Atomic Board Flex Rating: 5: Atomic's Flex Ratings go from 2 (soft) to 8 (stiff), so this board is on the lower end of stiffness. Softer boards require less muscle to turn, and will be smooth and stable at a lower range of speeds. Soft snowboards are also much easier to manhandle in the halfpipe and terrain park. At a rating of 5, the rider of this board would be a progressing intermediate or an advanced rider looking for a suitable All-Mountain flex.
Atomic's Pop Rocker ET (Easy Turn): Atomic Pop Rocker ET is the best rocker profile for the snowboarders who are just learning, as the rockered sections in the tip and tails make the board easier to turn (requires less power from the rider), and also make the tips and tails virtually immune to edge catching. For riders looking to gain confidence, this is definitely the rocker of choice from Atomic.
4400 Easy Care Extruded Base This base type is highly durable, requires very little maintenance and will keep your board sliding nicely down the mountain. Since a lot of people ask, when we say "very little maintenance" that pretty much means get your ride tuned once preseason and you're good to go.
3 Degree (Easy to Ride) Bevel: The 3 degree bevel minimizes edge catching and builds confidence via a shortened learning curve.
Truth 1 Wood Core Truth1 uses 100% Poplar for a consistent flex tip-to-tail, and long-term durability.
Radial Sidecut: This board has a perfectly radial sidecut (i.e. if the sidecut kept going eventually it would form one big circle) which gives the rider an expected and uniform feel on all types of turns.
Biaxal Sandwich Construction: While stiffer than a Cap construction snowboard, this Biax Sandwich board is torsionally soft to help the rider manhandle the board and gain confidence.