Jack M Posted March 7, 2005 Report Share Posted March 7, 2005 I tried this board at the SES and had a great time on it, but couldn't make a critical assessment of it on all that sweet hero snow. At that time I was thinking the board turned much tighter than the rumored 22m equivalent sidecut radius. Out there I estimated 15 or 16m. Got a chance to ride it this weekend at Sugarloaf - wow. On the harder snow it rode much longer, it's probably 17 or 18m. Certainly not 22m, but longer than the 15m board I used to have (and loved). Mike only gives his estimates of what the equivalent radius is, because it's not a radial sidecut. If you like armpit dragging down your favorite steeps at mach schnell, I recommend taking a test drive. I wouldn't have thought a 180 could go so fast, but the board never hinted at instability, and edge hold was superb. The board is lively and if you space out it can launch you. But you can channel that energy as well. That's not to say it demands constant attention like the 170, you can definitely relax on it and just lean it over if you need a break. Also the 180 length was quite maneuverable while not carving. I was even inspired to take it down a steep glade. Once I was in there it was a bit much to handle, but just the fact that I even tried tells you something. Anyway, I don't want to blather on about it. If you like fast boards, put this one on your list. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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