nice review - Got any pics of your board?

gr0mmitgirl 01-17-2011 09:36 PM

thanks! Not yet, I'll post some tomorrow!

gr0mmitgirl 01-18-2011 01:54 PM

Here are pics of my new ride without bindings mounted:

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...eat=directlink
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...eat=directlink

v-verb 01-18-2011 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gr0mmitgirl (Post 360656)

Hi gr0mmitgirl

Thanks but can't see them - can you check teh links?

Cheers

nigel

gr0mmitgirl 01-19-2011 12:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by v-verb (Post 361034)
Hi gr0mmitgirl

Thanks but can't see them - can you check teh links?

Cheers

nigel

Oh damn, try these links!

http://i52.tinypic.com/2u3zcpx.jpg
http://i52.tinypic.com/alm5wm.jpg

Not the best quality, will take more pics in the snow!

v-verb 01-19-2011 08:17 PM

Looks very cool!!!

david_z 01-19-2011 09:32 PM

did you ride the camber or the rocker version?

gr0mmitgirl 01-20-2011 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by david_z (Post 361739)
did you ride the camber or the rocker version?

I'm riding the rocker version of the board :D

legends6spd 01-21-2011 12:08 PM

wait, so u rode a GNU board w/ magnatraction that you worry about in ice conditions and also slipping out but this thing doesnt?


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