Description For the past 15 years, Jason Ford has made his living riding the steepest and deepest powder the world has to offer. Jason logs more heli time every season than many pros will get in a lifetime. For this season, Jason used this wealth of experience in dangerous terrain to design the new Fastback series. The Fastback features a tip to tail Twinwood™ core for consistent snap and smooth feel, Extended Directional Carbon-Glass HTC-2 for solid tracking and response, and a flex profile designed for steep terrain and high speed stability. When you see Ford or Jason McAlister dropping in on another first descent in Alaska, you can bet that they’re on the Fastback.
Summary: The fastback is not a beginner's board. Its unforgiving to mistakes, but the payoff is sweet. This board is a pow-pow dream, it just floats and knifes through powder. Watch out for ice since the board lacks flexibility you can really get beat up. Designed for Big Mountain/Freeride not for the halfpipe.
Similar Products Used: I also ride a Salomon Forcast which has a lot more flex.
Reviewed by: Dusty Kelchen(Unregistered User)
, from Iowa City, Iowa
Summary: Simply put... This board is amazing. The great edge holding has increased my confidence at higher speed. Super fast and stable board.
Similar Products Used: Salomon Driver 160
Burton Floater 159
Review Date November 26, 2001
Overall Rating 5 of 5
Value Rating 5 of 5
Used product for 2-5
Reviewed by: amzia(Unregistered User)
, from Calgary
Summary: Holy ****. This board took my riding to another level. I can't believe how well it holds an edge. I am riding faster than I ever though I would. Excellent board. I bought ity for only 380 Canadian, so all I can say is WOW!
Similar Products Used: Rentals, 5150 Pacer (Yikes), Burton Charger, Ride Timeless (nice board but Fastback is better).
Review Date October 28, 2001
Overall Rating 2 of 5
Value Rating 3 of 5
Used product for 6-15
Reviewed by: Doug (Unregistered User)
Summary: This board is FAST, especially in powder and on the flats. Cornering is exceptional. However, for a board that is supposedly designed for hard back country use, construction seems to be pretty weeny.