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.)