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Lobster Stomper 2019-2020 Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 153, 156, 158W, 159, 161W
  • Flex: 5
  • Profile: 3BT Camber
  • Shape: Directional Twin
  • Price: £399 / €460
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The Stomper has seen a few changes this year to make it a bit more of an all mountain charger rather than an out and out freestyle machine. Some of the volume has shifted back to give a little extra nose, and while this won’t muck up your switch landings, it will give a more stable on piste feel and a bit easier handling in powder.

The cambered profile is gonna deliver bag loads of pop, the board will basically always be spring loaded ready to throw you up. It’s gonna work well on piste, and will feel stable and steady at speed and when you’re getting carves in.

“Two hollow carbon tubes are milled into the bottom of the core to get rid of the crackle and add more snap and pop”

The Super Slick X base is easily repairable should you have a fight with a rock or get into a barney with an unruly kink rail. It’s also really absorbent, so it will suck in the wax better than some alternatives. The durability and speed strike a nice pairing, as well as keeping the price down.

The core is a mix of paulownia and poplar wood, keeping the board lightweight but not sacrificing durability or pop. To further accentuate the snap and lively personality of the Stomper, they’ve added D.S.T (dual super tubes). Two hollow carbon tubes are milled into the bottom of the core to get rid of the crackle and add more snap and pop.

BiAx glass keeps the mellow lengthwise flex of the board but increases your edge to edge reaction and gives you a better feel of the board underfoot.

Tester’s Verdict

Stephen MacLeanThe Snowboard Asylum

“Another board that is aptly named. Whether it’s the kicker line in the park or just side hit central this board wants to fly off anything you put it in front of and stomp the landing with.

“This board is on the right side of mid-flex where you can press it with ease to style out a trick”

Shredding the piste with this little guy makes you want to scream TURBO TURBO TURBO!!!

TBT can be a bit worrisome for people but I find I get along with it really well. Never once did I feel like my edge was going to slip out on me while absolutely hooning it down the piste. This board is on the right side of mid-flex where you can press it with ease to style out a trick all the while being stiff enough the charge anything you put in front of it.”

Tester’s Verdict 2018/19

Danny McCormickwhitelines.com

“This was the first time I’d ever ridden a board with a Triple Base profile, and as expected it took a few runs before I had fully adjusted to it. Once I’d accommodated for the slightly looser edge-to-edge transfers, it felt like I had a Bruce Lee nunchuck under me.

Any which way I wanted to flick the board, it was more than happy to comply – and even on the times I either gave it a bit to much whammy or not enough, it was super forgiving. No doubt that was down to the 3BT.

“Once I’d accommodated for the slightly looser edge-to-edge transfers, it felt like I had a Bruce Lee nunchuck under me”

I found it just a little too soft to be considered a solid comprehensive park board, and that while the 3BT was fun it didn’t always feel the most stable. However it was nimble under foot and took minimal effort to press or butter.

So if you’re not that fussed about hitting the money booters or pipe all day, and just want to have a board that’s really fun for a mid-sized park or goofing around on the piste, the Stomper is a great choice.”

Tester’s Verdict 2018/19

Tom Copseyonboardmag.com

“If you like the shape of the Halldor Pro but are put off by its more aggressive nature, get tuned into the topsheet’s iconic Icelandic imagery and get on the Stomper.

“Nothing short of pure twin-tipped freestyle fun”

It’s effectively the same shape as Halldor’s board (minus the ‘SideKick’ raised sections of edge at the widest points), but the biax glass and a single carbon stringer lend it a more mellow feeling. In fact I’d say that unless you regularly hit the bigger kicker lines, you’ll be better off on this board. It’s nothing short of pure twin-tipped freestyle fun that you don’t even have to think about to ride well.”

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