- Price: £410 / €480
- Sizes: 151, 154, 156, 159
- Flex: 5
- Profile: Camber
- Shape: True Twin
Last year Lobster released the first version of this snowboard, under the name of the ’Special Random Addition.’ Despite being thin on the ground, it gained high praise from those who rode it, and so here it is reborn and renamed as part of the brand’s official line: the Lobster Floater.
“This base vastly improves the floatation of what would otherwise be too short a nose to really trust in the powder”
The chief influence for the Lobster Floater is undoubtedly the Magic Carpet, made by sister brand Bataleon. It shares the same powder-centric-twin focus, including a rarely-seen version of Triple Base Technology (that’s where a flat channel of base from nose to tail is flanked by raised side sections).
This base is of a far more pronounced convex nature at each end, vastly improving the floatation of what would otherwise be too short a nose to really trust in the powder. This has been further improved with the new ‘Sidekick’ contact points, which are slightly raised – something you’ll also notice when initiating turns on the piste, as well as in the powder.