|Overall Rating||Not for us|
|Riding Style||Jib / Street|
|Riding Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||8-10|
|Camber Profile||Hybrid Camber|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|On Snow Feel|
Forum Holy Moly 2013 - 2012 Review by The Good Ride
The Forum Holy Moly was not a board we liked. It’s a step up from the Forum Honey Pot which had the same design in 2011 and 2012. Both have a mostly camber hybrid camber but between the bindings at they turn up the edges to make things more catch free. They also spoon out the nose and tail to make it even looser when pressing. It was really loose but there was almost no edge hold and it was scary. The 2013 Forum Holy Moly changed in a very good way to us. The scary turned up edges at the bindings are turned back down. It made it a great poppy playful park board again that most will like instead of just a few.
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The Forum Holy Moly 2013 Review
Riders: James Kyle, Jimbo and Peter
The new Holy Moly takes what was a mostly good idea but with massive flaws in 2011 and 2012 and turns it into a 100% good idea. They altered one critical part of the design and that’s the turned up edges at each binding. By doing this the edgeless nightmare ended and this became a good all-rounder for the park.
On Snow Feel: What an improvement here. It’s very stable but at the same time not catchy. Easy to one foot and flat base. This is a park ride but you can get outside the mountain, pick up a little speed, slow down to look for features to play on and especially find stuff to ollie off of. Its a stable but playful ride.
Powder: The flat after the mellow camber makes for a better ride in pow than camber but this is still a twin. So it’s better than camber but almost the same as a flat profile with the same shape. It will point down easier in pow than most boards with rocker at the tip/tail.
Turn Initiation and Carving– The edge to edge transitioning and carving is great compared to how it was. Comparing this to other boards out there and it’s pretty good. You can feel a little spring out of the carve and it was fun to make turns of all kinds.
Speed: With the extra edge hold speed is easier to manage. This isn’t a bomber all mountain board but it has the speed for any size feature in the park. It’s also fun at moderate speeds around the mountain
Uneven Terrain: This soft flex and camber to flat shape make for a pretty decent ride when dealing with bumpy snow at slower speeds.
Approximate Weight– Feels light.
Edge Hold: The old design was good for making a camber board feel loose and catch-free like a rocker board but man it was tough doing stuff without the edges. The new edge hold changes everything. It’s still not bottomless but it now holds in most conditions you want to ride.
Flex: The soft side of medium and not the easiest forum board to butter but it’s not bad. It’s a good semi-aggressive park flex.
Switch: This is a true twin so it’s a great switch. The only thing that might be better is an asymmetrical sidecut.
Rails and Jibs– This is more suited for jumping but you can venture into the jib park if you want to and have fun. It’s not the best for big technical jibs but your average jib won’t be too much of a problem.
Pipe: Not a bad pipe board and like the Jib park you can go there.
Jumps: Flat boards and camber boards seem to have the best spring when it comes to ollie power. The combo of the two makes it a great board to ollie on. It’s also a lot of fun launching off kickers of most sizes. This is one of the stronger points of this board.
The Forum Holy Moly 2012 and 2011 Review
Intermediate to Expert Freestyle
Hybrid Camber Twin Shape
The Forum Holy Moly is a very unique snowboard that has a very strange but interesting hybrid camber. It’s a step up from the Forum Honey Pot which has the same design. Both have a mostly camber hybrid camber but between the bindings as they turn up the edges to make things more catch free. They also spoon out the nose and tail to make it even looser when pressing. We didn’t know what else to call this so we called it hybrid camber but it’s nothing like the others in this category. It’s like a distant cousin to the Bataleon boards but has a very different ride. The Holy Moly adopts a slightly similar idea from Bataleon’s triple base tech where they turn up the rails throughout the snowboard but between the feet, the edge is almost like a normal snowboard. The effect is similar but the Holy Moly has an incredibly loose feel that is more like a very rockered snowboard. Bataleon has a traditional camber snowboard feel except for the board is more catch free and the edge hold is better for riding outside the park. Forum doesn’t care about mountain riding so they don’t worry too much about edge hold and mountain stability. It’s not easy to one foot off the chair and the ride sucks if you want to take a normal approach to mountain riding. If you want to butter around the mountain and treat is like a jib park you will have fun but it’s mainly for the park. The Holy Moly is not for everyone and might be a good park only board for those that like jumps and jibs. For 2012 the ride and design are pretty much the same but there was some pop added that makes this a little more fun. If you want a high-end version of the honeypot here you go.
|How It Rides
|Turn Initiation||Super Easy||Edge Hold||Poor||Switch||Excellent||Jumps||Good|
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