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Things to keep in mind for snowboard reviews
The most important thing to remember about a snowboard review is that it is a very unique thing to review. There are so many different things that can change how a board feels, but I try to be as consistent as I can in how I ride each board.
One of the most important things that can change the ride of a snowboard is the weight of the rider. I’ll list my weight on each of the reviews (not that it changes much), but it will help you make a decision based on what I say it is like for my weight. If you are comparing reviews from other people and they don’t let you know their weight, their idea of the flex rating, torsional strength etc could be way off from what you feel.
The other things that I will list at the start of the review is the boots I am wearing (almost always ThirtyTwo Tm-Twos), bindings, angles and stance width. I think that the stance width is a pretty important factor to think about, someone who rides with a super wide stance is going to have a much different ride than someone with a narrow stance.
On top of all those things, the snow conditions are going to be a giant factor in how a board rides. If it hasn’t snowed for a while and the snow everywhere is hard, chances are I’m not going to like riding a pow board, even though it could be great when you get to ride it in the conditions it was designed for. Whenever I can I’ll ride a board over a few days, so I get to try it in all sorts of conditions, but if I can’t, you just have to make a guess based on the conditions of that day.