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Pros Well-made, rails turns at high speeds, good grip on hard pack, USA madeFloaty, precise edging, good construction, playfulLightweight, well-made, fun, responsive, user-friendly, made in the USAUser friendly, turning experience, versatile, playfulGreat value, versatile, stable, beautiful graphic
Cons On the heavier side, not as playful as others, challenging to ride on firm snow, tricky to sizeTricky to size, unappealing graphicBelow average floatTop sheet scratches easyCan slip on hardback
Bottom Line Tighten up your boots and get ready to chargeIf we could only buy one, this would be itBlow past your friends with this lightweight modelHigh performance embedded with a consistently playful charterIndustry leading value; we're certain of that
Rating Categories Travis Rice Pro Pointy Yes. Optimistic Never Summer Proto Type Two United Shapes Cadet Jones Explorer
Edging (25%)
8
10
9
9
8
Float In Powder (20%)
7
9
7
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8
Stability At Speed (20%)
9
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9
Playfulness (20%)
5
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Pop And Jumping (15%)
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Specs Travis Rice Pro... Yes. Optimistic Never Summer Proto... United Shapes Cadet Jones Explorer
Shape Twin Directional Asymetrical-Twin Directional Directional
Camber/Rocker Hybrid-Rocker/Camber Hybrid-Rocker/Camber Hybrid-Rocker/Camber Camber Hybrid-Rocker/Camber
Flex Stiff-Medium Stiff Soft-Medium Medium Stiff
Weight 6.8 (lb) 6.2 (lb) 6.2 (lb) 6.22 (lb) 6.44 (lb)
Tested Length 161.5cm 151cm 157 156cm 159cm
Available Lengths 150,153,155,157,157W,161.5,161.5W,164.5,164.5W cm 151, 154, 157cm 152,154,157,160,153X,155X,158X,161X,164X 144, 152.5, 156, 159, 162cm 152,156,158W,159,161W,162,164W cm
Construction Type Sandwich Sandwich Sandwich Sandwich Sandwich
Core Material Wood Carbon-wrapped wood Wood A11x (poplar, bamboo) Wood
Waist Width 26.5cm 26.6cm 26.3 25.6cm 25.4cm
Radius 8.4m 6.5m 7.6 toe/7.3 heel 7.5m 7.5m
Taper 0mm 6m 0 20mm 0mm
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