- Name: 2010 Sierra Reverse Crew Snowboard Men's
- Skill: Intermediate
- Use: Groomed,Low Speeds,Powder
- Pros: Great in the pow, Fun on groomers, No-one will steal it
- Cons: Washes out at speed, Gets dinged up pretty easily,
I'm 6ft, probably around 100kgs (220lbs), and would rate myself as an advanced intermediate. This is the first reverse camber board I have ridden. This review is for the 159
I picked this up during the 70% off sale, so I can safely say that at $180 this board was a complete steal for the package on offer, and that was even before I strapped in. Having ridden it in varied terrain and conditions I can now say that I am happy with my purchase, but not 100% convinced reverse camber is for me. Steeper, icier or bumpier hardpack felt pretty sketchy in terms of edge hold, and the board didn't allow me to ride aggressively, which was very frustrating on that sort of terrain. Flatter, groomed runs where you could butter around were better suited to this board, showing it's playful side. It also deals with slushy crud very well. This board really excelled in powder despite its shorter size for my weight range, which genuinley surprised me, but also left me with a smile on my face.
The plain graphic looks really nice, and deters possible thieves, however the topsheet got hacked up really easily in lift lines, and things which may not affect other boards.