Lobster Creamer 2022-2023 Snowboard Review

Tested and selected for our top 100 snowboard products of the year: the Lobster Creamer

  • Price: $450
  • Category: All-Mountain
  • Sizes: 152, 154W, 155, 156W, 159
  • Flex: 4/10
  • Shape: Directional Twin
  • Profile: Camber
  • 3D: Yes
  • Base: Sintered

Why We Chose The Lobster Creamer: Everything in the Helgason brothers’ locker is worth a look, but this one gets extra points for its accessibility and sheer fun factor.

The artist formerly known as the Lobster Cream is back for a third year, cementing its position as one of the finest crustacean/dairy-themed rides around. Why it’s now the Creamer and not the Cream, we’re not entirely sure – but with the Lobster Sender and Lobster Stomper also in the line, the Lobster line has just got that bit more consistent. Banish any images of that weird stuff Americans put in their coffee, and embrace one of our favourite new models of recent times.

“The artist formerly known as the Lobster Cream is back for a third year”

Who Is The Lobster Creamer For?

Like much of the Lobster line, the Creamer is one for both in and out of the park. Based on its shape and flex profile alone, however, this is clearly aimed at the all-mountain funseeker, rather than the backcountry booter specialist.



Shape, Profile and Sidecut

As is fitting for something that’s designed to bring you on rather than scare you off, the Lobster Creamer has a low-rise camber that gives you a decent amount of pop and edge hold without sacrificing too much margin for error. Further playfulness points come from the 3D sections of base at the contact points, allowing you to glide from edge to edge and stay afloat in powder.

The nose and tail may be different shapes at the extremities, but the fact that they’re the exact same width means that switch riding is still very much on the cards. You’ll only really notice that flattened-off tail section when you’re in the powder – at which point you’ll be glad it’s there. When it’s low tide, the Lobster Creamer delivers all the freestyle benefits of a twin, non-tapered shape, so don’t be afraid to spin off every side hit you come across.

“Based on its shape and flex profile alone, this is clearly aimed at the all-mountain funseeker”

Construction and Materials

Lobster’s small-but-beautiful range of boards doesn’t draw from a huge variety of materials; they’ve found stuff that works, and tweak the layout on each deck to forge its individual characteristics.

The Lobster Creamer features the same poplar wood core as most of its stablemates, with the same hardwood reinforcement. There’s carbon in there too, running alongside the edges to make its relatively soft flex profile a bit better at high-speed charging. There’s none of the black stuff between the feet, though – just biax fibreglass – so manipulating it between your feet on a cruisy pow run, say, or when buttering the piste, is a dawdle.

The whole thing will whip along nicely on Lobster’s as-standard ‘Hyper Glide S’ sintered base, with urethane-enhanced sidewalls designed to smoothen out the chatter. Despite its admirable performance, none of the above is crazy-high-spec, which has kept the cost down.

“The Creamer pulls off that rare trick of raising the excitement levels but not the price tag”


In a nutshell (or crustacean carapace, perhaps), the Creamer pulls off that rare trick of raising the excitement levels but not the price tag. If you’re getting a full season on the mountains this year, and need something that’ll keep the fire burning from the first scrapings to the slushy send-off sessions, here it is. Card-carrying senders may fare better with, well, the Sender. But for more easygoing, oft-experimental riders, the Creamer is where it’s at. We reckon it’ll be just as popular next year – when, presumably, it’ll be known as the Creamest.


  • This is one of Lobster’s most accessible boards, so will suit intermediate riders as well as old hands
  • Edge catches begone; the combination of low-rise camber and 3D base sections gives you a decent margin for error


  • This one is perhaps a little too soft, both torsionally and end-to-end, for aggressive riding


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