The Pathron Sensi is a fun playful all mountain freestyle ride at a good price. This isn’t available in the states but I think many Europeans might have a good time with this if they are on a budget.
Conditions: Medium/Hard Snow mixed with soft snow. One day with some tracked left over powder on the side with perfect groomed powder. Really good groomed snow.
Boots: Burton Imperial, Burton Hail
Bindings: Burton Malavita, Flux DS, Flux TT
Set Up: Centered 23″ wide 15 front -15 back
Approximate Weight: Felt Normal in weight
On Snow Feel: Nice and stable between the feet that is easy to one foot and flat base. It felt a little more loose than the Draft and Legend and had less flat to micro camber. Pathron actually has a micro camber of 0.25mm but that is just to small to really call it hybrid camber. It’s more like flat to rocker for me and feels more that way on the hill. After that there is a moderate rocker making it catch free and fun.
Powder: Pretty easy float that wants to stay up in powder and it wasn’t bad for a twin with a centered stance.
Turn Initiation and Carving: pretty quick and easy edge to edge. Shorter radius to medium radius turns were the most fun but the wider to carving turns weren’t bad either. Carving held ok and wasn’t bad. No real spring out of the turn but it felt better than most true flat to rocker boards.
Speed: It’s not a bomber like the Legend and Draft but it sure can handle mountain speed.
Uneven Terrain: Pretty good in uneven terrain and it doesn’t pass through the shock of slower speed bumps like some boards can.
Edge Hold: Pretty good edge hold bordering on something that can hold an edge in snowment but it’s no real ice board.
Flex: Felt like a nice medium flex with rocker that plays into nice butter ability and it was easy to butter.
Switch: perfect either way.
Jibbing: Pretty easy with the jib park. I didn’t go big and I’m not a strong jibber but this boosted my confidence.
Pipe: No pipe but this could be pretty forgiivng and not terrible wall to wall.
Jumps: The Sensi had some nice snap to it and popped pretty well off natural features around the mountain. It’s also pretty stable approaching the smaller kickers I hit.
All in all the Sensi felt like a good do everything freestyle board that performed better than it’s american price tag. It’s not sold in the US but I’m sure this could make All mountain Freestyle oriented European’s on a budget pretty happy.