They say: True twin aggressive freestyle. We say: This is the board that carried Torah to her Olympic gold. Stiff, but offers insane edge hold for those good enough to handle it. Loads of pop, but the C2 rocker camber combo means its not so rigid that you can’t mess about on it. Tester says: Good all round board. Very stable when riding bigger jumps.
History lesson: Roxy has only been building boards for a few years, but has already made a considerable splash. The orignial women’s surf brand, it was founded as an offshoot of Quiksilver in 1990. It had already been producing technical outerwear for a few seasons when its parent company bought Mike Olson’s Mervin factory near Seattle. With access to the facilities where legendary snowboard lines Gnu and Lib Tech were built, Roxy decided to seize the opportunity to launch its own series of boards in 2003 – the first all-girls line ever built.
Ridden by: Well girls, obviously. But generally a particular kind of girl as well – the kind who can shred with the best of them but still takes care to match her lipstick with her gloves.
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