Venture Odin Snowboard

Oct 31, 2011
Outside Magazine
Venture Odin

Venture Odin Snowboard    Photo: Courtesy of Venture

THE SELL: A big-mountain beast that can hold an edge. THE TEST: Handcrafted in Silverton, Colorado, and designed by freerider Johan Olofsson, the Odin is flat (no camber) between the bindings, with a rockered tip and tail. Even at high speeds, which was when it rode best, we never missed a turn, whether we were flossing through trees or slashing down steep faces. And with a 40mm setback stance and tapered shape from tail to tip, the Odin plowed through powder, chunder, and even the occasional rock pile—and emerged unscathed. It's also available as a splitboard. THE VERDICT: This bomber, freeride-focused hard-charger likes room to roam.

Responsiveness: 4
Versatility: 3

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