Forum Recon Snowboard (Men's)

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    Style: RECON 11

    The Forum Recon all-mountain snowboard for men will master every mission without depleting your funds. Featuring a twin-like shape and soft flex with a stiffer tail, the Recon offers a forgiving ride without sacrificing power and response. A full wood core with a camber profile delivers a lively ride that is packed pop.

    • Flex Rating: 4 (1= softest and 10=stiffest)
    • Shape: Twin-like
    • Design: All-Mountain for versatility
    • Camber: Traditional
    • Camber Profile promotes a powerful and lively ride with more edge contact on snow
    • Twin-Like Shape allows you to ride switch with ease and provides float, pop and control
    • Popular Core is lightweight, flexible, and delivers the predictable and poppy feel of a wood core
    • Biax Laminate provides a soft forgiving flex
    • FreeBase Base is durable, low-maintenance, easy to fix, and makes your graphics pop
    • Stiffer Tail provides more power and control

    Questions and Answers

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    Q:
    "How do I know what size board to buy. I am shopping for my son who is 5'4" and weighs about 110 lbs"
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    Question by jerry on 12/27/2010 - 6:56 pm
    A:
    "Based on the height, he could probably do a 140 to a 148cm board. If he is a beginner, go with the lower end of that, and the higher end would be if he has some experience."
    Answer by Kendall (Peter Glenn Staff) on 2/12/2011 - 1:54 pm
    Q:
    "Hi, i am about 5'4 inches, and I weigh about 130lbs, would tis board work for me? I also want to see if this board would be good for terrain parks. And I've had some experience snowboarding. I'm somewhat good at it too"
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    Question by Jaime on 10/9/2011 - 2:41 pm
    A:
    "I would recommend a size 149. This board is very versatile and can be used for all-mountain or even some freestyle boarding!"
    Answer by Sarah (Peter Glenn Staff) on 10/10/2011 - 1:54 pm
    Q:
    "im 5'11" and 180 pounds, what would you suggest?"
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    Question by oakely on 10/18/2011 - 9:52 pm
    A:
    "There are a couple of different factors that determine the size of the board that you need. Using the generic estimates I would recommend a size 160. But that could vary depending on your experience and riding style. "
    Answer by Sarah (Peter Glenn Staff) on 10/19/2011 - 11:18 am
    Q:
    "I'm 5'8" an weigh about 125 lbs. I just recently started boarding and am in love with it, but I'm not the best on the mountain. Is this board right for me?"
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    Question by Hank on 2/23/2012 - 4:20 pm
    A:
    "This board has a pretty soft flex so this will be easy to control the board but its really responsive so you can definitely have fun with it. This is an all mountain board that you can take and explore everywhere which is great for a beginner rider."
    Answer by Ashley (Peter Glenn Staff) on 2/23/2012 - 4:50 pm
    Q:
    "What number does 1-10 (Soft and Stiff) mean? I am a beginner snowboarder. What should I buy??? Thanks "
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    Question by Henry on 3/30/2012 - 5:53 pm
    A:
    "A flex rating tells you how bendable the board is. As a beginner, you are good to go with this board which has a flex of 4. This means that it is softer so it's going to be easier to maneuver. You can also check out our selection of Freestyle snowboards which are good choices for beginners."
    Answer by Martha (Peter Glenn Staff) on 4/2/2012 - 11:33 am

    User Reviews

    Average Customer Rating: 4/5 (1 customer reviews)
    4
    Great for everything but rails   Rated: 4/5
    4

    I own a Recon 158 and think it's a great board. I'm 5'11 and about 185. I've owned mine for 3 seasons now and am happy to say it's held up to a lot of abuse. The things I like about the Recon is that it's very durable, does great on boxes, is sweet for carving (great sidecut and turn initiation), handles ice/crud snow admirably, and has a good deal of pop. It's kinda stiff out of the box, but breaks in after some hard riding. It's also a slightly wider board, so it can accommodate bigger feet without any drag. The base could be faster, but it's the only extruded base I've tried. I've had an easier time pressing with other boards, and it doesn't seem to like rails. Other boards feel steadier and more locked in on a rail. However, as a progression board, I think it's great. Also riding switch feels really natural on this board. Overall I would recommend this to friends (many have borrowed mine). Not too expensive and really sturdy. Great on the mountain, great with Jumps, great with boxes, ok with presses, meh with rails.

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