Our testers aren’t trying to confuse y’all, but they picked the M3 Sidewall 158 as yet another board that you can strap into and have fun on in any kind of terrain. Not a jib-specific board, nor a pure freeriding gun, this board has skills for big jumps, handrails, backcountry lines, and good old-fashioned face shots.

With a flex profile in the middle of the range, Durst thought that the Sidewall 158 was stiff enough to land big jumps, but not too stiff to just cruise around the mountain on a lazy, buttery afternoon. Kramer backs him up: “You can toss this thing around.”

A directional shape with a twin-tip flex pattern, the Sidewall 158 also features a tip-to-tail woodcore and a tight radial sidecut. Low nose and tail heights make for some fun surfing when it dumps a couple feet of the light stuff. As is obvious in the name, this board is built with slantwall construction¿a first-ever trick from M3.specs
Length (cm): 158
Effective edge (cm): 125
Sidecut Radius (m): 8.33
Waist Width (cm): 25.1
Price: $450

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