Skiboardmagazine’s Courtney reviews the KTP’s…

I’ve ridden a lot of different boards over the past several years. The RVL8 KTPs are definitely my new go to board and all time favorite.

The stiffness really helps plow through anything, and can make bad/uneven conditions feel like a smooth ride. The 101cm length is great for all around riding without losing maneuverability. The width makes for a solid, steady ride, no matter where you end up.

From horrible ice and uneven man-made snow, to untouched Jay Peak Vermont powder, I haven’t found anything the KTPs haven’t been able to handle. If you’re looking for a board that lets you enjoy the ride and push the limits, look no further.

Rider – Courtney – Expert Skiboarder admin at

BWP Review by

Fourth day on the BWPs for me, and they are beautiful. Graphics wise they are a true piece of art, stunning, complex, fun, thoughtful and unique, and reflect the man himself. The graphics are crisp and sharp.

This review could be entirely based on the graphics themselves but let’s move on to how they ride! I usually prefer to ride short boards around 90cm long but this year I decided to go a little longer to test out other boards.

Turning radius wise these boards are tight. With a 4.9 meter turning radius they are perhaps a little too tight for some. Land these boards a little on edges and you’re going to be twirling around. If you are into big air or high speed carving, you might want to look for something with a bit of a wider turning radius.

On the plus side the tight radius worked great in the trees, and wonders for those butters and jibs. Soft snow floatation was pretty good for someone like myself at 150 pounds. With a width at 14 cm, they are on the narrower side for RVL8, but still wide skiboard wise.

RVL8’s innovative “blunt” tips continue to shine on these boards, making them increasingly stable on edge, and on those tail/nose presses. The BWPs feel and look like the big brothers of the Tanshos, which had really steep tips, these are more mellow, and create less drag in the snow on edge.

General high speed riding is good. As mentioned before the turning radius is a little sharp for high speed carves. They are quick edge to edge, easy to turn, medium flexing skiboards. At 98 cm, someone looking for mid-sized sticks that can handle medium powder, trees and creativity on the slopes/terrain park will love these boards.

Rider – Jason Roussel – Expert Skiboarder Co-Founder

Apetorch’s are tanks…

These boards are tanks. I got these boards around 2006 and they were a big upgrade from the Line Weapons I was riding for several years. They were much wider and way more stable. I was able to plow through anything and the stiffness was great for added stability and riding in choppy conditions. These were my go to boards for a long time, only to be replaced this season by my 2010 KTPs, which are even wider. The Apetorch held up really well and are still in use today by my friends and as loaner boards. You don’t see too many of these up for sale, but if you find a pair in decent shape I’d highly recommend grabbing a pair while you can.

Rider – Courtney – Expert Skiboarder

Weapons are solid boards…

The way these ride depend a lot on where you’re coming from. They’re rather skinny compared to modern skiboards. If you’re upgrading from snowblades, older Lines would be good transition boards into modern skiboards.

The grind plate makes riding rails smooth, but doesn’t help you “lock on” to the rails as some people may think. Grinding anything wider than the built in grind plate is kind of awkward, because you slide well in the middle, but not as well on the board’s edges. Wider rails and boxes seem very awkward and uneven because of this.

The low surface area makes these boards a lot of work in powder. They’re also very stiff which may be a good or bad thing depending on what you’re riding and your preferences. I found the stiffness to be a good thing.

Overall, the quality of these boards is very good. They took several years of abuse and are still solid, with only top sheet chipping (which is normal with sidewall construction boards).

These boards were made in sidewall, and capped construction models.

Rider – Courtney – Expert Skiboarder

MNP’s give added stability…

As with all the old Line boards, these were great boards for their time. Compared to today’s boards, these are rather skinny.

I spent less time riding these compared to my Line Weapons, but when I did ride them I liked the added stability that the stiffness provided. Rough conditions felt smoother because of the board’s flex. The length made these boards decently fast.

If transitioning from snowblades or something similar, the older Line boards will be a nice upgrade and transition to wider, newer skiboards.

Rider – Courtney – Expert Skiboarder admin at

Fly’s are very maneuverable…

Before purchasing Line Weapons, I spent a lot of time riding the 2002 Line Flys. The short length makes them very maneuverable, but less stable than longer boards. For a smaller rider these would be a good place to start learning how to skiboard, before upgrading to something longer and wider.

The boards held up fairly well, but not as well as the Weapons or Mike Nick Pros.

Since these boards are on the short side, they’re not as fast or stable as longer/wider boards.

Rider – Courtney – Expert Skiboarder Admin at

Allz 94cm are classics…

People tend to shy away from shorter skiboards these days and I find its really a shame. There is a lot of top notch shredding to be had on shorter sticks. Allz 94 are the perfect example of mid-small skiboards that feels more like bigger mid sized alternatives.Allz 94 have a shape reminiscent of the late great Canon M7s but with a few centimeters off the top, giving a pretty big tunring radius of 6.5 meters, one of the biggest in the sub 100 sized skiboards. Combine that with a medium stiffness, and these feel and ride more like bigger skiboards compared to other shorter skiboards on the market.The 94s would rather you stitch your lines wide if you want to avoid tail scrappage. At 12.5 cm wide at the top and bottom, and 10.5 at the waist, they won’t keep heavier cargo sitting a top the soft snow, but small to medium sized riders should get some lift in not-so-deep snow with help from some pretty long and smooth tips. Setback feels less awkward on the bigger turning radius of these sticks on groomed runs, so you can allow yourself to set these back a bit if you’re going to be both plowing soft snow and riding groomed runs.

The width of these boards compliments the larger turning radius and stiffness, giving quick a quick edge to edge transfer for maximum edge handling of those wide turns. Keep the edges tuned and the 94s will cut through ice like skates, and the stiffness helps keep their mid-wide profile holding their edge.

The mediocre stiffness of the 94 boosts popping power off lips and on those tail/nose press/butters. Some might find them a little too small for big airs, but the wider radius keeps landings stiff and straight, and not twirly whirly. On rails they feel a little less solid than wider boards, but they are quick and nimble because of their size.

These classic skiboards are really going to please those looking for a different riding experience. Today’s skiboards tend to be wider, longer and with a super tighter radius. These offer up a different theory; mid-wide, shorter with a wider radius. East coast, icy mountain shredder would really enjoy the Allz, as well and those who like doing wider carves on groomed runs. For those looking for a ”back in the days” feel to their sticks might need to pick these up! Skier convert looking to go short will find the Allz an easy transition.

Rider – Jason Roussel – Expert Skiboarder Co-founder

Line FF Pros my favorite bindings…

The Line FF Pros are my favorite bindings hands down. I’ve ridden Bombers, Snowjams, and Grooves and the FF Pros blow them away. They’re really easy to adjust to fit your boot exactly. These things are literally indestructible. I managed to get my hands on 3 sets of them and can’t see myself riding anything else for quite awhile.

There are slight variations in design between the blue FF Pros and the orange ones. Overall I prefer the design of the orange ones. Here’s a visual comparison:

As you can see two of the little rubber grips in the blue FF Pros fell out. This is no problem except when I have snow on the bottom of my boots it ices up in the empty holes. The orange version has different rubber grips that seem to stay in place better.

If you happen to stumble upon a set of these I definitely wouldn’t pass it up.

Rider – Courtney Celley – RVL8 Flow Team Rider/Expert Skiboarder

Line FF Cam bindings are great for switching up riders on the fly…

These bindings are great for loaner boards. Being able to switch up the size to fit any boot on the fly is a great features for letting new people experience skiboarding. The bindings seem pretty solid. They don’t have the ability to be micro adjusted, so on some boots they either have to be a little loose, or really on the tight side. If they’re ridden for a while at the same size it can be somewhat difficult to adjust them. They kind of get stuck in the position they were kept in but with a little force they can be readjusted.

Rider – Courtney – Expert Skiboarder & Webmaster of

Bomber Elite

For several years I had wanted to pick up a pair of Bombers. Once I finally was able to get them, I realized that I didn’t really like them. My boots happened to be a size that was in between the 3 main adjustment settings. As a result I had to have them extremely tight or a little loose causing my foot to move in the binding. After I traded them to Ty for another pair of FF Pros, there was something posted on the SBOL forum about micro adjusting the bails. I never got to try this, but preferred my Line FF Pros much more than the bombers. I also didn’t like the reputation these bindings got for snapping boards. The bindings themselves seemed to be on the heavy side. The FF Pros seemed lighter, and look nicer. If you don’t mind taking the time to get these adjusted, they’d be great bindings. If you want to be able to adjust bindings more quickly and easily, I’d suggest going with some FF Pros or RVL8 Revolts which also feature easy micro adjusting.

Rider – Courtney – Expert Skiboarder Editor