- Sizes:152M, 155W, 158XW
- Flex: 4
- Profile: CamRock
- Shape: True Twin
- Price: €559
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German based Good Boards are celebrating their 10th anniversary with the launch of the Novum, their freestyle and park dedicated whip. As a brand who have primarily focussed on all-mountain and freeride shapes, this board maybe signifies a change of direction for the brand, but it still features many of their trademark construction practices.
The Novum has the characteristic freestyle shape and profile – a true twin with a camrock profile – but the outline looks like just about nothing else out there on the market. Bring your extra big boots for this one, the 158 size has a waist width of 265mm. Thankfully the sidecut radius is kept a little shorter, so it will still feel agile, and that extra width underfoot will keep the Novum stable when stomping bigger landings in the park.
“The Novum has the characteristic shape and profile – a true twin with a camrock profile – but the outline looks like just about nothing else out there on the market”
While the flex remains on the lower half of the scale, the materials used mean that the ride is far from limp or sluggish. Triax fibreglas and a dual wood core keep the board stable and responsive, while carbon and Kevlar stringers will add pop into the ends of the board and keep some of the chatter at bay.
By no means is this the cheapest freestyle deck on the market. But Good Boards do things a little different from the crowds. All their decks are fitted with a Nivylen base – a completely new plastic, specifically designed for snowboards and skis. Good claim these absorb up to three times more wax than traditional bases and continue to perform when they’ve dried out. A bold claim for sure, but one that could have you coasting the jump line late into the season whilst leaving any concerns of speed (and knuckles) far behind you.