- Mostly flat Pow Rocker profile with kicked-up nose & tail create a playful pow feel that doesn't leave you hopeless on hardpack
- Tapered pow shape with pointed nose and tail cause the board to float like a dream pow
- ABC Wrapper construction utilizes bamboo veneers above and below the wood core instead of heavier fiberglass and resin
- Quadratic edge shape blends elliptic curves to make turn initiation and edge transition smooth as ice
- Lightweight yet highly durable and snappy bamboo strips topped with aluminum run along the edges to add pop and durability
- Aspen Strong core is snappy yet durable enough to handle abuse at the binding mounts and along the rails
- Popster Core profile is tapered with thickness variations for maximum pop
- Sintered EG base material features metallic Gallium to cut through hard snow and an Electra plastic finish to glide even on sticky spring corn
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My go to deck
Prior to last season I finally picked up a Sick Stick after hearing my buddy absolutely RAVE. All I need to say it there is no other board out there that has put a bigger smile on my face. The Sick Stick is playful, snappy, poppy, super lightweight, and floats like crazy in the deep stuff. I love the camber underfoot as well, it gives the deck a very stable and precise ride. The crazy long nose and taper keep the nose out of powder without even thinking. I dare you to try and bury the nose; you won't be able to. I'm completely sold on bamboo after riding this board as well. It's incredibly lightweight. It's not super stiff, but very very snappy. That combination makes for a very fun and playful board. Not only does it slay the deep stuff, but it's fun in just about any condition (it was my main stick last season, from pow to ice). My only downside is the durability of the board. Bamboo does tend to breakdown a bit, and the bamboo sidewalls are prone to crack. My love for the board still gives it 5+++++ stars though.
No better pow assassin than the Sick Stick.
The Cult Following Continues
Just the same as the previous 2 years this board has been out.. the name says it all, SICK! Don't be confused people.. just because it's a pintail does not mean it cannot ride switch, because it can and I do! I am serious when I say that I now only have 2 boards; a 156 park board and a 162 Sick Stick and that is close to all I need out here in the Pacific NorthWest. There is a reason the Sick Stick is listed in the All Mountain section and not the Powder Board section; it kills is all over the mountain and not just the pow. The 162 rides like a 159 thanks to the pow rocker'd nose, which due to it's shape never stay buried under the snow. I have sold this board to 2 (soon to be 3) of my riding buddies who are all super stoked on it. If you live in an area that has lots of snow, you want this board. Just find a demo and ride it if you don't believe the hype. Just be warned, you WILL fall in love!
For the record I am 6'2 170lbs and I could get away with the 160 but I love my 162!
Using her for what she was made to do.. slay some pow. Photo courtesy of Steven Shannon Photography, pow courtesy of Big Red Cats!
Sick Stick with forces
Pow slashin' dream machine!
I'm 5'10" 165lbs and just got done riding my 160cm Sick Stick on vacation at Northstar and Heavenly in Tahoe. They've been getting pounded the last week with 8+ feet of snow and conditions were knee to waist deep all over. This board rides so damn good! The flat camber helps it turn like a much shorter board (turned as easily as my 155 Capita Horrorscope) which was a huge bonus on those tight tree runs. The slight taper keeps the tail sunk but it still maintains control on groomers. I rode it setback and centered on different days and while you can attack the pow with a centered stance I preferred the extra float of a slight setback. I was also pleasantly surprised how light the board was. I thought because of the low weight and thinness of it that it would be a bit uncomfortable on lumpy terrain but it actually held up pretty well. Not the dampest ever, but good enough. On the few soft groomers I rode, it still felt great and was able to ride switch decently, but this is a board that will probably only come out on the days with 8+ inches of fresh and will mostly be ridden forward. The only downsides of the board to me is the price. I planned on getting the Charlie Slasher for almost $200 less, but the Sick Stick came in a better size for me and now that I've ridden it I have no regrets.
Overall this is a very surfy, very playful, good looking board that helps make those dream days even better. When this one wears out I'm sure that I'll get another.
Best Pow Board
This is by far one of the best powder boards on the market. It super light and slightly tapered with a flat profile for maximum float in pow. Also, to keep the board eco, its built with a lot of bamboo instead of heavier fiberglass and resin. Can't wait to turn this board into a split board.