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Review: 2012 Venture Zephyr

Oct 6, 2011

Author: Richard Hillier, with files from the SBC Grade EH Testers

Size Tested: 159cmVenture Zephyr 2011 2012 snowboard review snowboard canada Grade Eh Board tests

Conditions and Terrain: Powder, Groomers, Chunder, Drops, Trees

Camber: Rocker on the out, Flat on the in.

Core: Poplar-Ash Composite – Handmade

Base: Sintered

Shape: Directional, Tapered

Available Sizes: 150, 154, 155, 159, 160, 163, 164, 165, 168, 169

Local Shop Price: $585.95

Venture has been around for just over ten years, constructing boards by hand in Silverton Colorado that are designed to ridden everywhere and over anything. A solid construction results in a board produces good pop for bouncing out of the powder with a stiffness that’ll keep your turns consistent. And it’s that specific stiffness and shape that cause this board to be a big mountain powerhouse rather than a park slayer.

Bigger, stronger riders will get more out of this board. If you know you spend your time exploring and pride yourself in using products that are designed and produced by hand and not machine, the Venture Zephyr may be what you’re looking for.

 

WHAT THE SBC TESTERS ARE SAYING:

Good landings, good float, stable, good edge hold ·

“A decent ollie in this board with good stability at higher speeds.”

On the heavy side, turning will take some getting used to ·

“Definitely more geared towards powder freeriding than freestyle.”

Cool Tech Features:

-       ­Also available as a split board

-       Handmade wood composite core

-       Quadratic Sidecut

-       Made in the CO, USA

 

For more information on the tech features in the Venture Zephyr GO HERE 

Check out the other all-mountain freestyle boards we tested HERE

 

Snowboard Canada's GRADE EH Board Award tests took place at:

   Red Mountan, B.C.           


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