Also new to me is TBT or “Triple Base Technology”. Put simply, TBT “folds” the edges of the snowboard up at a slight angle from right around the contact points out toward tip and tail. If you are looking at the nose head on, imagine the bow of a flat bottomed boat. It is a full camber, medium stiff all mountain freestyle twin tip. I have no idea what to expect out of this thing so this should be fun. I believe I will be on this deck for 2 or 3 days this week before returning it to the shop`s demo fleet.
Thanks again Randy for letting me have this opportunity…
161 CM with 2008 Rome 390 bindings mounted symmetrically centered over the number 3 insert holes on each end for a stance width of 23 inches; ducked out +15 / -15. No modifications or detuning to base or edges save for a fresh wax with a low Flouro all temp hydrocarbon wax.
|ABOUT THE GOLIATH:
Take this baby to the slopes, park or some nice tree lines because this board is all good all over the mountain! It’s a real one board quiver that will amaze you time and again. The TBT tip and tail concave comes with lots of preloaded pop that will explode likeTNT. The FREESTYLE TBT is like always having a get-out-of-jail-free-card up your sleeve for all those sketchy landings. The pre-shaped base is so smooth on edge it feels like skating with brand new wheels every day.
FREESTYLE TBT*: Centre base has a medium width and the TBT increases with a constant angle.
CORE CORE Poplar core with hardwood enforcements along the insterts rows. This increases the core strenght of your board and channels all energy into more pop.
Fast as Fuck. Great wax absorption and tough as nails. These bases come with wax infused. Keep’em waxed to get the most out of them.
PRECISE PATTERN The 4X2/20 insert pack enables you to put your bindings on with scientific precision.
Tri-ax laminates over and under the core delivers precision in your riding.
TRI AX LAMINATE Thinner Lightning Edges enable you to carve with more feeling and precision.
Boot size: 8.5 US
Stance: Regular, 23 inches +15 /-15
General riding background:
Been riding for just over 7 years now and I would consider myself an advanced to expert free rider with good carving skills and all around back country experience. Can handle trees, steeps, crud, ice, powder, moguls and anything mother nature throws my way with relative ease and make decent turns doing it. I frequently climb Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams in the spring and summer to get my summer turns.
As for general freestyle and park skills, I am an intermediate park who can hit small to medium tables up to 15 feet no problem (straight air with basic Indy or Method grab) Easy boxes doing 50/50 and starting to explore board sliding but no hand rails or fancy tricks on boxes yet. I ride the 18 foot Super Pipe up to the lip (not getting out yet) competently and with ease. I have my 180`s down all 4 directions solid on small hits; working on 360`s. My biggest limitation for park skills comes from a deathly fear of heights so no going big or gnarly cliff drops are in my future (at least not on purpose).
I am an instructor who rides and works 50+ days a season not counting summer and fall back country. I ride in any condition in any weather and prefer the off piste to groomers although laying down hard carves on firm, fresh corduroy is a nice treat when the off piste is boiler plate with embedded death cookies.