The Brainstorm stirred up a lot of expletives on the comment cards as our testers praised its design. "It holds an edge like an MF and can go fast and be stable AF," one said. "In my eyes this board was perfect," another concluded. "The flex was amazing whether jumping, turning, ripping, or rallying. It's super reactive and poppy," one more added. The board's complex blend of four different woods in the core, combined with two different fiberglasses along with carbon fiber and Kevlar materials make it light and mighty. This concoction of materials had more affirming: "The flex was amazing whether jumping, turning, ripping, rallying—everything. So super reactive and poppy!" And "I didn’t get that chatter that some boards got with rockered nose and tail. I love the camber profile for all-around riding, too." Its directional twin design and medium flex means it adapts well to riders with a freeride or freestyle mindset. "It's a good all-mountain board for fast riders, and the camber profile and flex pattern explodes out of turns," one tester acknowledged. Another concluded with, "This board charges with tons of power and stability. I felt confident on all of the terrain the mountain provided."
Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm)
151 – 7.9 – 24.7
154 – 8.0 – 24.8
157 – 8.1 – 25.0
159W – 8.1 – 25.9
160 – 8.3 – 25.2
163W – 8.3 – 26.3
Camber: Backseat Camrock—positive camber behind the rear inserts to mid front binding, then a larger rocker section in the nose than the tail.
(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.)