My all around favorite board. The Sherpa is a deep powder beast, yet nimble as can be. It carves like a demon on the groomers as it holds speed equal of skis or snowboards. The ultimate big mountain skiboard. The only drawback I’ve found is it is a little difficult to pilot in very tight moguls.
Below is Jacks review from the SBOL forums:
This board is totally the equal or better in float and speed through pow of the Icelantic Scout 143or for that matter of any 180 cm mid fat ski or of a 160 cm snowboard, yet is way more maneuverable and yet grips like a fiend on ice. How sweet is that…!
It was also one of those days with the snow blowing side ways and visibility near zero at times but I could just trust the wonderful stable platform of the Sherpa, smoothing the ride out in off piste variable snow, you know bumpy snow, moguls, deep pow stashes mixed with ice and can’t see kind of stuff!!
You know just stepping into this board on your living room floor feels like it will be the most cumbersome board possible, compared to a 110 or 105 skiboard with a shorter and narrower shape, but don’t let that fool you at all. The thing becomes the most maneuverable board ever once you give it some gas, and those 160 tips are totally completely amazing in lifting you up like magic in the pow or crud. I have never, every ridden any snowsliding device that has been sweeter as an all a rounder. This board does everything , it evens out rough terrain like it was groomed snow , it floats you high in the pow dream like , it carves like a demon on ice and has extraordinary hold at speed , and is the totally the equal or better of any other snow sliding board out there in the big mountain arena . BUT HERE IS THE MOST AMAZING AND WONDERFUL PART OF THIS WHOLE PACKAGE. Jeff Singer has engineered a 7.5 meter turn radius into this thing!
This thing turns on a dime, think turn and it tuns whether in the deep or or the firm pack. With this thing on my feet I feel like I can FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY BUT STING LIKE A BEE!!! !
I know this board will not be everybody’s cup of tea, but think of how important this board is for skiboarding as a sport. Up until know, many folks have thought of skiboarding as a compromise sport. Great in the park and on packed and variable snow, but if you really wanted to ride big mountain lines better ditch your skiboards and grab skis or snowboards.
Jeff has designed a board that in one fell swoop defines a new paradigm for big mountain skiboarding.
And think of what this board does , it allows regular alpine skiboarders to ride the thing with a powder plate and release binding in any of three set back positions , it lets backcountry alpine touring types ride it also in any of three set back positions , and for those crazy skiboarding telemakers out there.
Rider – Jack Jue – Expert Skiboarder