The Republic can take you to many new areas of the galaxy, areas never thought possible to reach by mankind.
This is largely due to the Good Vibes disc and Throwdown captrap. The Throwdown Capstrap is money because it doesn't quit on you.
The disc makes tons of sense in that it flexes, especially with all the reverse camber boards on the market today. It just works that much better with those boards but helps out cambered boards as well.
The fullbed EVA padding is your foot's best friend-super damp and cush.
There is a ton of response toe toe heel and lots of drive comes from the highback but with no pressure points.
Goes well with the Conflict snowboard from Forum.