Lobster Sender

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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: Soft/Medium

Camber: Traditional

(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.)

Price: $530.00
Brand Name

Lobster

Product Type
Style

Park

Gender

Mens

Length

156, 157, 159W, 162W

Flex

Sorf-Medium

Sidecut

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm)

Manufacturers URL

http://www.lobstersnowboards.com

Rad-Bad

Tester Quote: “I liked how solid and stable the board felt underfoot. This is the right weapon for scary-big jumps.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Guide Year

2017

Tester Quote: “I liked how solid and stable the board felt underfoot. This is the right weapon for scary-big jumps.”

Good Wood 2017 Presented by evo.com

With hundreds of snowboards out there, how do you pick the best deck perfectly suited to the way you ride? Drop into our 2016-2017 Good Wood Board Test for the winning snowboards of the season. Our 30 unique testers spent eight days riding and rating more than 300 boards at Carinthia Parks of Mount Snow, Vermont, and the pistes and glades of Aspen Mountain, Colorado, and came to the consensus that these are the best boards. Each tester rides differently, so there's something to be said when a board stokes all who tried it. We’ve done away with the old price groupings and instead highlighted the two top-scoring boards in each category with the lowest prices and awarded them “Bang for your Buck” badges of approval. Now in its 18th year, our TransWorld SNOWboarding Good Wood test is the longest running and most prestigious board test on the planet.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after shredding laps on each board, our testers input scores for different characteristics that measure each deck on a sliding scale. The Park and All-Mountain scorecards each have different criteria to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of each snowboard. We don't cut the boards open and examine the details, but the crew may have broken a deck or two… Go on, dive into the results and see all the winners.