Great value for money
od Grace, Blue Tomato Den Haag, Blue Tomato, 8. 2. 2024
The board is a true twin tip: the nose and tail are symmetrical which is perfect for riding switch and performing tricks. The flex is a 4 which is a soft to mid stiffness: it's easy to manoeuvre and more forgiving, especially at slower speeds and it's playful enough for some presses, butters and tricks on rails boxes or smaller jumps. It's not the best choice if you only want to carve hard and fast because the softer flex lacks stability and edge hold. The shape is a hybrid rocker: it's more forgiving because the contact point is in the middle of the board which makes it easier to initiate turns and it gives you a more floaty/loose feeling. The downsides of this shape is it doesn't hold as good at high speeds and offers less stability and pop then a full camber. That said the camber under the bindings still gives you a good amount of pop and this is all in all a nice shape for an all mountain/freestyle rider. I paired it with some Union Rosa bindings and Deeluxe DNA boots.
I think this is a nice first board for either beginners or intermediate all mountain/freestyle riders that are still trying to figure out which board is good for them, especially for this price. If you don't ride very often I would like to think this board will last quite a while even though the brand is not as well known and it's quite low price wise. I can't yet speak of how long it will last when you ride all year round but after quite a few days of riding I haven't noticed any qualitative problems. So far I am very happy with the board, I think it's a very affordable option for lots of riders.