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Forum Destroyer DoubleDog Review And Buying Advice

Forum Destroyer DoubleDog 2013 - 2012 Review by The Good Ride

The Forum Destroyer Doubledog is a super playful super fun freestyle ride. . We like that they kept the camber Destroyer, canned the Chilidog and added the Doubledog. If you can live with the average edge hold the Destroyer Double Dog will do very well as a mellow all mountain freestyle board that is loose, poppy and very playful.

Size: 155
Days: 1
Conditions:
Riders: James, Peter, Jimbo,
Boots: Burton IonBurton SLX, Nike Kaiju, Forum Kicker
Bindings: Forum Shaka
Set Up: Centered 23″ wide 15 front -15 back

Ah man what a soft, spinny and playful forum board. Forum does hybrid rocker well.  It’s no high speed all mountain freestyle assault board but we all had a blast enjoying all that the park had to offer and playing around the mountain.

On Snow Feel: It’s not a speedy groomer board but all we wanted to do was play around and turn the mountain into a park.  It was fun to make a few turns, butter, Ollie, spin ect around the mountain.   It’s not for higher speed groomer assaults or really a groomer board but if you want to leave the park and look for natural stuff it’s going to be great.

Powder: The Destroyer Double Dogis small and not really a powder board.  Still it floats well for it’s size but it’s no pow board.

Turn Initiation and Carving: Super easy edge to edge and that just makes everything easier in the park.  Short radius turns are effortless and medium to wide radius turns are ok as long at there isn’t too much speed.  Carving is better than we expected but it’s no all mountain board.

Speed: The Destroyer Double Dog is chattery and will be exposed on most medium to long groomers. It’s just a little faster than the Destroyer Double Dogbut just about as chattery.  We found that the speed

Edge Hold: Most Burton and Forum boards have a small extension at each binding mount of about 1/2mm that gives a little extra edge hold.   Forum has a different hybrid rocker profile with one less bend and we think that is why Forum has better edge hold than Burton boards.  The edge hold is acceptable but we’d love to see a little more for an all conditions ride.

Weight- This felt lighter than most or all of the forum boards we tried.  Very easy on the feet

Switch: Super easy switch.

Rails/Jibbing: Great in the jib park.  We had a blast on just about any jib in our ability level.  If you are a serious technical jibber there might be better boards but we loved the soft and forgiving nature of this ride in the jib park

Pipe: Not enough edge hold to rock the pipe full time but it will do well on a soft sunny day. The more time you spend in the jib park with this board the worse it will be in the pipe but most of you know that.

Jumps: Our favorite part of the Destroyer Double Dog was its ability to Ollie and spring off kickers.  It’s way too much fun.  We were really pleased with the jump ability.  This was one of our favorite boards to Ollie around the mountain on.

All in all the forum Destroyer Double Dog is a board we had a blast on.  If they added more edge hold this could be a practically perfect all conditions park board.

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Forum Destroyer - Get it before they're gone forever.

Jul 05, 2013 by Bob Fitzpatrick
Ability Level: Intermediate • 
Riding Style: Regular • 
Days You Ride A Year: 5-10 days 

The Forum Destroyer Double Dog Double Dog Review by Bob Fitzpatrick
Size 154
Me: 5’9"? 165 lbs Size 9 boots.
Bindings: Rome Targa
Boots: Nike Kaiju
Level: Intermediate
Days on snow: about 5-10 days a year (one or two of those days are on skis - yes I do both).
Condition: late spring...corn in the morning turning into slush in the afternoon.
Days on the board:1

I think I finally found my board ! Coming off Rome Anthem (which was incredibly stable but at times I felt that the board had a mind of its own -- was it possessed?) the Forum Destroyer Double Dog was a pleasure beyond belief. It was soft, easy going and just patiently waited for me to give it directions. And man did it behave...

My first reverse camber / camber board (the board is hybrid - reverse at the middle but with regular camber under the feet)...and what a pleasure to ride. I bought the board during the end of season sale and did get to ride on it for 1 day at Okemo...And it was the last day of the season at Okemo.

On morning corn: It held its edge nicely and behaved very well. It did everything I wanted it to do - I have no complaints. I felt that it was stable and carved well. but definitely not at stable as Rome Anthem; however, I prefer the Destroyer over Anthem.

On afternoon slush: It was just beautiful. It floated nicely and never got its edge caught in the slushy built up. No matter how soft and slushy it was, this board made it so much easier to go down the mountain. I did not even have to think...it made going down the hill so much easier.

Turns: The board is so easy to turn but not squirrely. Short, medium, or long - it did not matter, the Destroyer Double Dog just nailed it !

Conclusion: Get the board now you won't regret it!

Added bonus: The Graphic on the board stands it apart from the other boards on the mountain.


5.0 5.0 1 1 The Forum Destroyer Double Dog Double Dog Review by Bob FitzpatrickSize 154Me: 5’9"? 165 lbs Size 9 boots. Bindings: Rome TargaBoots: Nike KaijuLevel: IntermediateD Forum Destroyer DoubleDog Review And Buying Advice

Riding Style

Freestyle

Riding Level

Beginner - Expert

Available Widths

Regular, Mid/Wide

Manufactured in

Shape

True Twin

Camber Profile

Hybrid Rocker

Stance

Centered

Approx. Weight

Feels Light

On Snow Feel

Semi-Stable

Turn Initiation

Fast

Flex

Medium/Soft

Edge Hold

Medium Snow

Powder

Average

Carving

Average

Speed

Average

Uneven Terrain

Great

Switch

Great

Jumps

Great

Jibbing

Good

Pipe

Average