Transfers, jibs, rail sliding piste markers….. infact anything you can think of is possible on the Chi Borg. Instills Zen confidence in your riding ability, making snowboarding far too easy. A freestyle dream machine!
The new series in the StepChild line this year-the all new reverse camber Chi-Borg. This Twin board comes with a reverse Kicker I core and 6mm of reverse camber/rocker. This board has a real buttery feel and it rides great for parks, jibs and also rides well in the powder. Much like the Jib Stick, this board is pre flexed going into the turns and ollies easily roll off the tail for a smooth pop.
Hail the new king of all mountain piste bashing. The Stepchild Chi Borg is one of the funnest boards you will ever ride… period. One of the only all mountain freestyle rockers in the range, I was a little concerned that the board might be a bit jib specific.. but I couldn’t have been further from the truth. Laying down high speed carves were a doddle without the slightest hit of washout and straight lining was just as stable as any high-end cambered board. The area that this board kills it is freestyling your way down the whole mountain. I was completely amazed with the amount of pop this board has off kickers and little piste jumps, initially I had thought that rocker decks would lack the kind of pop that cambered boards provide, but this was definitely not the case..this little baby has more bang than a stick of dynamite! I can tell, you want this board.. and I haven’t even told you how forgiving landings are. I popped a frontside 180 off the cannon rail and landed slightly short in a toe edge… this is usually the point at which you see black for a second then you have to wait for the air to go back in your lungs. Oh no sir-ey, because the tip and tail are slightly raised the edge didn’t catch and I was eased into a mellow toe-side turn. After an hour of riding the Chi Borg I was filled with masses of confidence and eyeing up absolutely every gap and bonk.
Posted by Rich Ewbank in • Stepchild
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on November 18, 2009 at 07:07 PM
HELLO! nice comments so far.
I’m interested in a Stepchild board, but what might be their best “tree” board. I like all mountain, some trees, and the occasional park run. My current board is too stiff for the little things, so I need something with a little more give and versatility…
on November 19, 2009 at 12:36 AM
Hi thr, you can’t really go wrong with the Stepchild Corporate, it’s got the P3 shape for park, powder and pipe, so it’s pretty versatile. Of course a fish shape would be the best for riding trees because of the extra float you get in the nose and the feel of rear foot steering… and it might be worth looking at a rocker, even at slower speeds it’ll give you that bit of extra float and a pumpy feel.
on November 19, 2009 at 01:37 AM
Thanks for the reply Rich!
I am somewhere between the rocker (chi-borg?) and corporate, so I guess it’s personal preference from here…
...still browsing. -thr.
on September 18, 2010 at 11:09 PM
Hey guys I ride the jib stick right now and im used to the RETT and im just wondering if I’ll have any problems jibbing on this board with regards to catch my edge or anything….
on September 19, 2010 at 02:28 PM
No you won’t have any issues at all. If in doby you can always blunt the edges between the bindings with a file, that’s essentially what RETT edges are.Page 2 of 2. < 1 2
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