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Roxy Torah Bright 2017-2018 Women’s Snowboard Review

  • Price: £495 / €550
  • Sizes: 143, 146, 149, 152
  • Flex: 7
  • Profile: Combo
  • Shape: True Twin
  • roxy.com

Roxy clearly know when they’re on to a good thing. Ever since they recruited Torah Bright, they’ve involved her in the design of some of their best-performing snowboard gear. As well as the XOXO snowboard and Team binding, there’s this: the Roxy Torah Bright snowboard.

“When you want to really press out a rail trick or butter the groomers, half of the work is done for you”

The Queen of Australia’s pro model is the only board in the Roxy range to feature Magne-Traction edges. Also found on the boards of Mervin Manufacturing stablemates Lib Tech and Gnu, this involves the use of a wavy edge to grip the snow at several points, rather than just a couple. This is ideal for a halfpipe rider like Torah, as you get insane grip on the icy walls.

It’s not just for uber-precise pro-level riding, however. The profile has a pronounced rocker section between the feet, so it’s a little more forgiving than camber boards of similar stiffness. When you want to really press out a rail trick or butter the groomers, half of the work is done for you. Then when charging a face or setting up for a spin, camber sections under the feet work together with the Magne-Traction to give you more than enough edge grip.

As a true twin, the Roxy Torah Bright is ripe for freestyle, but thanks to that profile you’ll have a relatively breezy time keeping the nose up in powder – even when riding switch. The all-wood core is the lightest in the Roxy stable, making it easy to manoeuvre, and organic fibres help to dampen chatter when you’re riding over rough terrain.

“The all-wood core is the lightest in the Roxy stable, making it easy to manoeuvre”

That’s not the only eco-friendly aspect to this board – it’s a product of the famously green Mervin factory, after all. The production of the sidewalls and topsheet have as minimal an impact on the environment as possible, and several byproducts of the manufacturing process are recycled.

There’s no compromise in quality though. The Roxy Torah Bright measures up to one of the most demanding female riders on the planet, and anyone aspiring to ride like her should consider seeking out her pro model.

The graphics on the Roxy Torah Bright model were created by artist Corinne Weidmann; they really pop.

Tester’s Verdict

Tammy Estenmintsnowboarding.com

“This was by far one of my favourite boards I tested in 2017. It’s the type of board that makes you want to keep going until last lifts, no matter where you’re riding or what the conditions.

The Roxy Torah Bright has a fun, sprightly feel to it. It is full of pop to boost your amplitude and style, ‘brightening’ up your shred in the process.

“I’m a massive fan of the Magne-Traction, which makes this board hold an incredibly solid edge”

It’s super responsive, yet comfortably stable. I’m a massive fan of the Magne-Traction, which makes this board hold an incredibly solid edge when you’re cranking out your carves.

The Roxy Torah Bright is an awesome go-anywhere, do-anything type board, with an all-terrain freestyle shape. If you are a strong intermediate to advanced rider who wants to tackle everything in sight – from carving on the groomers, flying off side-hits, riding bottomless powder and boosting out of the pipe – this is the board for you.”

Trade Secrets

Barrett Christy – Head Of Women’s Product Design, Roxy

Like Torah herself, the Roxy Torah Bright snowboard blends championship performance and style. Torah’s influence is present throughout the Roxy brand in all categories; surfing with the team at Roxy Fitness events, and leading a stunningly accomplished global snow team from superpipes to the super steeps of AK.

Her Mervin-made Torah board has been under her feet for Olympic and X Games medal performances, and it’s the choice of her teammates for pipe, slopestyle and big air competitions. She has always been actively involved in our design process, fine-tuning her board each year to take her to new heights.

The new Torah model has a fresh all-terrain freestyle twin shape along with Mervin’s pinnacle technology. Magne-Traction gives it confident edge hold, and an aggressive camber hybrid contour adds pop and stability on any terrain.

The graphic by Corinne Weidmann is a custom creation, with Torah’s personal power beasts at the center of it all. Like all Mervin boards, the Torah Bright is hand crafted with Mervin-made Eco Construction in the USA.

The profile of the Roxy Torah Bright snowboard features Magne-Traction (wavy edges) for better grip, and a rockered section in the middle for slightly more forgiving turns.

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