Words: Vali Puscasu – Feb 28th, 2010
Lens: Baran Kilical
After a few days of snowkiting on my old Burton Seven I decided that I want a new board for snowkiting. I felt that the board was too soft for snowkiting also the tail on turns was all over.
So I ordered an 157 board for me.
The board out of the box looked good but it felt also softer. The edges were straight and right in the middle they had this weird shape more like a snake. I was…what?! I already got a defect on my board?!
I went on line and check out and I found out more about Nobile/Contract snake technology.
I was a little skeptical about it but I said. What the hell, they make snowboards for snowkiting for more than 4 years so they must know what they are doing.
I set up the board with my old bindings ( I need 4 holes base plates to use it all the time) and I took it at Bloomfield farm.
When I went out the wind was good so I could have fun. It was a major difference between this and my old board. And it is funny but it felt more like you ride like a kiteboard than a snowboard. If it makes any sense. The board was going straight upwind. was holding the edge very well and had a really good grip on the icy snow. I towed in Audra that day, and I could hold my ground and go upwind even with one person snowboarding behind me.
Next day I tried it again. The wind was like but again the board helped me to go upwind and go back at the landing place. It has a lot of pop so I could jump a little even if the kite had almost no pull.
I think, if you ride it on pow it might have the same feeling like your snowboard, but on icy snow it is a different beast.
It grips and gets you where you wanna be.
Short story I really liked it. And Taisa liked it too