|Riding Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||< 8, 8-10|
|Camber Profile||Directional Camber|
|Stance||Setback over 20mm|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Light|
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Gentemstick Hornet 2019 Review by The Good Ride
The Gentemstick Hornet is an interesting board. It has a lot more tail than the Fish’s in their line but still has a very similar feel underfoot to those. We are personally more into the Independent line and felt that appealed to our riding style more but this has a very niche appeal for that person that wants to get closer to surfing snow than your average tapered directional board and you mainly ride powder. It’s small, a bit bucky, and requires careful technical turning but if you adjust to its unique feel underfoot it can be a fun ride. It’s short and pretty fat but quick. Especially in powder.
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Conditions: Everything from some firm groomers with some hard spots to a little bit of powder (not a powder day though) to good snow.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Grant (Size 11 6’ 160lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV, Burton SLX
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles, Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Union Atlas, Burton Genesis, Burton Genesis X,
Set Up: 21.5-22” Centered 18 front -3 back
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