TEEEEECHNIIIINE! This is the 2011 Technine T9 true twin snowboard for women, coming at you new and improved for all around park riding. It’s bi-axial laminant stitching allows for more pop at the tip and tail with a medium flex feel between your bindings . This makes for higher ollies with less effort, more contortion under your bindings for linking smooth turns. It also features a die-cut extruded base and fully wrapped metal edges . While I stand at 5’5” and weigh about 125 lbs, the ideal park size board for me is a 147. This model is available in a range of different sizes from 141, 144, 147,and 152 which makes it easier to choose the right size just for you.
The T9 board is noted as “the ticket to fun and function” and I would have to agree. It’s rated a three on the flex scale (which goes from one to ten), ten being the softest and five being a medium flex. If you have been riding the T9 snowboard from this season, then you should know that the 2011 model is made slightly stiffer for better support off larger jumps. We’re all fairly familiar with the process of breaking in a new board and being uncomfortable for the first couple of runs. The T9 is a different story ladies! Within the first run I couldn’t help but to express how much I enjoyed riding this board by hooting and hollering the whole way down. There’s plenty of flexibility for you to get well acquainted with what the T9 has to offer you.
If you find yourself mainly in the park, this would be the board I would recommend for you, without a doubt. My first day on it, I took it off all the features I’d hit on any normal day of snowboarding. This included skate style rails, boxes, jumps, and of course the pipe. I have high standards when it comes to choosing a board that is right for the style of riding I do, but after putting this board to the test… it can truly hold it down and passed with flying colors. I am proud to say the Technine T9 is and has been my most favorite park board of choice and if you haven’t tried it out for yourself, then you don’t know what you’re missing.
Unfortunately, for some time now there has been this misconception about the Technine reputation due to the image and style of riders that choose to represent this snowboard company. What have you really got to lose? Try it out and simply let the product speak for itself. The 2011 Technine T9 will be available next season and will retail in stores for three hundred dollars, so be sure to keep an out for it.
Feel free to share your opinion of this model or even the women’s Technine snowboard line in general and let us know what you think about Porter’s introducing these boards to the shop. If you have any further question please contact Porter’s boardshop via phone, the site chat or stop by at any one of the locations in Tahoe, CA.