- Price: £295
- Sizes: 145, 149, 150, 152, 153, 155, 156, 158
- Width: Normal
- Flex: 6
They say: For intermediate and advanced freestylers who make jibbing a priority.
We say: A jibby little snub-nosed twin that won’t cost you the earth, so you can still afford to buy a beer when you get down from the park – it’s all about having fun remember?
Tester says: Light and snappy and actually pretty quick for a jib board.
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- Building boards since: 2004
- HQ: Auburn, CA, USA
- History lesson: Founded by a crew of riders who “believe in quality first", Academy has grown slowly overseas, but it rapidly became a household name in the states, with a team that featured the likes of Chad Otterstrom. Right from the beginning the idea has been to support the growth of ordinary riders alongside team shredders. For that reason (and also, probably because it fits neatly with their name) Academy give out a series of scholarships to talented snow lovers each year to help them through college. Nice guys then!
- Ridden by: Frat-boys on company scholarships, and US-based park rats who know their Tyler Flanagans from their Scotty Jameses.