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Gear Review

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Shred fest 5000!

I had the pleasure riding this board in a 156cm regular width today and just had a blast. I am currently about 5'10" 180 lbs. This board has just about every feature you could want. Beefed up Kevlar plates under the inserts to give you ultra durability and better power transfer to the board. Has the super awesome airpop matrix core which is poplar based so its nice n lite but snaps off mega ollies, especially thanks to the carbon hotrods. I have also really been enjoying the quickrip side cut that offers additional contact points but not too grabby. Regarding the multiple contact topic, I feel like the magnetraction is just a bit much in some scenarios. Just feels a bit hooky sometimes riding switch or spinning. I have quite a few days under my belt so I do have some pretty solid board control skills so maybe i'm just able to get the control I need without it. Granted, magne-traction kills it on ice. I've been on quite a few multi camber type boards (DC, LibTech, Burton, Rossignol, Nitro and Neversummer) as of late. I really really like the 80% flat with 20% ish early rise camber style. It's simple but very stable at slow speed, high speed, flat based, turning and still has tons of forgiveness thanks to the reverse camber tip n tail. Oh one more thing I love! Super rad sintercarbon base is not only lightning fast, it can take a beatin'. Hit a rock today lacing up a tree line. Looked at the base when I made it home and it just had a white smudge I was able to nearly wipe off completely. I would say for a all mountain but really park friendly ride, I would prefer the 153cm. The carbon just gives it a ton of pop and reliability. Due to the early rise I can still float in the pow just fine with minimal weight transfer. I will update this as I get more time on this amazing shred machine.