Tasty all-mountain brew for big-footers.
- LowPro reverse camber shape features a flat tail and rocker nose to combine edge grip, pop, and float
- Carbon Array 5 in binding zone improves edge-to-edge reaction speed
- 90A urethane Slimewalls dampen the ride and resist edge damage
- Silencer 5 technology reduces vibration and chatter at high speed
- Urethane-fused Membrain topsheet delivers all the durability with half the weight
- Trippy Spacecraft collab graphics give your ex-hippie uncle gnarly acid flashbacks
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Absolutely love this board
I'm about 5'10", 200lbs and have the 163 Wide and it is great in all conditions. Smooth and excellent control. Very stable at high speeds. I feel no paranoia about catching an edge on the catwalks. Too stiff for playing around at the park, but an excellent choice for bombing the groomers. Put close to 600,000 vertical feet on it this season and have yet to find anything to complain about.
Best Rocker board I've been on
I was lucky enough to finish the 2010 season on a Highlife 158. I've been a huge fan of the Timeless and Concept TMS/UL family for quite some time and fortunately the Highlife, which is replacing the TMS/Yukon, hasn't let me down.
The first run I took this board out my first impression was, wow I don't even notice the rocker at all! But then I quickly realized that I've spent the majority of the season on the Machete and I was just used to the lowrize rocker on the nose with the turn initiation. The demo day at Snowbasin, where I first rode the board, I really liked the board a lot; it carved well, poppy in the nose and tail, stable at high speeds, base was fast in all the conditions I took it in.
But I really didn't start appreciating how great this board was until I switched back to my Machete.When I started riding my Machete again the difference in the tail was amazing. I couldn't believe the difference in how loose the tail was when exiting turns and on landings on the Machete compared to the LowPro on the Highlife. I had washed out on larger drops quite a bit during the season and I had chalked it up to bad technique, but then started to think with how different it felt after riding the LowPro that it could be partially because of the LowRize on the Tail.
I was lucky and got to finish my season out on a Highlife and managed to ride it in every condition imaginable and haven't even remotely thought about switching back to my Machete. I won't deny that it could be partially a mental thing, but since I've switched I've been stomping every drop that I try. The tail is extremely stable and tight yet doesn't hook or "fish Tail" when exiting a turn on firm groomers.Flying through crud, iced up groomers & choppy snow, slushy patches, etc... is a breeze and popping off the tail is effortless and almost exactly the same as when you olly on a regular camber deck. The CA5 & Pop glass provide enough oomph to spring right off the tail with ease.
I had so much fun riding this deck that there is a very high probability that this will be the only deck I ride during the 2010/2011 season, it's that great and handles everything you throw at it!
Can't wait to try this beast out
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Can't wait to try this beast out
I have a 10.5 boot size. Wondering if i...
I have a 10.5 boot size. Wondering if i should go with the wide or reg highlife?
10.5's are probably a little too long for the Reg. Size 10.0 would probably cut it on the Reg, but yeah, for you I'd go wide.
Mmmm not really cory guru. The cut-off for reg width boards are usually a size 11 boot, depending on what kind of boot you have. if it has shrinkage tech, and what size of binders you have. With 10.5 boots you would need to get a board with a waist width of atleast 250. I have a size 12 boot and ride L/XL Union Contacts and my board, a Rome Machine Wide, has a waist width of 260. Im 1.5 sizes bigger than you and i have NO toe or heel drag off of a 260 waist. Sooooo aslong as you can find a board with a waist width of atleast 250-255, whitch is a lot of boards, you are good. Or just look into a mid-wide, waist of around 253-257. But really you shouldn't notice that much of a difference with a wide. If you are still growing, then def go for a wide. But you are pretty much on the cusp