- Sizes: 148, 151, 154, 156W, 157
- Flex: 4
- Profile: Camber
- Shape: True Twin
- Price: £349 / €400
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Brand new for 2020, the Shifter comes storming into the market as a veritable freestyle demon. Built for destroying park, jib and street features, it’s a soft flexing, playful weapon of mad destruction.
Slightly different to most of the Lobster clan, the Shifter doesn’t utilise 3BT, but instead opted for a traditional camber profile. They have, however, decided to utilise Sidekick, so the sidebase is uplifted just outside the widest points of the nose and tail.
“You’ll get smoother turn initiation, more mellow handling through crud, and a more forgiving ride than on a traditional board”
So you’ll get the explosive pop, the super solid on piste handling and the gnarly edge hold you’ve come to expect from a full camber board. Plus you’ll get smoother turn initiation, more mellow handling through crud, and a more forgiving ride than on a traditional board.
The ‘Flex Walls’ are urethane infused sidewalls to absorb some vibrations and to act as mini dampeners for those hefty landings. The fibreglass is biaxial, so it’s a lightweight two-way weave, built to add a bit more torsional response to the board, without sacrificing the overall softer flex.
The core is a blend of Poplar wood, that’s been backed up by 2 hardwood stringers. These stringers strengthen the area round the inserts, so you’re less likely to rip them out as you’re tearing shit up. They also add some extra pop to the camber and will help the board retain its snap as it gets older.
The base may not be the fastest on the market, but it’s tough as hell, easy to repair for when you session that rail over and over and pretty low maintenance. Hallelujah.