Furberg Freeride 165 Snowboard Review 2018-2019
TESTER: Dean Whitehead
BOARD: Furberg Freeride 165
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 7: 5
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: It comes in a splitboard
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Topsheet Color
OVERALL COMMENTS: This board is designed for the steep above treeline runs where high speed stability is needed.
RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7: 5
SHAPE COMMENT: NOT JUST GOOD BUT GOOD ENOUGH
ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS: Reverse sidecut!!!
RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7: 5
FLEX COMMENT: JUST RIGHT
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT:
RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7: 6
STABILITY COMMENT: PRETTY GOOD
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: Stable at high speed, but catchy at low speed
RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7: 5
COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS:
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS:
RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7: 6
COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EASY TO STAY UP
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: Lots of surface area!
RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7: 2
GRAPHICS COMMENT: OK
ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: There isn’t any graphics, but the topsheet material has some of the best snow shedding around!
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY: Reverse sidecut-its something to experience. It requires more of a surf style ride with pressure/stance toward the middle of the sidecut vs. pressure toward the nose/tail. But when you find that sweet spot, it will hold an edge on everything and still euro carve!