Forum Destroyer - 2012

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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.

Manufacturer's Description:

For those who seek to destroy the largest features any park can offer up, this camber deck comes juiced up and charged. Built with a GnarLE core for a snappy, responsive pop and Swingers Club for a reduced swing weightóthere’s no reason that double cork can’t become a reality. This board is built for high-speed run-ins, near-death consequences, and endless park lines. Don’t get burned.

Recommended for park riding.

Recommended for halfpipe riding.

Recommended for rail riding.

Medium cost $

Available in Wide.

Camber Construction.

Twin Shape.

Year: 2012

Available Lengths (cm):
152, 154, 156, 158, 156W, 158W

Riding Style: Freestyle/Park

Specifications:

Profile: Camber
Shape: Twin
Core: GnarLE
Laminate: Light Triax
Base: Formula
Booter Boosters
Swingers Club
Flex 5

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Forum Destroyer

Snowboard Review:

The Destroyer is an all-time classic Forum board. Stability at high speeds is what this board does but I’m a bit of a jib monkey so I was interested to see if it performed on the rails.

The first thing to say is that the Destroyer’s reputation is well deserved, it feels sturdy and comfortable on practically all terrain types. If I’m honest on rails it felt like a bit of a plank, the stiff flex meant slow speed maneuverability and pop were poor and my presses weren’t exactly tweaked. For tanking it down the groomers not only did it remain stable at high speed but it was also super responsive. The sintered base on the Destroyer is fast and while Booter Boosters (carbon rods running throughout the board) make the Destroyer feel a beet labored at slow speeds when you’re charging, flat ollies and popping of transitions was easy. Despite Forum’s Swingers Club technology featuring in the Destroyer which are designed to reduce the swing weight of the board, my overriding criticism of the Destoyer is that it feels pretty darn heavy, particularly in the air.

I can understand why the Destroyer is a Forum team favourite, it’s just the board you want for riding big features in the park and monster booters in the backcountry. For me though the Destroyer was too heavy and a little too stiff for me to enjoy riding it in the park, this is a board I would save for uber jumps! All in it’s a pretty good board for slightly heavier freestyle riders who split their time between jumps in the park and jumps in the backcountry, however because of the weight I think there are better boards on the market that do a similar job with a little more finesse.

Highlights:
Stability
Edge hold
Camber profile

Let-downs:
Heavy
Bit of a plank at slow speeds

Posted by Aly Mac in • Forum

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What colour is powder?

Kyle on October 14, 2012 at 05:34 AM

I just sold my burton love 155 with low back bindings which made it really difficult to spin off jumps so I recently bought a 2012 forum 154 the destroyer and Shaka bindings.  The guy at bc surf and sport told all about what this set up is capabile of and I can not wait for the snow to fall in the mountians.  I love how there are 3 different colors to choose from , it was a hard decision but I went with the greyish sky blue ones.  He said a 154 should be the right size for me when I am 5"10 155 pounds is he right?  I am so ready to test this board set up in the park and the whole mountian.  Good job with the plates that go on the binding to decide how you want ur stance to be but have the degree plates bend all the way and even being able to take the plate and take it apart right down the middle.  I strapped myself into my board and love how flexable it is as well as how much pop it has, I aalso love how you cambered the board, great job Forum makes me happy o ya!