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Smokin Awesymmetrical Review And Buying Advice

Smokin Awesymmetrical 2017 - 2014 Review by The Good Ride

Past Reviews

The Smokin Awesymmetrical is a board that lives up to it’s name. The first 2 times we rode this it was pretty fun but the 2017 model really got us all off.  I defer to Kyle and Peter here and say it’s a great All Mountain Freestyle ride.

More review to come…….

Past Reviews

The Smokin Awesymmetrical is a fun twin that takes the idea of the Gnu Forest Bailey Space Case and mixes it up a bit to make it more of it’s own asymmetrical or Awesymmetrical board.

Size: 156
Days: 2
Conditions: One day with some groomers, light snow and powder off piste.  Mainly Good Sierra snow in the morning that started to get slushy and thick mid day.
Riders: James and Peter
Boots: Burton Imperial, Nike Lunarendore
Bindings: Burton MalavitaSalomon Defender
Set Up: Centered about 23″ wide 15 front -15 back.

Approximate Weight: Feels medium to bordering on heavy.

On Snow Feel: The Awesymmetrical offers up a ride that feels more like a combo between EC2 BTX and C2 BTX. It felt a little more stable between the feet than some C2’s I tried and a little less stable or about the same as some EC2 BTX models I tried like the Forest Bailey Space Case.  it felt pretty stable between the feet but occasionally got loose like most hybrid rocker boards do in the few harder patches of snow that I encountered. I’m calling this a freestyle ride but it definitely could be an all mountain freestyle ride as well. It felt like a fun playful board.

Powder: No powder but the ease it handled slushy snow made me think it will plane well in powder for a twin with a centered stance.

Turn Initiation and Carving: Pretty easy edge to edge and almost snappy. It’s not super quick but definitley quick and playful.  Carving was pretty good but nothing out of the ordinary.  The tip/tail didn’t wash on more aggressive turns. All in all turning was fun with this board.

Speed: Pretty stable for a twin and it offered decent mountain speed. Its nothing to write home about but it’s pretty fun for cruising the mountain and it has all the speed you need in the park.

Uneven Terrain: The groomers and even parts of the park got pretty torn up with the softer snow and the Smokin Awesymmetrical did a solid job navagating through bumpy pushed around runs.

Edge Hold: There is pretty solid edge hold here that borders on excellent.  I personally like the more mellow magnetraction that Smokin has for where I mainly ride because it handles softer snow very well without being too grabby. This kind of magnetraction handles a wider range of conditions better than the more aggressive magnetraction. If you ride in harder to icy conditions then you want the more aggressive magnetraction.

Flex: Felt pretty middle ground and like all Mervin boards it probably works it’s way to med/soft after some time on it.

Switch: This is the next level of perfect for riding switch for most duck stance snowboarders. Asymmetrical side cuts make switch even easier than true twins It’s the kind of ride that inspires confidence and makes you want to ride switch more.

Jibbing: I didn’t really jib much and I hope to get Kyle, Jimbo and Peter on it for more jibbing but from what few jibs I hit I liked it well enough. Didn’t blow my mind but it was good enough.

Pipe:  Had a couple passes in the pipe and it moved from wall to wall well, held an edge in the one icy side and climbed the soft side just fine too.

Jumps: There is pretty good pop going on here with the Smokin Awesymmetrical.  It’s got a fun spring to it and I had fun popping over the little bumps in the snow as well as hitting small to medium size kickers with a few passes in the park.

All in all I think this is a fun board that many could like and it’s a nice alternative for those that like the Gnu Forest Bailey Space Case but can’t find the right size for their feet. I liked the graphics better with the Awesymmetrical but the ride a little better with the Space Case. I’d like to spend more time on this board with our crew to get to know it better.

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Smokin Fawesym

Feb 18, 2016 by Alicia
Ability Level: Intermediate • 
Riding Style: All mt • 
Days You Ride A Year: 65 • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 5'5 big girl 

After having a Ride 151, than a Gnu Bpro 149 I moved to a 151 Jones Twin Sister. After a year my Jones separated on the base along the cut down to the core. Not covered under warentee I thought I would try something new. despite many friends advising that I purchase a different board I had my heart set on this and bought a 153.

I have never loved any of my other boards as much as this baby! I was concerned it would be too big but it was perfect. I live on the Icecoast and this has zero chatter, curves like a queen my heel carve has deff improved and 2 days into riding I hit 6 boxes and several jumps (ps I am not that good) and never on any of them felt like I was going to catch and edge.

Go against the grain buy this board, f$&k the mainstream this rocks.

Awesym for sure!

Mar 30, 2015 by Joelseph
Ability Level: Int/Adv • 
Riding Style: All- Mountain • 
Days You Ride A Year: 30-50 

Picked up the 2015 Awesymmetrical 159(ctx) a few weeks ago. Suggested by James from Good Ride, I paired it up with some Flux DLs. Not only was it great advice, but my confidence in the park has taken my riding to a new level. I go bigger in the park and hit kickers theres no tomorrow. Size does not matter, because the stability of this mountain murder weapon is amazing. It makes me want to ride until the last chair goes up.

5.0 5.0 2 2 After having a Ride 151, than a Gnu Bpro 149 I moved to a 151 Jones Twin Sister. After a year my Jones separated on the base along the cut down to the core. Not covered under war Smokin Awesymmetrical Review And Buying Advice

Riding Style

All Mountain Freestyle

Riding Level

Intermediate - Expert

Available Widths

Regular, Mid/Wide

Manufactured in

Lake Tahoe USA


Asymmetrical Twin

Camber Profile

Hybrid Rocker



Approx. Weight

Feels Heavy

On Snow Feel


Turn Initiation




Edge Hold

Hard Snow







Uneven Terrain