Read my review on the Destroyer and you'll understand how good this puppy can be. If your one of those dudes that was blessed with a big foot then this board is your Rainbow Unicorn! Go slay those Dragons!
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!
This is the Destoyer's bigger brothers, big brother! Designed off the Seeker the JJ is a bigger, badder, beefier version of even that. Reinforced carbon stringer, harder guts, stronger top sheet allows this board to hold up against the worst elements you can through at it. If your'e thinking about flinging your body off some mondo cliffs and backcountry wedges this year put this board in your tackle box. If not... Go fish!
I rode this baby the first pow day of the year at Snow Basin, Here in Utah. She did not disappoint! I moved up from the Destroyer for this particular occasion. The Seeker has a stronger core and uses carbon to stiffen up the ride. I love the Destroyer but for deep days you need just a little more under your feet. I was blown away by how good this board stayed a float. You could'nt wipe the smile off my face that day... All due to the Seeker! POW board, POP board, JUMP board!... LAND board!
I was very impressed by this board this year. The Stomper is often over looked and discarded for something with a heavier price tag, or a most unitarian directive. Don't make that mistake! The Stomper is designed to be the most practical all mountain board in the Forum line up. It's for sure that! It maybe one of the best all mountain boards you can get for that price... Regardless of the brand name. For what you pay you get so much back. You could run this board anywhere and stoked with how well it gets you to, from and safely away any element on the hill. It's insert pattern is set back so you can get crazy where its deep but it still gives you plenty of stance options to center up and get freestyle. Good, artsy graphics and poppy colors means you'll be seen by everyone... with any luck Stomping whatever you tried. Good Purchase!
Forgive my French, but "The Manny" is the Red headed step child of the Forum board line. In that it gets used and abused more then any other. If you select The Manny as your board of choice you only have one thing in mind... Beat that board down until you can't tell what it is or where it came from. The Manny is used to getting some abuse and can take every ounce you dish it! It's geared for the "Urban" attack. Rails, Stairs, Ledges, Walls, People... It doesn't matter what you're about to hit the Manny is up for the challenge. Hell it'll probably out live you! Perfect for the Urban Assault!
I rode this thing the the better part of last year. It's one of those boards thats finds a place to perform no matter what your riding. It's an insane park board because of its POP, but its equally up to the challenge if you take it to a out back to a good kicker, or in my case the third Wind-lip. All you gotta do is set it back a few and your effective edge is increased and the boards response time is doubled. It seriously is an engineering marvel. This is a top pick for sure!
There's a reason this board is so loud,... It's because it can be. This thing is the park dream boat! I rode it in the, some times less then good parks of Utah this last year and even though the conditions were some times less then perfect the board stayed true. It has a tight side cut so it rides smaller then its true size. It's soft enough for a good double kink but hold it's ground on the biggest of park jumps. If your gonna spend some time in the park this year I'd strongly recommend getting to know this Youngblood!
If you got the foot then the bully fits, This boards for all you dudes worried about "Toe Drag". Worry no more my friend! The Bully has all the bells and whistles of the Grudge (voted one of best boards for 08 on Transworlds "Good Wood" scale) The Grudge is the highest end board Forum makes and well worth every penny. The Bully is just a little bit wider to acomodate kids with bigger feet. Now you have no more excuses not to bomb that cliff with your friends... you can thank Forum for that!
These boots are like a drug and once you slide em on your foot you'll be like a junkie! These are designed specificly for park and pipe. Not that pipe you dirty devil! The Team swears by these sucka's! Good buy for sure!
These Boots straight up do the job! They have super sick color ways and to add insult to injury they got bumped up from last year and now have a new 4-D molded tongue, Hybrid liner that packs in quickly for fast comfort, 3/4 footbed and ankle supports. This boot reads like a laundry list for a boot twice its price! Super good price point boot! No lies!