GENTEMSTICK MANTARAY 148 SNOWBOARD REVIEW 2015
TESTER NAME: JEN FOX
BOARD: GENTEMSTICK MANTARAY 148
OVERALL: Really enjoyable ride. Well thought out and crafted. Lives up to the hype.
SHAPE: The large nose and small tail make this board a breeze to ride in snow with a couple inches of give. It also makes time spent on the heelside much less work. 4/5 stars only because there are certain conditions in which it is more challenging to ride than a traditional shape (dust on crust).
FLEX: Because this is a 148 the absence of flex is surprising. However, the durability and the shape come together to make this a great ‘wild snow’ and chop ride. It’s probably better without much flex.
GRAPHICS: This is a board one would hope to treasure for a long time so I appreciate the simple, tasteful top sheet and lack of graphics.
STABILITY: I was continually surprised by the stability in choppy, heavy snow.
POP/PLAYFULNESS: Fantastic for slashies. Not hard to get off the ground but landing felt like a lot of impact on the front leg due to lack of flex.
FLOAT IN POW: Particularly on the heelside I noticed more than usual floatiness.
THE LAST WORD: This board is plenty turny, well shaped and generally a blast in pow/choppy pow. Very impressive.
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