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Roxy XOXO 2016-2017 Snowboard Review

The Details:

Usually when you see a pro model, it’s been designed to handle the insane forces that a snowboarding superstar puts their stick through on a winning competition run, or filming mission. Not so with the Roxy XOXO; while it’s been designed by Torah Bright, you don’t need to be a harbinger of Antipodean awesomeness to ride it.

Like nearly all boards manufactured at the Mervin factory, the Roxy XOXO features a combo profile that has rocker between the feet that turns to camber as you go out towards each end. The upward bends are not too severe, so those still relatively new to snowboarding will get away with a lot more than they would with higher-end Roxy boards.

Once you get it going, however, it’s got plenty to offer; the asymmetric design, where the heel edge sidecut is shorter and deeper than the other, makes carving and cruising the groomers a joy. The flex is soft enough to let you cut loose with butters on the piste and presses on the park features, although you might want to save the bigger kickers for your next stick.

More seasoned riders can seek out Torah’s full-on pro model that bears her name, but for intermediates looking to raise their game, the Roxy XOXO is the smart choice.

Tester’s Verdict

Hannah Bailey – neonstash.com

“While this isn’t the most advanced Roxy board, it’s still looking for someone with a bit of experience. It’s a little bit stiffer but still feels light.

I never want to feel weighed down by my snowboard but at the same time I want to progress my riding. The XOXO pushes you to be a better rider whilst keeping you safe!”

“The XOXO pushes you to be a better rider whilst keeping you safe!”

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