Revel8 Revolt “Flow” 105cm Skiboards
The most popular Revel8 model, the Revolt, is back for 2009 with two new graphics. The “Vacant” designed by muralist, painter, and fine arts student Josh Barndt and the “Flow” by Toronto based poet, novelist and mixed media artist J.P King.
As you know, as you increase length you decrease maneuverability and as you decrease length you increase maneuverability. The 105cm Revolt is the ideal all mountain skiboard length bridging the gap between hyper maneuverable sub 100cm old school boards and super stable, over 110cm, longboards. A legion of satisfied customers can attest to the superb handling and performance of the Revolt, all over the mountain in all type of conditions. From park and pipe to steep and deep, the Revolt can handle it all.
Minimum rider height for best performance with:
Non release bindings is 5’8” (172.72cm)
Release bindings is 5’3” (160cm)
Width profile – 14.5/11/14.5
Steve Ormandy –
Last night I rode my Revolt Flows for the 1st time and I can honestly say that they are awesome, compared with the massively inferior Salomon Snowblades!!
1st things first, they look amazing!! At first I was really worried about them being so wide, but riding the drag lift and "carving" up to the top proved that it was quite easy to get them on edge.
Actually riding the slope for the 1st time was interesting and in a good way!!! They felt really smooth and stable and I soon picked up speed. I was about halfway down when I realised that I needed to keep a more centred stance in order to get the most control, so back up the lift to give it another go. Well, that 2nd run was the most fun I’ve had on a slope ever!!! Speed was amazing, carving felt easy – even on ice and my confidence went through the roof!! 2 hours later and I can honestly say that choosing skiboards was the best decision I’ve made ever!!
To anyone who is thinking about riding skiboards I would definately recommend it. I used to read the posts on here and think that "skiboarding changes your life" posts were a little bit over the top – well I’m now one of those posters!! Don’t worry about being the only person on the slope riding them – noone who was there last night had ever seen them before and everyone was looking!!
Thanks SBOL – I’m 100% converted!!
Joseph Anczarski –
These are an awesome ride, The graphics on the
tops are great and i really love the bases! also the
neon green sidewalls are a fantastic touch to make
them stand out! they are very maneuverable
skiboards and they are great for carving and also
great in the park.
Nigel Whittaker –
Last weekend I took my newly arrived Revolts (Flow) up the mountain for my first experience on skiboards. They are fitted with the Spruce Riser and Pro-Prime (Rossignol) releasable bindings. Up to now I have been skiing on 163cm Head skis.
First impressions: these boards look really cool, more like mini-snowboards than skis, with great graphics.
Out on the snow, they feel a little strange, especially with no poles, but IÆm soon under way on a couple of runs, blue and red, following my wife on her skis. These things are insanely maneuverable, especially on the steeps. In fact the steeper the better.
Next day, I give them a real workout over the whole day.
On a gentle blue run, it is hard work to keep up with my wifeÆs skis as my legs, especially my quads, are getting a real work out and my uphill board is very squirrelly on the wide turns. This may be down to my technique, or lack of it, as I carve my way down the mountain trying to translate my skiing technique to boards.
However, when going down a black run, I can easily keep up with my wifeÆs skis as I can make very tight turns and steep, icy, narrow sections hold no problems. Still hard work on the quads though.
The Revolts cope with well-groomed piste, crud, ice and pockets of loose powder as if they are all the same. No problems with any of the on-piste conditions I faced.
A friend then suggested I follow him off-piste on some fresh powder. Provided I kept my weight back on my heels, this was great fun. But when I lost concentration and let my weight drift forward, the tips dug in and I got a face full of fresh snow.
The bindings were great. Brakes are included, they are easy to step in and step out of and there are no issues whatsoever. None of my wipe-outs caused them to release, nor did I wish them to.
Overall impressions? These boards will go as fast you want them to on groomers. I gave up before they did. They will cope well with off-piste but fore and aft balance is critical. Great fun and fantastic maneuverability but hard work on my ageing legs. Gentle cruising is not where they are at.
I’m looking forward to getting more experience before we lose the snow this winter. :)