- Price: €450
- Category: All-Mountain
- Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
- Size: 154, 158,158W, 161W
- Flex: 5/10
- Shape: Directional
- Profile: 3D Camber
- Base: Sintered
- New for 2020/21
- BUY DIRECT FROM LOBSTER
Why we chose the Lobster Cream Snowboard: The bisque of Lobster’s line – smooth, creamy, and minimal seasoning required.
Here’s the thing with freestyle and freeride categories, they’re a bit like butt cheeks. You can pull them apart all you like, but they’ll always find a way back together. The brand spanking new Lobster Cream snowboard takes a pinch of powder design, with a big slap of freestyle construction and delivers an absolute peach of an all-mountain deck.
It only takes a quick glance to see that this is the most directional looking deck in this season’s lineup from Lobster. Remember this is Halldor and Eiki’s board co. though. You’d be naive to assume they’ve gone all Jeremy Jones and built a dedicated Alaskan quiver series this year. The contact shape is still that of a true twin, meaning there’s no taper, setback or difference in flex patterns at either end, so switch still feels really balanced. Even so, you’ll be thankful for that cutout tail and slightly longer nose profile when the resorts laid down an extra thick blanket overnight.
“The brand spanking new Lobster Cream snowboard takes a pinch of powder design, with a big slap of freestyle construction and delivers an absolute peach of an all-mountain deck”
This season’s big news from Lobster comes in the form of their new 3D Nose and Tail + Sidekicks. A mellow camber runs for the full length of the Cream, but any catchiness or lacking of forgiveness is reduced with a subtle bevel and slight contouring at either end the board. This lends itself to all-mountain versatility, with increased stability at either of the deck, along with a touch of added lift in the powder.
Don’t let the Sidekick’s confuse you with Bataleon’s 3BT Technology, though. There isn’t that same pronounced three-stepped profile running from the contact points towards the inserts, so edge to edge transitions still feel pretty snappy on this.