List Price US $529
United Shapes Pioneer 2018 Snowboard Review

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Riding Style Freeride
Riding Level Advanced - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10, 10-12
Manufactured in China
Shape Tapered Directional
Camber Profile Directional Camber
Stance Setback -20mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Great
Turning Experience Great
Carving Excellent
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Great
Switch Average
Jumps Good
Jibbing Average
Pipe Good
On Snow Feel

Locked In

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast

Skidded Turns

Hard

Flex

Medium

Buttering

Semi-Hard

Edge Hold

Hard Snow

United Shapes Pioneer 2018 Review by The Good Ride

The United Shape Pioneer is in the same family as the Explorer series but has it’s 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 kind of pointy feel on snow. A big thanks to Gravity Sports at Mt. Bachelor for letting me borrow this.

Size: 156
Days:   1
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

United-Shapes-Pioneer-camber-profile

Also if you set this all the way back you can get a 22″ wide stance wtidthwith 11″ back on board if you use the set back inserts.  The one thing is you can’t do this with mini disc bindings.  You can only use normal discs like 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 really good float in powder.

 
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2018

 
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