I learned how to snowboard last winter on a visit to Colorado, bought a bunch of gear off of craigslist and thought all was good. I ended up moving to Colorado this winter and was excited to keep learning. My board had other plans. I bought a gently used rocker board with magne-traction at the advice of many around me. After weeks of slamming myself into the ground, I decided snowboarding wasn't for me.
That is, until I made a horrible financial decision and purchased the SHE-W. BEST IDEA EVER. Snowboarding is fun as hell, I'm cruising down blacks with confidence and learned how to butter 360 the third time I rode it. Magne traction made me terrified of my edges, down right petrified of cat tracks and only willing to ride on powder days. One minute I thought I had it, the next I caught an edge and slammed. No more! As a beginner, I was told I wouldn't know the difference between boards and even went into my local shop to discuss the problems I was having with my previous board to which the guy responded... "you just need to practice." Thanks, bro- I knew that.
Point is, the SHE-W has me cruising with confidence all while laughing and smiling down the mountain. Cruises well in powder and makes the hard pack days way more fun. Not to mention the board makes me look like a total badass! I'm in love!!! Thanks so much Bataleon!!!!