After a 10+ year break from riding, it’s a whole new world with new school race shapes, titanal, blunt noses and new brands. After looking at what was available, in the end I went with a Sigi Grabner 180 titanal GS board; my plan was to buy an easy to manage length with decent width for GS style turns and freeriding.
The performance of this board is a revelation. It has edge hold way beyond what you would expect, it turns effortlessly and more than a few times I had to actually laugh out loud while riding in Furano, Japan, at just how easy it is to make this board carve. While it must be a beast on the race course (and with some help from Kajima and the team from Furano International Snowsports School next season maybe I’ll find out) for freeriding around the mountain this board has all the benefits of a 185, with the agility of a shorter board. Just be careful, it’s easy to end up riding way faster than you planned with such a stable and forgiving platform!
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