Matthew

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Matthew's Passions

Backpacking
Snowboarding
Hiking
Alpine Skiing
Mountaineering
Bouldering

Matthew's Bio

Driven by the silence and solitude of summits.

Matthew

Matthew wrote a review of on December 26, 2012

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Stitching in the palms has started coming undone after only a few rides. Power Lycra backing on the hand and figers also seems weak. It'd be nice if all the fingers were capped instead on just the index finger.

Confortable and Cool looking though.

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Matthew

Matthew wrote a review of on December 20, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Just picked up this board in the 169 and spent a couple days riding in Tahoe. Just Wow. I mean WOW. Bought it after a demo ride on a Skunk Ape, the flex of which was a little soft for my taste. This raptor is a serious rail. Power, response, and I have to say I didn't notice any vibration or chatter all day when slicing through ice. As the description says, if your a big dude that just likes to lay down powerful lines, this is IT. I've been riding for 20 years and this is the first board I've purchased that doesn't have a traditional full camber. I'm not sure how much the directional rocker-camber is enhancing the performance, but it sure seems nice for carving. I'd also like to note that prior to this I never spent the big dollars for techy advanced boards....but so far this seems to be worth every penny.

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