Price US $499

Flow Solitude Review And Buying Advice

Flow Solitude 2013 - 2010 Review by The Good Ride

The Flow Solitude is Powder Board with an interesting hybrid rocker profile.  It comes in big sizes, has a decent set back, pretty wide waist and takes you through just about any depth of pow with good float.  Since the Flow Solitude is all about float it’s totally worth it to have rocker.  Their are only a few riders these days that actually still like a cambered board in pow.   Flow does do a good job with their rocker to make it more stable in the flats, ride well in hard pack and be stable at speeds than some rockered boards.  They didn’t go overboard and banana the thing.  It seems to have 3 cambered shapes but some how ends up rockered at the end.  It’s not going to have the pop of the old non-rockered board but it will float a lot better in powder and is ok on the groomers. The Solitude is not tapered which allows the board to hold an edge a little better on the way to powder.  The Flow Solitudes below 2010 have camber so they will be fun to carve on groomers.  The new rockered board will perform well on groomers but won’t have the carveability that the old camber will.  It’s most likely worth it because of the solitudes significantly improved performance in powder and more forgiving nature.   Flow makes a good board and if you can find this somewhere then give it a try.  For 2011 not much has changed with the main design of the Solitude.  There have been some minor tweaks but nothing really worth mentioning. Same with 2012.  It’s still a big fun board for going out into the deep.

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Riding Style

Powder

Riding Level

Advanced - Expert

Available Widths

Regular, Mid/Wide

Manufactured in

Shape

Directional

Camber Profile

Hybrid Rocker

Stance

Setback -20mm

Approx. Weight

Feels Normal

On Snow Feel

Semi-Stable

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast

Flex

Medium/Stiff

Edge Hold

Medium/Soft Snow

Powder

Great

Carving

Average

Speed

Good

Uneven Terrain

Good

Switch

Average

Jumps

Average

Jibbing

Poor

Pipe

Average