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Lobster Halldor Pro 2019-2020 Snowboard Review

UPDATE: Check out our review of the Lobster Halldor Pro Snowboard for 2020/2021 by clicking here.

  • Sizes: 151, 154, 156W, 157, 159, 159W
  • Flex: 5
  • Profile: 3BT Camber
  • Shape: True Twin
  • Price: £429 / €490
  • BUY ONLINE

Halldor Helgason is one of the most versatile riders of our time, he slays at everything from his banger street parts, to his HUUUUGE X-Games appearances to his backcountry booter sessions. Halldor needs a board to keep up with his wild ways, so a few years back they created the Halldor Pro.

It’s end to end full camber, so you’ve got bags of dynamic pop, the board is full of life and wants to jump and thrash around. To rid itself of the hang ups of a traditional cambered board it features Twin 3BT- a semi-wide flat centrebase with uplifted edges outside the bindings. 3BT is gonna help save your ass when you have a sketchy landing, so feel free to start trying bigger spins and crazier tricks.

“To increase edge to edge response and heighten power transfer, 3 hollow carbon stringers run underneath each set of inserts”

The uplifted sidebases also translate to smoother turn initiation, the whole edge engages at the same time rather than having the contact points engage and then spread down the rest of the edge. As well as this, the 3BT is gonna increase your float as you head into the deeper snow it acts like the front of a boat and keeps you skipping along the top of the snow.

With a middle of the road flex pattern, the Halldor Pro becomes super adaptable and isn’t gonna leave you wanting across all parts of the mountain. To increase edge to edge response and heighten power transfer, 3 hollow carbon stringers run underneath each set of inserts.

Not one to be left behind the Halldor Pro has an Ultra Glide Sintered base, so when you’re trying to pick up speed for the run-in; it’ll handle it no dramas.

Tester’s Verdict

Mike BrindleyWhitelines

“If you’re keen to take your freestyle into a faster and looser dimension – Halldor’s signature deck is pretty clearly the board to do it on.

“The camber/triple base combo is dialed enough to speed away from landings with ease”

To be honest, on first impression I wasn’t entirely sure this board had my back, but within a couple of laps it had transformed into an entirely different beast – turning sketchy side-piste gaps into tempting transfers in an instant. The camber/triple base combo is dialed enough to speed away from landings with ease, and there’s so much pop packed into this thing that you won’t know what to do with it all.”

Tester’s Verdict 2018/19

Tom Copseyonboardmag.com

“Halldor makes snowboarding look hella fun, but an equally important aspect of his riding is how goddamn hard he sends it. This board is built with the latter in mind perhaps more than the former.

“Freestyle riders who charge and hit bigger features would suit this best”

It’s stiff, aggressive and powerful – not prohibitively so, but certainly more than I thought it would be – and as such you need to be on your game to feel comfortable on his pro model. This board needs to be put on its edges to get the most out of it, but with its 3BT featuring SideKick technology you still get the catch-free, easy-turning, buttery ride that base profile is famed for. It’s just that you need to put in a bit more effort unless you’re going all in.

On jumps this extra stiffness means it can suck up big stomps with no problems, and there’s a ton of pop for you to go full send on your Lobster flip attempts. Freestyle riders who charge and hit bigger features would suit this best.”

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