Sims Juice

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“A great all-around park board for big jumps and log jams, even mixing things up on side hits,” one tester wrote. The mid-level flex required extra effort to hold presses, but the Juice was damp enough to plow through hairy East Coast conditions, and most testers were stoked on its stability. “It doesn’t get all squirrely underfoot,” one said. Sims gave it Micro Camber, which has a mellow convex rise between the feet and rocks up just enough at the tips to help it float in fresh snow, but not so much that it negates the pop or washes out when touching down off-balance. Carbon fiber inserted under the outer edges of each foot amplifies rebound and absorbs chatter. One tester called it “nice and snappy, like my pet turtle,” and said it was fun to spring ollies and nollies off rolls, jumps, and into other tricks. The most acrobatic testers wanted more overall flex, both lengthwise and at the waist for quicker turn-ability and more pop, but those who frequently roam outside the park liked the mid-level flex. Although it didn’t turn as quickly or press as easily as some softer boards, another claimed it “hauled ass through long, sweeping turns.” On morning ice, the extra contact points created by differing depths of radial sidecut bit into slopes and dug edges in deep.

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

153 – 7.55 – 25.2
156 – 7.85 – 25.4
159 – 8.15 – 25.6
157W – 7.86 – 26.0
160W – 8.16 – 26.4

Flex: Mid

Camber: Micro Camber (Mellow camber between the tips with early rise between them.)

(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of
the board’s flex.)

(Sidecut Radius: Assuming a board 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: $520.00
Brand Name

Sims

Product Type
Style

Park

Gender

Mens

Length

1530, 1560, 1590, 1570X, 1600X.

Camber

Micro Camber (Traditional camber throughout with early rise in the nose and tail.)(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)(Sidecut

Sidecut

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

Manufacturers URL

http://www.simsnow.com

Rad-Bad

Tester Quote: “This board is killer. Rides intuitively, great responsive flex, tracks well through carves.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Guide Year

2017

Tester Quote: “This board is killer. Rides intuitively, great responsive flex, tracks well through carves.”

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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.