So the first thing to note and probably the reason you’re staring at the topsheet with one eye while trying to read this with the other, is because there are hookers on the topsheet, which is obviously the main reason for buying this board and the same reason why we tested it. Once the risquÈ graphics are put aside what you have is a durable twin shaped snowboard designed to take the knocks that riding urban features inevitably entails. On top of this the Contract features Pop Camber which is specifically designed to get you up onto those hard to slide places.
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The Destroyer has served for many illustrious campaigns under the Forum banner since its introduction a good few years back. Twin in shape but well reinforced to give it some guts for handling tail heavy landings and icy take-offs, the Destroyer with its cambered profile suits advanced slopestyle and big kicker riders who value pop and edge hold over softer more forgiving freestyle decks.
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I could tell you all about the Forum Spinster’s twin shape and Double Dog profile. About how Swingers Club tip profiling makes the Spinster easier to spin and how the Booter Boosters increase pop off jumps and spring out of carves, but the fact that the Spinster has a rainbow and a wide eyed kitten with a flick knife on the topsheet mean you’re probably already sold.
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The Forum Rat is another urban jib machine much like the Contract, but it is available in more limited quantities and doesn’t have ladies of the night on the topsheet.
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I honestly thought I would never see the day that the Recon got rockered, but it’s happened. The Recon is exactly the same as it was before, it features an extruded base, a directional twin shape and directional flex pattern and a medium/soft flex, but it’s now also sporting Chilly Dog rocker instead of camber. The Recon is a fantastic snowboard for beginners through to intermediates to learn the basics of freestyle snowboarding on.
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Peter Line abuses this Substance daily and it makes him a better snowboarder. It might be the versatile directional twin shape, the playful Chillydog profile or lively directional flex that make the Substance so addictive; one thing’s for sure, if one of the most innovative snowboarders of the last two decades is hooked on it, that’s some good sh*t right there!
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Looking for an alternative from camber but rocker is too loose and wishy-washy and the hybrids just don’t cut the mustard. Well the Forum Deck with its bizarre camber profile with raised edges under the toe and heel of the bindings is an attempt to blend the loose feel of rocker with the response and edge hold of camber. The twin shaped Deck also features Swingers Club tips for a reduced swing weight and Booter Boosters carbon reinforcement for uber pop. This year the Deck has very cool graphics and an awesome blunted shape.
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It used to be that the Young Blood really was for young riders who needed a shorter and softer board, at the time little else was available for groms and teens. Now the Young Blood has grown up with the generation that it was originally built for and the sizes now include a 152, 154, 156 and 155W. With its progressive medium/soft flex, park orientated flex and reverse camber profile the Young Blood Chillydog is a great snowboard for lapping the park and turning the rest of the resort into a playground.
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Nobody likes a bully, Forum are trying to change this with their mid-wide, Double Dog profiled, freestyle sledge. This Bully is forgiving and playful and likes nothing better than to make you laugh and giggle with glee as you spin, flip and jib your way down the hill. Why exactly did Forum call this board the Bully?
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This year Pat Moore joined John Jackson and is now riding the Forum Conflict. For those that don’t know, the Conflict is the fully cambered snowboard in the Forum range that will put hairs on your chest, even though Form has softened the flex a little this year. Its directional twin shape makes it more versatile than any other Forum Board as the Conflict is designed to ride everything from scary steep pillow lines to faultless Superpipe transitions.
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The Honeypot seems to be the board that Forum’s engineers experiment with their latest ideas every year and also tend to hit the sweet spot on the graphics front too. This year the Honey Pot gets the all new Grand Pops profile; traditional camber between the feet and then a flat profile from the bindings to the start of the kicks. Controversially, the Grands Pops profile is identical to DC’s new Lock and Load Camber, which might ruffle a few feathers. From the middle of these flat sections to the ends of the tips run the Car Bomb Carbon Booms, web-shaped carbon reinforcement designed to give explosive pop.
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Forum have got plenty of reverse camber true twins for you to choose from. The Manual isn’t unlike the others; it has a slightly softer flex than the Scallywag, using a little less reinforcement keeps the cost down. The Manual is a park and street rail board and is priced affordably, because nobody wants to take an expensive board to a concrete ledge no matter how good the footage is.
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Last year I held off on the pirate lingo in the intro because I knew our tester Ben would be cramming them into his review of the board, but this year we didn’t test it so I can fill me boots! Aaarrgggghhh me hearties, if you be needin’ a twin park shred for plunderin’ the park and buttering your weevil riddled muffin then the Scallywag with her Chillydog with POP profile and other witchcraft be one mighty ship. Now where can me gets a glove for me hook and a chin strap for me pirate hat.
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Want the Youngblood but need more pop and on-edge performance? You might well enjoy the meaty flavour of the Young Blood Double Dog, a hybrid rocker/camber combo meal that enjoys the pop of camber in the tips and the catch-free buttery-ness of rocker between the bindings.
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The same shape and materials that feature in the Detroyer make their way into the Destroyer Double Dog, the only difference being that the DDD is pressed with Forum’s Double Dog Profile; rocker between the feet and camber under the feet. You can bet the Destroter Double Dog will be easier to ollie, more forgiving for off centre landings and a lot more playful just goofing around.
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The Holy Moly is a love or hate snowboard, there’s no “well it’s ok” or “yeah I kinda liked it”; it’s either “this board is the bomb” or “this board is pants”. Last season I fell into the latter category, the flex felt pretty stiff and the flex was kinky, it didn’t feel aggressive or forgiving just a bit planky and the Combo Platter made very little sense to me. But that is one person’s opinion and that alone, lots of people raved about it. I think the defining characteristic of the Holy Moly is that the feel you get from riding the Holy Moly is unique and like anything you’re not used to, takes time to become accustom to. The Holy Moly is a medium/firm flexing park shred with unique features and an equally distinctive feel.
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The second year of Snowboard-Review.com testing the Scallywag and the second season we’ve raved about it. I’ll save the inevitable pirate speak for the review, needless to say the Scallywag is more fun than a week on a pirate ship with a lifetimes supply of rum. A must have for any freestyler!
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The Holy Moly is probably the most eyecatching snowboard of the 2011 season. The graphics are standout in the luminous orange, yellow and blue colour-ways and the boards construction is like nothing you have ever seen. Approach with care, damn the Forum Holy Moly looks cool, but it’s quite an awkward and soulless snowboard to ride. For laps of your local hill’s pro line jumps and superpipe it’s ideal but for anything else you’d have more fun riding a railway sleeper.
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The Forum Honey Pot takes the shape and Combo Platter profile of the Holy Moly but drops the Triaxial glass and Booter Boosters in an attempt to make the Honeypot more manageable for less aggressive riders on a tighter budget.
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Another shocking graphic from the kings of controversy. The skull on the topsheet is that of a murder victim, now turn over the board and discover the murder weapon hidden in the text. Don’t believe me, look at the ‘R’, that wouldn’t happen to be a crowbar would it? The Destoyer continues to provide experienced snowboarders with the goods they need to lay waste to the park. The Chillydog profile adds that little bit of fun, like jam in a rock hard doughnut. The Destroyer is also available with standard camber.
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A soft flex, the stable and predictable grip of camber all joined in a price point package. If you’re looking to buy your first snowboard, or just want a quality board to potter around the whole mountain, be it catching some air in the park or dipping into some powder the Aura is a class investment.
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The Spinster is Forum’s snowboard of choice for nasty girls. If you can ride it, slide it or grind it then the Spinster is probably the board you want under your feet. She’s not all that bad though, with Forum’s ChillyDog rocker and biaxial glass, this horror will let you off the occasional mistake without punishing you.
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Every night you cruise the streets, generator in the boot of your car, friends in the back and your boards on roof. You all spot the handrail at the same time. The run-in is sketchy and the light could be better, but hey you didn’t pack the geni for nothing. After 30 minutes of sorting the run in and the landing, the session is on its way. You’re riding the Contract because this is what it was made for.
With the Forum Contract everything is designed for making the most of your micro shred sessions. Super soft glass; the Pop Camber profile for low speed pop and super easy presses; and Forums all new 0-60 base which will have you at trick speed at least a yard before your mates; is there a better board on the planet for making the most of urban rail missions?
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Do you remember the Forum Street Dweller? How ridiculous was that snowboard, there was one set of inserts, no base or topsheet graphics bar the Forum logo… ok it doesn’t sound that stupid at the so far. Did I mention there were no edges! Forum have moved on since the Street Dweller and the Forum Rat is the result of their hard work. Everything from the super soft biaxial glass laminates, composite wood core (kinda like MDF) and Pop Camber profile make the Rat maneuverable poppy and forgiving at low speeds. Great for getting yo urban shred on fool!
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The Forum Youngblood is the deck of choice for young guns. Whether you like it rockered or cambered, no worries, Forum have introduced the ChillyDog profile to the Youngblood but continue to manufacture it with camber too. The Youngblood is perfect for Lightweight riders young or old, and the simple spec makes it the perfect park focused shred stick.
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The second most popular board on Snowboard-Review.com for the whole of 2011, the Forum Substance’s popularity just goes to show that Peter Line hasn’t lost his touch. Featuring a twin shape, medium soft directional flex and ChillyDog rocker, the Substance is a great shred stick for snowboarders from Beginner to pro to hit the park on or get creative wherever there’s a transition to session.
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Freestyle snowboarders don’t really get any more serious than Pat Moore. Pat tweaked the flex on his pro snowboard for 2011, the overall flex is softer, but Pat has stiffened up the tail for mega pop and sticking powder landings.
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Looking for an all-mountain companion? If you’re after a snowboard to cruise around the groomers on, take to the park and hit the occasional bit of powder then the Star could be a great match. The Women’s specific ChillyDog rocker, directional twin shape and biaxial glass will help you progress faster than you thought, while the easy maintain extruded FreeBase will help you to get to grips with tuning your rides. Sweeeet!
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Looking for something to spice up your favorite past-time? We’ll providing we’re on the same page; the Sauce is a good thing. Everything about the Forum Sauce is dialed for female park shredders; from the tasty graphics to the narrow waist and female specific ChillyDog profile. Now get out there and put a lick of Sauce on everything
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The jib-tastic Manual and its soft forgiving nature is coming to a shop near you. If you’re the kind of rider who butters into every jib on the hills, hits technical rails switch and is planning to attempt a backside 3 to MJ slide this coming season; then you simply shouldn’t go riding without the soft rocker profile, twin shape, biaxial glass and beveled edges of the Forum Manual.
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The creator of the Rossi JDub, Mr John Jackson made the move to Forum a couple of seasons ago. With his penchant for insanely large jumps and cliff drops so big other riders would think they’d found the edge of the world and ridden straight off it, it’s hardly surprising that John’s board at Forum is serious bit of kit. The stiffest flex in the Forum line meets triaxial glass for improved response and edge-hold and a camber profile with carbon Booter Boosters for uber pop. Like going big?
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The Scheme combines a soft-ish flex with a directional twin shape and a slightly stiffer tail, for freestyle versatility in all types of conditions. Then there’s the Chillidog Rocker profile which has been added for 2011. We weren’t blown away by the Scheme last year but with the addition of one of the tastiest rocker profiles on the market, this year’s Scheme is going to be completely different story.
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With more seasons under its belt than most of Forum’s pro team (Peter Line definitely not included in that statement!) the Forum Recon is a proven park shred. Sure the Recon might not have the highest spec materials or most pioneering shape but it works and it’s cheap as chips, what more do you want?
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The Forum Scheme is an all-mountain freestyle board with a soft torsional flex and a stiffer longitudinal flex. Too stiff longitudinally to be a jib board, too soft torsionally to be a snowboard for monster kicker lines and high speed carves, the Scheme has found it’s home in backcountry kicker riding where the strange flex pattern really works, offering easy and responsive carving in deeper snow and tons of pop.
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In contention for being one of the funnest rides of the season, the Forum Scallywag is the perfect snowboard for any freestyler from beginner to pro who loves lapping the small to medium lines in the park and bonking everything. The board is so easy to ride and catch free, that it gives you tons confidence to step up your riding.
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Soft biaxial glass, a tip-to-tail Poplar core for consistent pop, an extruded base for durability during those street handrail session and bevelled edges to reduce the risk of hanging up on the kinks. Forum know how to manufacture a handrail and jib specific snowboard… they’ve been at the forefront of the urban scene since their start.
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Biaxial glass, soft flex, directional-twin shape and a setback stance make the Forum Amor a perfect board for beginner to intermediate girls looking for a soft, forgiving ride that they can start trying some jumps and jibs on or just use for cruising around the pistes.
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Seen the DC Mountain Lab movies? Well Eddie destroys technical rails and huge pro line kickers all on his pro snowboard. Essentially the Forum Eddie Wall is the Forum Young Blood on steroids for those riders wanting to step up their riding this season.
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Backcountry kickers to crazy street rails. The light triaxial glass and profiled core make the Forum Pat Moore Pro perfect for that gnarly kinked rail you’ve been checking out for weeks, while the medium flex, sintered base and 10mm set back stance provide the goods you need for highspeed run-ins and powder landings.
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A supercharged Destroyer for slopestyle domination. The Seeker has the same shape as the Destroyer with Carbon fibre reinforced triaxial glass for improved edge hold and response and a stiffer tip to tail flex, and a super fast sintered base so you don’t hit the tables on those 60ft kickers.
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Take Forums long running and team favourite the Destroyer add a handfull of Chillidog rocker, go easy on the american mustard and ketchup. What you get is a rail and kicker sandwich with the forgiving and buttery nature of a rocker profile…tasty!
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Peter Line has invented more tricks than you can do! The Substance reflects Peter’s freestyle pedigree, a twin shape, rocker construction, an agressive sidecut and full to the brim with technical features. Peter’s only a little lad so bear that in mind, if you’re not.
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