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The Forum Recon Snowboard. Fun to ride and fun to wreck.

The Forum Recon Snowboard is an excellent all-around board at a price that a) won't ruin your bank account and b) makes those late-season core shots less devastating. Forum combined a Compound Matrix core with bi-axial laminate construction to create a soft-flexing board that turns without a fight. The tail of this slightly directional snowboard is slightly stiffer than the nose, which adds stability on landings.

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5 5

Awesome all-around board

I haven't had many boards, but this is far superior to my previous. I've taken it on all kinds of terrain (from Colorado to New York) and it handles great on almost any terrain. Great for backcountry/ungroomed runs

I had a 161cm in my cart from a month ago,...

I had a 161cm in my cart from a month ago, is that size still available because it was in my cart? or are just the 156cm and 158cm available?

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hey dude, i found your 161 in the outlet, they just keep the most popular sizes/color on Dogfunk and everything else goes to outlet at end of season

here's your board

hope that helps

5 5


hi, i really like this board, it never disappointed me. powder, grooms, border cross, just a great board overall. great graphics.

4 5

forum recon

i like the board, great value. but it's a bit too stiff for me, i like by boards a little bit flexier.

besides the flex, everything is perfect.

5 5

Pop it everywhere

I ride this board on back country in Western Alaska (Nome) in and on all kinds of snow from hard pack ice to 4 foot deep pow, many time on the same run, and this board handles well in all conditions. Responds amazingly well when conditions are inconsistent and handles well when you feel like dropping a cornice and racing out an avalanche. Way impressed.

4 5

Steal of a Deal, Get on board!

I recently was able to ride my board for the first time and was very happy with the performance. I got a regular 158 and the graphics on it are really nice and simple. Mine has the hot neon green and it really pops with the black and white accents. The board has a medium flex so it's great for all mountain riding and messing around in the park. I've rode it twice now and it's a great board for the type of riding that I'm in to, which is all mountain cruising and beginner park. I was hesitant on whether or not to get a wide board, but I'm very happy with this standard model and I have not gotten any toe or heel drag(by the way I where a size 10.5 boot). Overall, great board for the price with sick graphics and I'm sure with a few more rides on it I would end up giving it a five star status. I just haven't had the time to really experiment with it.

5 5


this board is bad @$$!!! I got so many people on the mountain telling me how much they liked it, I would buy it again if I could. Rides great a 10 out of 10!!

5 5

omg the best

this snowboard actually cured world hunger and aids in one pop of an ollie. buy it for this one time deal

How big should my foot be compared to my...

How big should my foot be compared to my boards width?

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Well, boards come in Standard, Mid and Wide widths. U.S. Size 11 is about the biggest size you'd want to ride on a standard width board. Standard widths are usually under 255mm. The reason for this is so when making turns your toe or heel don't hit the snow causing drag. Im 5'11, wear a size 11 shoe but ride a wide board because I'm morbidly obese.

5 5

buy it

I have taken this bored from the best terrain on the east coast to the hardest double blacks i could find. bottom line, It handled it amazing and is still in great shape 2 years later.

5 5

forum recon 153

great little park board, good graphics rides good great price

5 5

this board is tha shit

i reccomend this board to all types of riders ...ive took this board through mean terrain parks and it does really good ..very good pop.. i reccomend for anyone to get this board ...Its such a great price why not get it ...!!ps.The design is sweet !! get a stylen and name brand board for a great price!!!buy it

i dide alot of park and street is this...

i dide alot of park and street is this board for me?

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No.. It's more of an all mountain board. You want a jib board for park and street. I ride a Rome Artifact for that purpose but there are lots of nice ones out there. There are also some nice boards that can take the park and street and still be ride able on the mountain. just depends on what you want!

3 5

Entry Level for sure.

This would be a good board for a beginner. Soft, forgiving of mistakes, and easy to ride. And cheap! For anyone that requires a little more from their boards though, this is not for you. First of all the stance options are pretty minimal. You have to change your stance more than an inch wider or skinnier if you want to stay somewhat centered on the board. Otherwise you'll be almost an inch set back. To me the board felt dead. Pretty fun on rails and boxes, but when you take it out of the park it falls short. No pop, difficult to hold an edge at speed, etc.

Overall not a bad board, but nothing great either.

I live in NC and snow board in a medium...

I live in NC and snow board in a medium sized terrain park should i get this or the manual i am balanced between air and jibbing and am wondring if i should get this or the manual

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yeah i your doing alot of jumps get the recon

is this the 2009 forum recon

is this the 2009 forum recon

if i bought this board dose it still have...

if i bought this board dose it still have the factory warranty if it broke

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Probably not. The Forum warranty doesnt cover anything that is a result from "Misuse, abuse, impact or neglect", so pretty much anything that is not their fault. If you bought it off backcountry though, you can always return it.

5 5

Great Board!

This board is a sleeper. No one really know how good it actually is. It's made in the same factory, made of the same materials and basicly is the same board as the the Transworld GoodWood champ two years in a row. The Jon Kooley and Seth Huot Santa Cruz boards are almost identical in every way possible to the Forum Recon, with the exception of two points... The Recon has different graphics and costs $200.00 dollars cheaper then the before mentioned Santa Cruz boards. You can't go wrong with this stick. It's in a league by it's self at this price. No one can touch it!