|Riding Style||Alternative Freeride|
|Riding Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||8-10, 10-12|
|Camber Profile||Directional Camber|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|On Snow Feel|
United Shapes Pioneer 2018 Review by The Good Ride
The United Shape Pioneer is in the same family as the Explorer series but has its own personality compared to the Deep Reach (Explorer Family member) I tried. Even though it’s smaller it feels like it has a stiffer more freeride appropriate flex and locked in a kind of pointy feel on snow. A big thanks to Gravity Sports at Mt. Bachelor for letting me borrow this.
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Conditions: A wet Spring afternoon
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles
Bindings: Union Atlas,
Set Up: 22.5” a little wide of reference stance 15 front -6 back
Here is a look of the Camber Profile of the US Pioneer
Also if you set this all the way back you can get a 22″ wide stance width with 5.5″ back from center of board if you use the setback inserts with a full sized disc. The one thing is you can’t do this with mini disc bindings. You can only use normal discs as I have with the Union Atlas. That is a massive set back so combining that with the taper, early rise rocker and big nose you will have a really good float in powder.
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