Expert level freerider
Alex's rating of this snowboard:
Considering his boarders profile:
"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."
My favourite freeride snowboards:
1. Jones Carbon Flagship
2. Nitro Mountain
3. Jones Flagship
To all my reviews
Big powder line board
Flow's Solitude is a powder focussed freeride board. Back in the Flow snowboard assortment in 2016 from being left out for a couple of years. Especially if you are a good boarder that wants to make long turns and speed up in the backcountry, the Solitude is a good match. It floats fine in any amount of fresh snow. The Flow Solitude is not playful and that pays off when you ride the groomers. It demands effort to get it on the edge, from that moment it carves nicely on its edge. No playfulness, no forgivingness, but racing down the Solitude keeps its stability. All together a serious snowboard for advanced till expert boarders. Especially because it doesn't forgive and needs effort and skills to ride well. But then you have a great freeride board. And Flow build the Solitude such that you can sow it into a splitboard. I have no idea how many will do that, but it is a cool feature.
Prepare to spend energy
The Solitude demands that you spend that build-up adrenaline in your ride. It is a tough board and you'll only be rewarded when you treat it correct. I like boards like the Flow Solitude, put in energy and the reward is in G powers, surfy feeling in powder snow and speeding down at Mach2. As it is a big turn board and not playful at all, you don't want to take it through tight forests for example. That could be a bit more balanced for me personally. A 4 star rating from me.
Flow about the Solitude
"SIDE-COUNTRY AIRLINER WITH ALL-MOUNTAIN PERFORMANCE
The Solitude is an all-mountain directional board with a tapered shape for great control and ease of use in all conditions. The setback stance allows for effortless float in deep snow or allows you to let it loose on groomed runs. Find your Solitude in the Solitude.The Solitude 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.", says Flow.
Burton Flight Attendant: somewhat easier and more comfortable board .
Völkl Squad Prime: stiff and fast, officially a freestyler.
Rossignol XV Magtek: good float and stiffer, high level all-mountain board.
Freeride snowboard Flow Solitude 2017
"Float and surf at speed"
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