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Review: 2012 Venture Helix

Oct 7, 2011

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

Size Tested: 154cmVenture Helix 2011 2012 snowboard review snowboard canada Grade Eh Board tests

Conditions and Terrain: Park

Camber: Rocker tips, flat middle

Core: Wood – Poplar/Ash Composite

Base: Sintered

Shape: Twin Tip

Available Sizes:

Local Shop Price: $584.99

While many brands focus their attention on making freestyle boards for sculpted and specially formed parks, Venture sticks to their big mountain roots and has created a freestyle board, the Helix-R, that’s made for just that – big riding. It’s a true twin shape with a flat to rocker design so you know it’ll handle all the man-made stuff. But the venture has the cojones to embrace explosive mountain freestyle riding with high-speed stability and hold.

Smaller riders will likely find the Helix to be too much board, but for those who salivate for bigger faster freestyle lines this is your stick. It even comes with a splitboard option for the true freestyle adventurers.

 

WHAT THE SBC TESTERS ARE SAYING:

Stable · Good pop · Good edge hold · Good Float ·

“This 54 actually held my massive 6’2” 185 lbs frame so I liked it. Stable and held an edge.”

Smaller riders will need to work it ·

“For someone of smaller stature it would be a bit of rigid tank.”

 

Cool Tech Features

-       Composite Wood Poplar/Ash Core

-       Quadratic Sidecut

-       Rocker – Flat Shape

-       Hand Made

 

 

For more information on the tech features used in the Venture Helix, GO HERE

Check out the other PARK BOARDS we tested HERE

 

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

   Red Mountan, B.C.           


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