Lobster Stomper 2022-2023 Snowboard Review

Tested and selected for our top 100 snowboard products of the year: the Lobster Stomper

  • Price: $450
  • Category: All-Mountain
  • Sizes: 153, 156, 158W, 159, 161W
  • Flex: 5/10
  • Shape: Directional Twin
  • Profile: Camber
  • 3D: Yes
  • Base: Sintered

Why We Chose The Lobster Stomper: A name that promises satisfaction. A performance that delivers on it.

It’s surf’s up once again for the Lobster Stomper – but just as was the case last year, the graphic is where the comparison ends. This isn’t a pow-specific, uber-directional floater. Far from it, in fact; the way the brothers Helgason tell it, this one is at its finest on firm, freshly groomed snow, be it a motorway piste or a pristine freestyle feature.

Sometimes that makes for a conservative (ok, dull) experience, with a board that tries to tick all boxes at the expense of standout performance. However, the Lobster Stomper is anything but.

“A welcome return to the Whitelines 100 for a true all-rounder that’s hard not to like”

Who Is The Lobster Stomper For?

The graphic may be having its fun with you, but the name makes it as plain as day. What we’ve got here is a true all-rounder that’s particularly friendly to those who like to throw shapes with confidence – whether in the park or elsewhere on the mountain.



Shape, Profile and Sidecut

Lobster boards share a lot of their DNA with their Bataleon stablemates – and sure enough, the Lobster Stomper features an approximation of the latter brand’s Triple Base Technology. The relatively moderate flavour features a fairly wide central section, with the ‘3D’ element creeping in at the contact points. This translates into stable straightline performance with a smoother edge change – just the ticket for, say, hooning it at a booter.

The Lobster Stomper is a directional twin, but the nose and tail are almost identical, with only a small extra bit of length and rise in the nose to differentiate it. Only those with Princess-and-the-Pea levels of sensory perception will clock this while riding piste, but in deeper snow you get a tangible advantage when in your usual stance.

As for the profile, like most 3D-enhanced boards it’s classic camber all the way. The potential catchiness of the bend is reduced by those elevated contact points, so it’d be mad not to opt for the pop. That being said, the uplift on this one is a couple of millimetres less than, say, the Lobster Sender.

“When it’s time for take-off, strips of carbon provide an extra boost”

Construction and Materials

If you’re worried that’d mean less life in your ollies, don’t be; the Lobster Sender has two strips of carbon running from inserts to inserts, on each side of the hole patterns. When it’s time for take-off, these provide an extra boost, and the longitudinal layup means that they won’t increase the torsional stiffness to any noticeable degree. They stop short of the extremities, though, making it easier to get your press on. Additional pop (not to mention durability) comes from hardwood sections of the otherwise all-poplar core.

That’s probably just as well, given that the rest of the board features triax fibreglass. The margin for error is a bit lower than with boards that feature easy-going biax, but remember: this isn’t the Lander, this is the Stomper. Ride assuredly, even as fast as the sintered base will carry you, and you’ll be fine.

At high speeds your feet will appreciate the urethane-enhanced sidewalls, which absorb unwanted chatter along the entire length of the Lobster Stomper. They’ll also come into play every time you take to the rails, lessening the likelihood of a cracked edge.

“This one is at its finest on firm, freshly groomed snow, be it a motorway piste or a pristine freestyle feature”


A welcome return to the Whitelines 100, then, for a true all-rounder that’s hard not to like. Leave Dullsville behind and keep your schedule clear; the Lobster Stomper leaves all options on the table, and for the open-minded rider it might even open a few doors too.

If it doesn’t feel like quite enough oomph for you, there’s always the similarly-shaped but more aggressively-minded Lobster Sender – but for the vast majority of riders, this has everything you need.


  • It’s a dependable all-mountain design, augmented with some excellent bells and whistles
  • There’s just enough give in the flex to press and butter, without feeling like you’re on a noodle


  • The graphic is essentially a joke that’ll wear thin pretty quickly, so don’t let it cloud your judgement when deciding what to buy


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