Sims Blade

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The Blade from Sims cut right to the top with its modern-meets-vintage melding of design and traditional camber. “The perfect rendition of a classic, pure camber, all-mountain ripper,” one tester declared. As an American-crafted, directional, all-mountain board with a slightly retro shape made current with cutting-edge materials means this board transcends generations and can stand the test of time. “This thing is a rocket. It really hugs the ground and hauls with a stiffer flex and really damp ride,” another assured. The damp feel and stiffer flex stems from a bundle of carbon fiber stringers in the tip and tail to maintain edge hold and pop, while layers of dampening material dissipate chatter. Others found it confidence boosting by claiming, “The torsional flex and tip-to-tail stiffness allowed you to absolutely lace into every turn in almost any condition. I would feel more than confident taking the board anywhere on the mountain including the steeps, trees bumps, park, and pipe.” Others applauded its power saying, “This board f—kin’ rails! It’s stiff, but it works so good.” For those looking to lay down some mean carves and cut through any terrain and condition, consider the Blade.

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

155 – 7.85– 25.3
158 – 8.11 – 25.5
159W – 8.4 – 25.7
161 – 8.1 – 26.4
162W – 8.43 – 26.7

Flex: Mid Firm

Camber: Traditional camber throughout with a small rocker section in the nose.

(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

Sims

Product Type
Style

All Mountain

Gender

Mens

Length

155, 158, 161, 159W, 162W

Camber

Traditional camber throughout with a small rocker section in the nose.(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)(Sidecut Radius: If y

Flex

Mid Firm

Sidecut

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm) 155 – 7.85– 25.3 158 – 8.11 – 25.5 159W – 8.4 – 25.7 161 – 8.1 – 26.4 162W – 8.43 – 26.7

Manufacturers URL

http://www.simsnow.com

Rad-Bad

Tester Quote: “Cool, old-school shape that doesn’t detract from performance. Good pop, quick base. Great running through all the gears, low to high speed.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Guide Year

2017

Tester Quote: “Cool, old-school shape that doesn't detract from performance. Good pop, quick base. Great running through all the gears, low to high speed.”

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.