Snowboard Iskola

Board: Goliath Plus

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Blue Tomato:

Size: 161

Camber Option: Medium camber with 3BT and Sidekick Technology.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Copper Mountain

Conditions: 5 to 8 inches of fresh snow, perfect corduroy, overcast skies, some snow falling at times, cold temps, and a little bit of chop and chunder for good measure.

Flex: This boards stiff which is to be expected as it’s part of their plus line. What you get is a directional twin flex meaning slightly softer tips compared to the middle of the board where it’s stiffer. Overall it’s way past a middle of the road flex bordering on the line of being a low end freeride board.

Stability: There’s a ton of stability in this board. It just cuts through everything in its path with serious power. You never have to worry about chatter when flat basing and only feel anything when you get into rutted out terrain and are trying to haul ass.

Ollies: This board takes a lot to load up due to the flex pattern, but when you do it rebounds. This is a board you have to be highly calculated with how you set up to snap. Can it boost? Hell yeah it can. Can you be lazy and boost? Oh hell no.

Pop On Jumps: It gets the job done and is definitely designed for bigger features. You like sending it have at it. But for my old ass it was just too much board for what I wanted to hit.

Butterability: You ready to work for it? No? Then look elsewhere. The best butter I got on this thing was at high speed in some fresh pow. It took all my effort to lock it in and hold it. This board makes you work for it and while the 3BT and Sidekick scoop the board out, you still have to be aware that it wants to set you down.

Jibbing: Why even bother. Go fast, press hard, pray to the Altar of Snowboarding that our lord and savior Slim Whitman will guide you and get off the feature. This board takes so much work it begs the question of is it even worth it?

Carving: Now here’s a stand out on this board. It rolls from edge to edge with a fluid power that gets you on edge super fast. The drive off the tail from center flexing the board just sling shots you through a turn like no other. This board wants to haul ass as fast as possible and just charge from one side of the run to the other. It’s best for harder carves but can handle a quick set up one as well. You want to lay it over? Go for it and don’t worry about it.

Rider in Mind: Hard charging all mountain rider.

Personal Thoughts: This board is a fucking beast. I mean an absolute beast. It takes a lot of work to drive it. You have to aggressively load it at all times whether popping or carving. If you’re a weak rider it’s too much for you I can tell you that already. I don’t know why this board exist as most of you reading this won’t ever be able to get the full potential of it.

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Binding Recommendations:
Bataleon Astro:
Salomon Highlander:
Jones Apollo: