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Flow Maverick

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Flow Maverick 2017 freeride snowboard test, Austria

Dimensions:

Length (cm): 160, 164, 169
Waist width (mm): 254, 258, 262


Characteristics:

Terrain: 30% piste - 70% off-piste
Discipline: freeride
Snowboard level: advanced+ - expert
Stability: very good
Floatation: very good
Character: thrash crud and powder

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Alex's review: Expert freerider

Expert level freerider
Alex's rating of this snowboard:

4.5 stars


Considering his boarders profile:

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Reviewer Alex

"Easy float, let me hike, surf and play any terrain. I don't like a powder board to be too flexible, because I want to lay some trenches on the groomers too. When the snow starts falling in the evening, I get happily nervous for the next day."

 SkillsLevel 13
 FitnessLevel 12
 SpeedLevel 13
 Length:181 cm
 Weight:77 kg

 


My favourite freeride snowboards:

 

1. Jones Carbon FlagshipFreeride snowboard Jones Carbon Flagship

 

2. Nitro MountainFreeride snowboard Nitro Mountain 2017

 

3. Jones FlagshipFreeride snowboard Jones Flagship 2017

 

To all my reviews

 

Long turns in powder and on piste


Flow Maverick (160) is a freeride board I was able to test in fantastic snowconditions. Both on and off-piste I could charge hard and test the behavior of the Maverick perfectly. At 160cm it was a bit on the short size for me, but still long enough to slay powder in long turns. The stability is very good which gives confidence to go faster and faster. For me the Flow Maverick is a good long turn freerider with as a bonus fine carving skills on piste. Not for the short turning and switching you want in a forest, but in open terrain I would take it anywhere. Combined with the good floatation, the Maverick is a 4.5 star freeride board for me.

Good pop and damping

The Maverick is nicely balanced snowboard. With a nice pop and damping it feels home in most circumstances on the feet of better boarders. Although the Flow Maverick is not extremele stiff, it does demand the rider to put energy in. Your reward is clear, thrash the crud, powder and piste on a stable ride. Without extremes, the Maverick is a balanced freeride snowboard to me. The torsional stifness is fine enough for nice edge hold when carving on piste. With the stability the Maverick has I really liked to speed up. In powder that speed makes it feel so good as you can surf down in any amount of powder.

Flow about the Maverick

"LUXURY FINISH BLENDED WITH SOUL SURFING POWDER PERFORMANCE

"The boards of choice for backcountry heroes like Mike Basich and Shin Biyajima. This directional powerhouse is stiff, responsive and has a tapered shape for the ultimate all-mountain sessions. The camber profile holds an edge and supplies plenty of power and response in all conditions. The Maverick features our PREMIUM KUSH-CONTROL technology that consists of 3 unique urethane features strategically placed in the base, sidewall and topsheet to create the smoothest and strongest boards on the hill. Three-phase S-Camber with a floating rockered nose for powder. Traditional setback camber under the feet and flat between the bindings for added grip on ice and better float in the pow. Pow-Cam delivers the ultimate powder experience and carving performance.", says Flow.

Related snowboards

Burton Flight Attendant: for a relaxed ride instead of power all the way.
Flow Solitude: easier to ride, more forgiving.
Rossignol XV Magtek: good float, high level all-mountain board with focus on freeriding.

 

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Comments  
# Eric 2017-03-14 18:53
Hi Alex,

I wanted to let you know that I have ridden the 15/16 version of the Maverick for more than 30 days in Mammoth and Snowbird and I am very impressed with this board. It is excellent in the powder and chopped up crud. On hard pack It just wants to go fast and lay down turns. The base is bullet proof. I hit a couple of rocks and tree branches buried under the snow in which I thought for sure I would need to make a repair and all I found was some minor scratches that a new wax job couldn't handle. I find that it is not as stiff as the Jones Flagship or Rossignol XV, but I enjoy this more in the bumps, trees and in situations where I need to make quick turns. The only place I find where it is not as secure as to the previous mentioned boards is on steep wind blown hard park or ice. But then again that is not unusual. I just had to ride a bit more conservative in these situations. I am thrilled with the Maverick, I find it is more versatile than the Flagship or XV and would not hesitate to make the same purchase.
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