With nine boards to the test in the 2017 edition ofThe Blackboard Experiment, we tapped Aussie pipe phenom,Scotty James, to put the collection of blank snowboards through the paces. Just as Sage Kotsenburg before him, Scotty doesn't have a board sponsor, so he can ride anything he wants. The two-time Olympian has medaled atX Games and the US Open, and possesses an innate edge control honed from years riding transition and lapping his home parks of Perisher.
Once again partnering withMammoth Mountainwe had Scotty test out all nine anonymous park boards, rating them in four categories over five days. The scores were tallied at the end in jibbing, jumping, transition, and carving to determine which deck stood out in each category, as well as the overall park destroyer.
BOARD 8: NEVER SUMMER SHAPER TWIN
Model Length Tested:156
Camber:Hybrid, Fusion Rocker Camber
Core:NS SuperLight Wood Core
Base:Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base