Dec 20, 2018 by Wasa
Ability Level: Advanced •
Riding Style: Aggressive •
Days You Ride A Year: 30/40 •
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 220x180xsize 9 malmute/quantum
Well.this is a beast. Only way to say it.
Light as a feather,stiff as acorpse,... quick as a jackrabbit.
Agile is Prob not the best description for it although in pow it was much better than i was thinking originally.
I just got off riding it first day in 35cm of fresh but heavy early season powder,temp was -6so snow wasnt in awsome shape , no blowing roosters it was slicing thru semi heavy pow.
Firstly never ridden a profile like this and it took some adjusting. Normally ilike to ride full camber and drive aline off the front foot Or a flat rocker in powder for plenty of quick turns, THiS THING IS NOTHING AT ALL LIKE EITHER STYLE OF BOARDS I USUALLY RIDE.
I found it to be ultra stiff esp. on the backside. Front i cud get it whip quicker but back side was yikes at times... on piste it was a tough master packed groomed pow and it was ,well i had to give it my full concentration all the time, dont think ill be taking this out on 3day old ice , packed , no way!
It is damper than i thought no reall bad chatter thru the shiiity wind blown stuff well not enough to deter me. Edge hold was pretty damn good personally didnt find magne traction any diff to a nice sharp edge on a camber board,what i had to get used to was not getting too far fwd ,as i usually ride 167s the extra nose on these gives me the drive ilike but with a shorter all round board i had to re centre, rode with hole patters full fwd withbindings slid forward and 3rd holes front with bindings slid full fwd. was avery good balance and feel.
Now the good stuff. Riding untracked groomers with 30cm on it at warp speed is about as much fun as one can have with a board strapped to the feet. The steeper the pitch the better this went.
The nose rose ,the base is good nice and quick and in pow at speed its pretty damn responsive. There is no nose chatter , no soft bend profile at speed it absolutely hauls ass. This DEMNDS to be ridden on steep and deeper. Its alreday my equal fav ever with the salomon burner for long fast rides, think cat day out, oh my god i cant wait to give this a go.
Id say if ur not heavy this will be too much board for most riders it really does ask a lot of questions.
I wont be taking it out to carve it was nimble enough totrun sharply in trees it was excelennt actually, but its resl home is not in the inbounds gelande, its over the back where its long and steep,
So considering getting the goldmemebr 167 now as well.
Love the shape love the look, 2017model, graphics are stuning
When theres fresh about and decnet pitch to be had this is my board.
It..... is.....not.... an all rounder. No way