The RVL8 104cm Sticky Icky Icky skiboards took the skiboarding world by storm in 2016. The rave revues came in all season with a long list of happy customers spanning all age and experience ranges. The Sticky Icky Icky takes its cues from the RVL8 Spliff but is geared more toward riders who unfortunately are facing less powder in their skiboarding adventures. It’s more narrow than the Spliff with a width profile of 13.0/10.6/13.0cm vs. the Spliff’s 15.5/13.0/15.5cm profile. It also has a little less camber and rocker making it ideal for hard pack and variable conditions. The 2mm by 80cm static rocker is just enough to help you plow through any crud or small powder stashes but not enough to cause you to sacrifice hard pack and icy terrain performance. A new design feature never before seen on a pair of skiboards over 101cm is an extra set of inserts designed specifically to allow you to set back your Spruce risers for when you find yourself in the lucky situation of an overnight 3 foot powder dump and need some help keeping your tips up. Thanks goes to Jason Roussel and the Forum for this feature. (Unfortunately, do to liability concerns, the inserts are only designed to allow the releasable Spruce riser system to be set back, the extra inserts are not compatible with non-release bindings. See the 101cm RVL8 KTP or the 100cm BluntXL which have this feature). The new 2021 RVL8 Sticky Icky Icky graphic was inspired by Dre Garcia and finalized by RVL8 designer Martin Azevedo.
Here are the first comments from RVL8 prototype skiboard tester Dave Stevens
– “Sticky Icky Icky First Impressions”
Here are comments from our forum members regarding the SII – 2017 Ickys – And So It Begins
Minimum rider height for best performance with:
Non release bindings is 5’7″ (175.26cm)
Release bindings is 5’3″ (162.56cm)
Width profile –13.0/10.6/13.0cm
Rocker profile – 2mm/8cm tip/tail
No setback: use 4×4 inserts
3cm setback: use 4×10 inserts
All RVL8 skiboards feature the best ingredients available:
- 4×4 and 4×10 inserts (4×10 inserts allow 3cm setback; Spruce risers only), Note: As of 2022 the inserts have been changed to 4×4+2 so all 4×4 bindings can be set back.
- ABS Sidewalls
- Signature RVL8 Blunt Tips and TailsTip to Tail Dual Carbon Fiber Beams
- Stainless Steel 4cm x 4cm Binding Inserts
- Laminated Poplar Wood Core
- ISOSPEED Sintered 7500 Race Base
- 2 layers of Bi-Axial Fiberglass
- Full Perimeter Rockwell 48 Steel Edges
- Rubber Foil Dampening
- Dye Sublimated Topsheet
- Silkscreened Base Graphics
- Full 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
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Mikey Hoffman –
These boards are so much fun. At the 104cm length they have the stability and maneuverability mixed with the speed that anyone could ever want. They can go from groomers to freshies without blinking! For me, it was like skating on top of the snow.
Paul John –
I have owned the Ickys for three seasons now, and they are quite simply the ultimate skiboard when it comes to recreational/resort riding. They are long enough to give you a stable platform at speed, but short enough to be quick and nimble to turn. They are stiff enough to hold an edge on hardpack, but soft enough to give you a smooth ride. The camber gives you plenty of pop, whilst the rocker makes turn initiation quick and easy. There is enough surface area for about a foot of powder, which is also helped when using the set back option. These boards are easy to ride and just plain fun. In my opinion, they are the closest we have come to a one board quiver. If you are ready to get off the groomers and go exploring in the trees, bumps and steeps, these are the boards for you.
Roussel (verified owner) –
Mellow and playful is how I’d describe the Stick Icky Icky skiboards. Playful on groomed runs, buttering, spinning, slashing banks and ground tricks are a breeze. Put pressure on the edge or pick up speed and get that full 104cm length down in the snow and the SIIs hold an edge surprisingly well when carving, with the early rise giving confidence over crud and uneven snow. Would recommend these for east coasters looking for versatile groomer oriented skiboards, park rats who want to spin and butter all over the place, and smaller, lighter riders looking for >100cm skiboards with effortless turns.