Pow Sticks Week – Day Six – SNOW AND ROCK

With stores across the country and a healthy web presence, Snow and Rock are one the biggest winter retailers in the country. Here we talk to Sam Clark about his favourite gear

BURTON FLIGHT ATTENDANT £405

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‘If I had to choose one board and had no idea what the conditions were going to be like when I went away, the Burton Flight Attendant would be my ride! Burton have done great work with the geometry – It’s cambered under foot with a big spooney nose. Edge-to-edge the board rides like a really nimble true twin, then when you get it fully on edge the big nose engages and rails turns. It rips on hardpack but then sits up and surfs as soon as you take it away from the piste or hammer through late season slush’

32 SESSION £260

 

screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-12-09-12‘I’ve ridden the 32 Lashed for years; it has a great flex that is soft enough for playing around yet supportive when you want to charge. The Session is based on the same boot, but the BOA ankle harness makes it even more versatile. I found I could wind it in at the top of the run to really hold my  foot back and firm the ride up, yet when we hit powder and started messing around on softer boards, just popping the boa and loosening the tongue off gave a much more surfy and playful feel’

UNION FORCE £185

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The Force has been a staple in the Union and Snow+Rock line up, but the latest updates and overall finishing have just been finessed. The new Sonicfuse straps trickling down from the higher end models are the most comfortable straps I’ve used from Union, and all white is all right by me!’

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