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The 2019 United Shapes Deep Reach Snowboard Review

Board: United Shapes Deep Reach

Size: 159

Camber Option: Mellow camber with a lifted nose. AKA directional cam rocker.

Bindings: K2 Indy

Stance: 21.5 18 Negative 15 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis

My Weight: 195lb

Resort: Copper Mountain

Conditions: Bluebird skies, colder temps, knee deep pow, and perfectly groomed corduroy on the runs.

Flex: This board has a true middle of the road directional flex. This makes it versatile for any terrain in front of it. You get a softer nose then stiffening up through the middle to the tail. There’s a fair amount of torsional flex but not enough that you will be over powering or over-steering the board.

Stability: This board is super stable. The first thing you notice when you pick it up is how heavy it actually is, which is a surprise knowing how it’s designed. This helps with the stability. While it is a damp ride it’s not dead. This makes it more playful in variable terrain. Never once did I get bucked around with this board and it plows through chunder with ease.

Ollies/Pop: Having traditional camber really helps this board pop. Load it up and you’re golden. It snaps with ease and never takes any real set up.

Butterability: That nose is so much fun to lock into a butter with especially in fresh snow. This board just plays around with minimal effort. You do have to find the sweet spot and make sure you’re out over the tip to really get it to lock in. The tail while stiffer can still do some fun little slappies and gets sideways with ease.

Carving: This sidecut is dialed. It rails turns and feels locked in. Short tight quick set up turns really let you drive this board. While long drawn out carves let you send it hard through the arc with ease. Overall if you like carving, you’ll like this board.

Rider in Mind: Someone that’s going to carve a groomer, send a sidehit, and slash the shit out of some pow.

Personal Thoughts: If you don’t know Copper or how wind impacts the way the snow falls you might have a bad time, I don’t have that issue. So getting into the goods of knee deep snow this board board was super fun. It slashed with the best of them. Then taking it through tight trees off and off natural hits it held its own. This board is playful where you want it but smooth and stable where you need it. United Shapes has a good thing going and this board fits the bill perfectly for those looking to explore and expand their horizons.

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United Shapes Pioneer 2018 Review by The Good Ride

The United Shape Pioneer is in the same family as the Explorer series but has its own personality compared to the Deep Reach (Explorer Family member) I tried.  Even though it’s smaller it feels like it has a stiffer more freeride appropriate flex and locked in a kind of pointy feel on snow. A big thanks to Gravity Sports at Mt. Bachelor for letting me borrow this.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.

Size: 156
Days:   1
Conditions:  A wet Spring afternoon
Riders:James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles
Bindings:Union Atlas,
Set Up
: 22.5” a little wide of reference stance 15 front -6 back

Here is a look of the Camber Profile of the US Pioneer

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Also if you set this all the way back you can get a 22″ wide stance width with 11″ back on board if you use the setback inserts.  The one thing is you can’t do this with mini disc bindings.  You can only use normal discs as I have with the Union Atlas. That is a massive set back so combining that with the taper, early rise rocker and big nose you will have a really good float in powder.

 

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United Shapes Pioneer 2018 Snowboard Review
Jan 28, 2020 by Mathieu Dumontier

Ability Level: Advanced • 

Riding Style: Freeride - style - fun - jumping • 

Days You Ride A Year: 100 • 

Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 5'10'', 9.5, United Shapes Explorer 156 with Fix Magnum 

Hi there,

I just agree with everything you said on that United Shapes Explorer review. I've been riding since 89 and this is the best board i've rode so far. Like you mention on the review i really got that pointy feel ride which is amazing in my opinion. It really makes me ride like i want it to be (does that make any sense?)..

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Mathieu

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5.05.011Hi there, I just agree with everything you said on that United Shapes Explorer review. I've been riding since 89 and this is the best board i've rode so far. Like you mention oUnited Shapes Pioneer 2018 Snowboard Review

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The 2018 United Shapes Pioneer Snowboard Review

Board: United Shapes Pioneer

Size: 156

Camber Option: US Positive Camber Profile – Positive camber and an early rise nose in order to optimize response and superior float in all conditions.

Bindings: K2 Indy

Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 195

Resort: Copper Mountain

Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies with spots of fresh snow ranging from 5 inches to a foot. Warmer temps, sometimes snow falling when the clouds rolled back in.

Flex: This board was playful and lively giving it about a middle of the road flex. There’s a fair amount of torsional flex that really lets you steer this board. The tips have an abundance of flex in them which makes them fun to press into.

Stability: This board was actually real stable. Riding through heavy chop and chunder it never buckled or caused me to wash out. Micro vibrations from the rocker in the nose don’t resonate back under foot and while this board is lively it isn’t dead and damp.

Ollies: The snap is there and you’ll notice that you do have to push into the camber of this board to get it to pop.

Pop On Jumps: It handled the powder park jumps I sent it on with ease and could definitely handle bigger features than what I was riding, but it was a powder day after all.

Butterability: The tips on this board are so playful and with it having setback you can really utilize that to your advantage as you get your weight over the nose and press into the rocker. It locks in well and you control how long you want to hold it. There’s a little bit of snap, but not enough to overwhelm you or cause you to have to fight it.

Jibbing: This board actually locked into presses and slides when I was cutting through the park. It was versatile and did what it needed to do, even if it was set back and had an oldschool shape to it.

Carving: The sidecut rips. You can set it on edge and never worry about it not keeping the line you want. This is a board that when you’re driving it you can manipulate it into long drawn out carves or tight quick ones. This board is built for turning.

Rider in Mind: Someone that is willing to buck normal conventions and ride the whole mountain on a setback unique shaped board.

Personal Thoughts: It was a pow day. I slashed so much pow with it! Which doesn’t suck for testing. But getting into moguls and rutted out chunder I could point it and not feel like I was going to die. It did the job well and this board was a blast for riding all over.

Comparable Boards: Dinosaurs Will Die Wizard Stick, Gnu Spam, Rome Blur

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