Testers described the Sender as “more of a freeride board that slays park,” and “great for all-mountain freestyle.” Although softer flex would allow for more pressability and flexing into big ollies and nollies, all agreed it was designed well for its intended purpose: aggressive riding and big hits. One said the quick rebound and tight sidecut made it super fun and playful, calling it “an overall killer ride. It was a little stiff at the waist for buttering and jibbing, but held a killer edge on everything.” Another described the Triple Base Technology (same as Bataleon’s 3BT) combined with the camber profile and flex pattern as the best 3BT board he’s ever ridden. He liked the “stiff, aggressive feel with a very responsive flex,” saying it fell “more on the jumping side of park riding,” versus jibbing. It powered through chop, wanted to go fast, and had strong pop. Carbon stringers in the twin nose and tail improve snap while camber between the feet adds stability and the gradual transition to rockered tips makes edge-to-edge transitions smooth. The robust build felt burlier than most boards tested, and although the weight was said to slow down spins, it was called “the perfect park weapon for big jump days,” and testers over 5’10” appreciated the extra support when landing hard and bouncing through bumps. The big guys were also stoked Lobster made wide waist widths, which negated toe/heel drag.
Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm)
155 – 7.75 – 25.1
157 – 7.85 – 25.3
159W – 7.95 – 26.5
162W – 8.05 – 26.7
(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)
(Sidecut Radius: If you arced the tightest turn possible to make a complete circle, the sidecut radius would be the distance between the direct center of that circle and its rim, in meters. A board with a deeper sidecut would have a smaller radius and would generally make tighter turns. As the radius number increases, a board can be expected to make wider turns. Multiple numbers on the same length board means the radius is blended.)