- Price: €460
- Category: Park/Jib, All-Mountain
- Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
- Size: 153, 156,158W, 161W
- Flex: 5/10
- Shape: Directional Twin
- Profile: 3D Camber
- Base: Sintered
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Why we chose the Lobster Stomper Snowboard: Cool Boarders 2 topsheet graphics meets SSX Tricky levels of freestyle performance.
The Lobster Stomper went under the knife a bit last season and it’s had another little nip tuck for 2020/21. But rather than the Helgason bros taking a full Bogdanov approach to this season’s facelift, they’ve kept the tweaks subtle enough that the Stomper retains its original all-mountain freestyle nature, albeit with a couple of exciting new features.
The directional twin shape remains the same and the contact surface is still that of a true twin. It’s going to require a measuring tape and forensic levels of investigation to notice any significant difference when you’re riding the Stomper in switch. There’s just a nudge of extra volume in the nose which helps keeps things a bit more stable and floaty when you’re riding best foot forward but, to all intents and purposes, it’ll feel like a true twin when you want it to.
“The Stomper retains its original all-mountain freestyle nature, albeit with a couple of exciting new features”
Lobster’s 2021 profile redesigns come in the form of their new 3D Nose and Tail + Sidekicks, found in the Cream, Sender, Shifter and, right here, in the Stomper. Not to be confused with Triple Base Technology (which featured on the previous iteration of this board), the base only starts to bevel from the contact points out to the ends of the board, rather than the large three-step profile that runs further down the effective edge.
You get some of that forgiving nature, increased stability and increase in float while keeping a bit more of the snap from edge to edge that you’d expect from a fully cambered snowboard. A far as engineering feats go it’s not exactly ‘The Big Bend’, but it definitely goes some way towards brokering peace between the ‘Triple Base For Life’ and ‘Camber ‘Till I Die’ turf wars.