• Performed well in every type of terrain.
• Didn’t flinch at high speeds.
• Brightly poppy for airs and spins.
• Soft enough to respond in moguls.
• Stomped big landings.
• Floats effortlessly in powder.
• Too soft for expert riders.
• Chattery at times.
For a tiny company with only four snowboards in their collection, Aspen-based High Society hit the bull’s-eye with the hybrid camber Scarlet. The Scarlet was the top-scoring board at our snowboard test, with a mid-level, responsive flex, enthusiastic pop, and solid snow contact, which meant uber-stability, even at high speeds. Intermediate and advanced all-mountain riders continually reported the Scarlet made snowboarding more fun. Only our most experienced testers felt it wasn’t stiff enough.
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