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Lobster Sender 2019-2020 Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 151, 154, 157, 159W, 162W
  • Flex: 7
  • Profile: 3BT Camber
  • Shape: Directional Twin
  • Price: £459 / €530
  • BUY ONLINE

‘Send it’ is the closest we’ll get to a ‘Just Do It’-esque slogan for the foreseeable future, and if you couldn’t work it out from the name, then the Sender is made for exactly that. Jumping, slashing, carving, hucking and sending it all over the mountain.

With a super adaptable directional twin shape, the Sender is one of Lobster’s most versatile all mountain offerings. The extra volume in the nose is gonna keep you solid on piste, increase float in the pow and isn’t gonna affect your switch riding either.

“D.R.S.T (dual radial super tubes) are 6 hollow carbon rods running parallel to the board radius to increase your power transfer to your edges”

D.R.S.T (dual radial super tubes) are 6 hollow carbon rods running parallel to the board radius to increase your power transfer to your edges. They’ll help you with those deep carves, keep you snappy and are super light so you get all the benefits without the hinderance of a heavy board.

A powerful full camber shape will keep you flying high and steady when you’re attacking groomers. The camber will hold its edge nicely when you’re wanting to lay into those carves and will keep solid and stable when you’re picking up speed.

Freestyle 3BT has a slightly narrower flat section than some of the other flavours, making it a bit more all mountain friendly. It’s gonna keep you surfing in the deep stuff by stopping your nose from submarining, so say sayonara to that back leg burn. It also has your back for those freestyle wobbles and worries, making sure that you won’t catch an edge as easily as on a traditional board.

Tester’s Verdict

James Blogg Ultimate Snowsports

“The Sender – a directional twin, all-mountain board that’s meant to charge hard and fast… I wasn’t really feeling it though!

“It did feel quite loose and playful which was courtesy of the TBT”

From the moment I strapped this board on I just didn’t get along with it. It didn’t feel stiff or grippy enough to convince me of its freeride credentials and I couldn’t seem to make it feel like it had much life to it – I found it didn’t hold an edge that well and this wasn’t reassuring when I really cranked it into carves. In all fairness, this was the first time back on a 3BT board for a while, and for those who are full converts to this kind of profile, you’ll probably take to to it a lot more easily than I did. In my mind, where 3BT is at its best, on more park focussed boards, where you can bend and jib the board any way you like and get away with murder!

It did feel quite loose and playful which was courtesy of the TBT, but I can’t help but think this is also what let the board down from its hard-charging potential.

There’s a lot of options out there for a freeride directional twin. For sure, 3BT works well in the powder, but I wasn’t really feeling this one back on the pistes, for my money, boards that fall into these categories perform on both sides of the ropes.”

Tester’s Verdict 2018/19

Chris Sturgesssnowfit.co.uk

“While my days of hitting big kickers and launching down handrails are behind me (well they actually passed me by!) I do like to play around on side hits, try flatland tricks and generally just have fun on my snowboard. The Sender allowed me to do just that.

“The flex in the middle allowed me to dick around without ever feeling like the board was about to bite me in the arse”

The extra carbon in the nose and tail kept the board stable at high speed and offered loads of pop when you wanted it, while the flex in the middle allowed me to dick around without ever feeling like the board was about to bite me in the arse.

If it’s an all-mountain freestyle board you are after, then you have to check the Sender out.”

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