Donek Snowboard Review Part 1.
Alright, MY Donek Snowboard Review. Before going into the specs, I HAVE to start
with this. This is my Dream board. I LOVE this board, and it IS my favorite board ever
so far. But, YOU probably really don’t want the exact same board I ride. To be completely
honest, most people would STRUGGLE riding a board with the specs the I asked for. I’ve
worked my way up with customized boards going wider, and wider, and if you instantly jumped
up to the width I use, I doubt you would instantly like it.
That said, that is exactly why I’m riding on Donek snowboards now, and completely endorsing
what they do, and how their boards ride. So what do they do? They build snowboards
that are truly customized to fit you, and how you want to ride.
Shape, Length, Width, Sidecut Radius, Flex, core materials, topsheep materials, even topsheet
and base graphics including die-cuts. Anything you want, this is what they do. They specialize
in building premium boards that are to the exact specs that you want.
So what did I want? Here it is. A twin snowboard, with a centered stance.
160cm in length 30.5 cm waist
8.7 meter sidecut radius Carbonium topsheet.
A flex that is Stiff enough to feel stable at high speeds, but playful enough for my
buttering type tricks. And I wanted the Next Level logo I use for
these videos, right in a die-cut base, and on the topsheet.
After riding this board the past couple weeks, I truly give it a 10/10. They built exactly
what I wanted. But again, YOU don’t want my specs. But
that’s why Donek snowboards is rad. Just how they built this board to fit me, and they
way I ride, and want to ride, they will custom build you a board to fit properly with the
way you ride, and want to ride. So yeah, when you’re looking at boards next,
definitely check out Donek.com and learn more about how they can build a custom board for
you. For my own sanity, I have to break this review
up into a couple parts, because I want to go into a lot more depth with why I chose
some of the specs that I chose. If I try to make all of that now, and fit em in this video,
It’ll be a headache, rather than a pleasure for me to make, and for you to watch.
But before we go, lets address the elephant in the room.
I am using a 30.5 cm waist board. This is substantially different than anything you’ll
find on the market. OR THAT YOU WOULD EVEN WANT FOR YOUR FIRST FREESTLYLE CARVING board.
Over the years, As my turns got better and better, I’d boot out, digging my toes and
heels into the snow, AND fall, more and more. That’s pretty crappy, you get better, but
fall more as a result of it!? So I went to riding wide boards, and right
now, what is considered a “wide board”, isn’t close to wide enough to really get
carving deep on both your toeside and heelside if you are using traditional freestyle stance
angles such as +15,-15 for myself. Thus I started having custom boards made that
were wider yet, and it completely made it better and better with how I was wanting to
ride. Basically, I went from an ‘off –the-shelf’ wide of 25.8, to a custom built 27.7, then
to a 29.0, and now a 30.5 cm waist. This is with wearing size 8.5 boots and using medium
bindings. As my snowboarding has progressed and changed,
there literally isn’t a single board on the market that even closely resembles what
I want. So yeah, that’s why I’m completely loving Donek Snowboards, and their specialized
capabilities to make the exact board that YOU want.
Check them out at Donek.com Please subscribe to see more of my upcoming
videos, Thanks, for watching, and happy shredding!