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Atomic Tika Good First Snowboard

Reviewing: Atomic Tika 139  |  Rating:
By joojifish on
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No complaints here. This is the second snowboard I've purchased, but I really consider it my first board. My first purchase was a Salomon from REI, which was too long for me to feel comfortable on (it was a 143 cm model, if I remember correctly). I'm only about 5 feet tall and a novice at snowboarding. My Tika board, which is 139cm long, felt more manageable than the Salomon from the start. Length aside, the board is reasonably stiff, which gives me a better sense of stability. I was able to learn front-edge turns on this board, though that's about as far as I've gone. I am still very much a beginning snowboarder and have not put this board through major paces yet. That said, the Tika has held up well so far and should be suitable for my forseeable skill level, even if it improves a fair amount (haha!), over the next several seasons.