Snowboarding is fast becoming one of the most popular winter sports. It’s great fun, relatively easy to pick up and a great way to meet like-minded people. There’s a real community surrounding the sport and a camaraderie that you’ll quickly find yourself immersed in if you spend a bit of time getting to know the sport.
Yes, we love snowboarding! And we really love innovative products that make snowboarding that little bit more exciting. That’s where Forum quite often steps in. Founded back in 1996 by pro boarder Peter Line, the company has gone from strength to strength and this year is offering a superb new range of boards including:
- The Destroyer
- The Scallywag
- The Contract
- The Rat
- Holy Moly
- The Honeypot
- The Conflict
- The Substance
The Forum Honey Pot Men’s Snowboard 2011 is our focus today.
Forum Honey Pot Men’s Snowboard 2011 Specifications
- Twin shape
- Aspen core with Grain Belt technology
- Bi-ax glass
- Belt Grind base finish
- Comes in sizes 151 cm, 154 cm and 157 cm
Pros and Cons
The Honey Pot is basically the Holy Moly but on a slightly softer, more affordable scale. Both boards are similar in terms of hybrid camber but in the Honey Pot, the nose and tail are both turned up at the edges to ensure a smoother ride.
The chassis is a twin tip and utilizes Forum’s combo platter design which raises the edges under the binding zones. This gives a much looser ride but the performance of the board remains intact. Cramming pretty much all of Forum’s technology into one, affordable board ensures that riders will be very satisfied with their purchase. This board is the one of choice for Stevie Bell and after a quick ride you’ll start to see why.
Internally, the Forum Honey Pot Men’s Snowboard 2011 features Gnar core which is Aspen from tail to tip. Grain Belt technology (developed by Forum) sends the power out to the edges which, when combined with the Combo Platter, delivers a really stable ride. Throw in the bi-ax structural layers and you’ve got superb stability combined with incredible flexibility.
The Forum Honey Pot Men’s Snowboard 2011 board offers a versatility that was once thought to be unachievable. Camber and rocker technologies are brought together where they once were thought mutually exclusive.
Riders report that the base is durable and easy enough to repair. However, it does receive occasional reports of being a bit lacking in edge hold and the control can drop off a little in powdered snow. This may not matter to most riders, but some may consider it a bit of a problem. All in all, this board is considered to be pretty versatile but as is usually the way, while it’s proficient in many areas, it doesn’t really excel anywhere.
The twin directionality provides full support whether the rider is going regular or switch.
Extreme Sports Final Thoughts
The unique combination of camber and rocker means that the Forum Honey Pot Men’s Snowboard 2011 is interesting to anyone who knows their boards. Have a go with this powerful and forgiving machine and see what you think.