2011 Stepchild Jibstick Snowboard Review
This is the Transworld Good Wood Snowboard Winner, the Stepchild Jibstick. This is a reverse camber park and rail This reverse camber profile board comes in three different rocker options: a 4mm rise, which comes in a 143 and a 148, a 6mm rise that comes in a 153, and 8mm rise that comes in the 156.
The true twin shape is going to have the same shaped nose and tail, the same flex patters on the nose and tail with a centered stance. Stepchild uses Trojan Rubber sidewalls are going to be great for dampening, and it’s going to absorb a little bit of the impact that you may have if you ding a rail. One of my favorite features about the Jibstick is the Armadillo fiberglass plate that it has over the top of the inserts. It’s a diamond shape that adds a little bit more structural integrity right over the inserts and underneath your bindings.
The Kicker II poplar wood core runs from tip to tail. It has reinforced beechwood that runs on the rails in three different strips. The Quadrax glass runs in four different directions, of course, at 90 degrees, at 0 degrees, at -30 degrees and at +30 degrees. The radial sidecut radius is going to keep you at a smooth, consistent edge both on the entrance and the exit of turns, and the silk screened base that comes “Soft Belt” sanded that’s going to be fast all season long. Another great thing about this Stepchild is that it’s factory waxed by OneBallJay. The Non Stick UV Lacquer finish will give it a nice, clean shine. Yes, your die-cut stickers are going to stick to this board, but the snow is not. That’s right. Stepchild Jibstick Snowboard, Transworld Good Wood Award Winner. If you like jumps, if you like jibs, and you like the park, this is going to be a great board for you to have. Just look at their Stepchild Snowboard Team, of course it’s going to be sick.