Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mountains of Mordor
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148 CAPiTA Scaremaster / Union Contacts
Conditions:sunny/slushy, cold/icey, manmade, 2.5 feet deep, fresh groomers.
5'8" 140lbs size 9.5
Well at my size this is definately a park board with major emphasis on jibs. Its really soft torsionally but not as soft longitudenally as a weapon. Unloaded quick little ollies aren't much from this, but if you load it up (maybe a little more than should be needed) then you do get a surprising amount of amp. Jibs like a champ. I like it better than weapon for jibs. Only complaint I have so far is the base seems kinda weak. I've taken some pretty big lines out of it from logs and such. Other boards I've ridden have much more durable bases. I can charge surprisingly hard on this. Though it is somewhat of a struggle and you really have to pay attention. There is some chatter, but its a jib board, not much you can do about that. I was keeping up with bigger guys riding 157's and 160's. We got a butt load of snow the last three days and as I was riding past upper 4'O'clock today when they opened it up, I couldn't resist. This board is not for waste deep freshness at this size. So for uber deepness, I wont say whether it is good or not, because its not fair since I've only had a jib size out in it. I imagine it would do alright, but I'd take a Believer over it anyday for big mountain.
The binding are lovely. You don't ride the toe strap as far over the front as others, which I like, it makes its hold much better, no strap slippage. The heel strap is really comfortable and close to disappears while riding. They don't tighten as well as my old Cartels, but better than a lot I've tried. And you can really feel a strength difference witht the magnesium buckles, its kinda wierd, but you really do. They are definitely limited to the park though. It was nice having them when I was in the freshness on my jib board though because they let me really get over my back foot. Even though I haven't really had any BOMB drops yet in them, I can already tell they will do incredible. There is so much padding in the heel, basically the heel is one big pad. Closest thing to comfort in a baseplate I've felt is EST's. The combo of the uber pad of the Contact's and the Harshmellow in the T1's makes chatter disappear. I know I've had some chatter bombing on a jib board, but I don't feel any of it.
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Last edited by Nivek; 12-23-2008 at 11:20 PM.