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Soul Frequent Flyer Snowboard Review

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Overall Rating
Riding Style Freeride
Riding Level Advanced - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10
Manufactured in China
Shape Tapered Directional
Camber Profile Directional Camber
Stance Setback over 20mm
Approx. Weight Feels Light
Powder Great
Turning Experience Great
Carving Great
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Average
Switch Average
Jumps Good
Jibbing Average
Pipe Good
On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast

Skidded Turns

Moderate

Flex

Medium/Stiff

Buttering

Semi-Easy

Edge Hold

Hard Snow

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Soul Frequent Flyer 2020 Review by The Good Ride

Swipe Right: Light Poppy and Energetic flex. Fun directional carvers. Easy flex in the tip/tail.
Swipe Left: Tail shouldn’t wash out if back foot is 0 to duck for an every-mans board. Chatters in uneven snow.

Summary

The Soul Frequent Flyer seems like your average set it up however you like kind of freeride snowboard but it actually needs a directional stance to keep the tail from washing. So this isn’t for those who ride zero to duck on the back foot. Once it’s set up with positive/directional angles the board comes alive. Our only issue was the 157 bucked us around in uneven snow a little too much for our 175 lbs and 185 lbs frames. It seems to prefer a lighter rider than us. If your stance angles and weight match up well with the Frequent Flyer, then you have a pretty light, poppy, fun to turn ride in most conditions. In addition, all signs point to this being a great board to have in the deep deep.

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How This Review Happened: We borrowed this for an extended demo and sent it back.
Size: 157
Days: 5+
Conditions: Everything from bumpy but firm snow, to hard snow to pretty good well groomed mid winter snow.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-190lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs), Jimbo (Size 11, 5’11” 160lbs), Zobel (Size 11.5, 6’ 180lbs)…Zobel and Jimbo weren’t in the review but for the most part echo our take. 
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV 
Bindings: Union Atlas, Union Strata

Similar Boards (but not the same): Gentemstick Mantaray 156, Korua Dart, Korua Pencil, Yes Pick Your LineBurton Flight Attendant, Jones Flagship, Never Summer West Bound, Rossignol XV, Lib Tech BRD,

Set-Up: 21”-22” Wide. 18 front -6 back, 21 front -3 back, 27 front +6 back. Close to Reference stance.

Approximate Weight

Feels on the lighter side of normal but not ultralight.

Sizing
The Sould Frequent Flyer felt just about right for Peter and I. A 160 might be more fun too and might be less chattery for our 175lbs and 185lbs.

157: 8-10 US boots and it favors a lighter rider.

Shape/Camber/On Snow Feel/Ability Level

The Soul Frequent Flyer is a tapered directional shape with a camber from the tail that transitions maybe a touch early into a long nose. Combining those two things together makes it semi-catchy bordering on stable. It only has 10mm of taper but it feels like there is more there. It is more for an advanced to expert rider that wants a mellower ride.

Flex/Pop/Buttering

Very easy to butter and play around with if the mood hits. There is a lot of pop and energy on an Ollie as well.

Speed

The base is pretty good with the Soul Frequent Flyer and it glides well. It has a stable feel but you can feel the nose begin to chatter a bit when it picks up speed.

Uneven Terrain

Not ideal when the conditions get hard. It would be great to see a little more dampening happen so it doesn’t buck as much when mid to late day conditions start to emerge. We tested this against many other boards and it just didn’t handle micro bumps and moderatly uneven snow as well as others. We started to want to go home on the Soul Frequent Flyer where on other damper boards the conditions still felt great.

Edge Hold

It can surprise you and hold pretty well in harder snow. It likes a little twist between the feet to hold better but still is very competent without it. Not like some of the ice specialists we ride with massively disrupted sidecuts.

Turn Initiation

Pretty fast edge to edge. Go’s where you want it when you want it to.

Turning Experience/Carving

When we had this set up slightly duck in the back foot at -3 to -6 we couldn’t keep the Soul Frequent Flyer from washing out on a carve no matter how much back foot weight we put there. Once we changed it to +27 front and +6 back it came a live and the wash in the tail went away.

Powder

We didn’t get any powder but with the taper, long nose and good set back on board of almost 4.4″ back from center when set all the way back at a 21.75″ stance width. All signs point to the Soul Frequent Flyer being a great floater in the deeper stuff.

Conclusion

So if you can get past that chater (or are lighter than we are) and are fine with a positive stance angle set up then Soul Frequent Flyer could be a great daily driver from groomers to powder.

 
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