Smokin boards aren’t to everyone’s taste visually, but take away the graphics of the MIP and you’ve got a board that any freestyler is going to adore. A medium flex, relatively damp but snappy feel, the reassuring feel of Mag edges and that lovely broken-in feel of zero camber combine to produce a snowboard that is well worth a shred and performs in all aspects of park riding from jibs to show-time booters.
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The All mountain annihilator aka the Smokin Superpark returns for another year at the top. Raved about at the board test; we would have tested it if it hadn’t been leant out for every second of the six days we were there. The Superpark has all the gubbins that makes it into any other Smokin snowboard and a slightly firmer than medium flex making the Superpark the ideal board for a snowboarder wanting a board that will ride it all, but needs a board that is in its element cruising through the pro line features in the terrain park. Available with traditional camber or with rocker between the bindings and camber at the tips.
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The Smokin Super Offender; a board dialled for the park rider who wants a slightly firmer flex with the benefits of zero camber and Magne Traction edges, those who like the bigger features in the park. Another graphic from Smokin that will have women’s rights campaigners pitching out tents around their Tahoe factory.
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For those with size 10-11 boots it can be frustrating finding a board that’s short enough but isn’t so wide that switching from edge-to-edge takes more effort than raising the Titanic Smokin have built the Big Wig. The rest of the Big Wig’s credentials are legitimate, with D.I.R.T rocker a soft-ish flex, Magne Traction edges and a whole host of other technology the Big Wig has everything a park rider needs.
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Were you looking for the all-mountain gun in the Smokin line-up? Well you’ve found it. Stiff and damp this cantankerous monster likes to eat up miles of groomers and powder steeps and isn’t even scared of straight lining formidable icy couloirs. If you’re a powerful and aggressive all mountain slayer you’ve found the snowboard in the Smokin line with your name on it.
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Put your hood up, remove the grind stoppers with an angle grinder and session that street furniture and hand rails like a true Hooligan. Dirt rocker paired with the softest, jib-iest flex in the Smokin line will have you dialling rail and butter combos in no time and you can take to the Magnetraction edges with a file so there’s no danger of catching an edge. The Smokin Hooligan is a park and Jib thorough-bred!
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The Smokin Pretty Young Things is exactly that, without a doubt the nicest graphic in the Smokin line, but it’s what is on the inside that counts. All the quality materials, shape and profile of its big (some might say uglier) brother the MIP with a narrower waist, smaller lengths and a softer flex. If rails and park are your bag the Smokin PYT is a great choice… check out the MIP review if you want to know what it’ll ride like.
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The key to float in deep snow with small manoeuvrable boards is taper. Smokin got a-hold of that little secret and whacked a whole inch of taper onto the Pinner (the name a reference to the pintail shape if you were wondering). So with 25mm of taper the Pinner sits between the Burton Fish and Malolo with regards to the amount of taper, this ting will float! To loosen up the ride and provide even more float as if it was needed Smokin have used their D.I.R.T rocker profile (flat between the bindings and rockered at the nose and tail). If you’re riding Tahoe in 6ft of powder, the Pinner is probably a board to put in your board bag.
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If you’re a die-hard Smokin fan the Buck Fenton is probably right up your street. The usual ‘Top Shelf Materials’ make it into the Buck’s construction and the Clash rocker with it’s rockered profile between the bindings and cambered tips should have you buttering and popping big ol’ ollies on command. Now stick it to the man and buy the board with a graphic that put Smokin inches away from a multi-million dollar lawsuit… not really I just made that bit up.
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Mike Basich jumps out of helicopters on his snowboard whilst taking photos. Mike owns 241 clothing, one of the most popular outerwear brands in Japan. Mike drives a huge truck up and down the West Coast of North America riding the best conditions day in day out. Mike rides the Smokin Mike Basich DIY, a firm flexing monster board designed to take the kind of abuse you put a board through when you jump 100ft+ out of a helicopter. You don’t believe me? Google it. If you want be anything like Mike, his snowboard is probably the closest you’ll ever get.
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Every female tester at the board test that had ridden the Vixen was raving about it. The only problem being that the Snowboard-Review.com crew didn’t bring any ladies along to the test… doohhh. So if you can judge a board on hype and word of mouth alone then this board is way up there. Available with a Clash rocker (much like Lib Tech’s C2 Banana) or D.I.R.T Rocker (much like K2’s Jib Rocker), all you have to do is decide what style of rider you are aggressive all-mountain slayer or chilled park cruiser and you’ll have a board that meets your needs. With a spec as long as your arm the Vixen is loaded with top end materials and a class graphic to boot… Debbie Harry in her day, need I say more.
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