Forum Recon 2009

October 22, 2008

By: Scott Briggs
SnowboardReviews.com

Boston – The 2009 Forum Recon is back for another year to help those beginner and intermediate rider take it to another level. For those new to the Forum Recon snowboard, this is easy riding All Mountain snowboard designed all around fun.

Forum Recon 2009 Snowboard

The Forum Recon is made with a Compound Matrix Core to give you “a consistent, predictable ride every run, every day, all season long.” This snowboard also features a Biax laminate that has been tested to have catch-free response and stability. Having the feeling on your feet that the board is going to respond when you need it to will help you get to the next level as you will not be as apprehensive to push the snowboard. The Recon is then capped with the Forum Free Base which is a very simple base material that allows the snowboard to float effortlessly down the mountain.

Overall this board is really good for all levels at the price, even though it is designed for the beginning and intermediate riders.

Features of The Forum Recon Snowboard:

  • Compound Matrix Core
  • Biax Laminates
  • Free Base
  • Directional Board Shape
  • Directional Profile Core
  • Effective Edge

2009 Forum Recon Prices:

Evogear.com $299.99
Proboardshop.com $299.95
The-House $299.95

Comments

8 Responses to “Forum Recon 2009”

  1. Jonathan Smith on December 17th, 2008 4:34 am

    This is a board for a rider who likes all aspects about snowboarding. This is a board for any terrain. I use it for even powder sometimes and it does fine. It does the best on Rails, Half-pipe, and packed snow. It tail/nose presses nicely because of its soft flex and is perfect for beginner or intermediate snowboarders. It has a really cool design and a killer price of under $300. It also comes in wide sizes for big footed riders. It is a really nice board for its price, graphic, and ability. Forum has done a good job on this board, improving it every year. This year, by far, has the coolest graphic. The boots and bindings are also very inexpensive and great for the price.

  2. Tyler on November 28th, 2009 8:52 pm

    I’ve been using this board for the past year, I’ve been snowboarding for 5 years. so i guess you can call me an experienced rider. i usually ride the terrain park hitting jumps and jibs, and this board by far is the best board i have ever used. it slides perfectly on rails and jibs because of its flexibility, and it glides through all types of snow, powder or packed. so i highly recommend using this board, also because of its low price.!

  3. cody on January 28th, 2010 2:22 pm

    well i had a 5150 and thought it was great but then i find a good deal with the recon and i fell in live it has great responce and rides great i love it would never go back i will always be with the forum boards .

  4. hefedfa on May 9th, 2010 12:03 pm

    i have had the forum recon for two years now, and let me say its a decent board if your just getting into snowboarding and this is your first-second year of park riding. first let me point out the pros:
    1. rails
    2. decent edge control
    3. small jumps and features
    4. good beginner board

    cons:
    1. powder
    2. doesn’t mantain good control at high speeds (broke my collarbone just a month ago)
    3. not too much pop to it
    4. heavy

    so yeah out of 5 i would give it a 3, good for starting out

  5. joel on December 29th, 2010 3:16 pm

    to the people that blame this board for not having good control…die. cuz im an experienced boarder and i love this board..compared to any rocker or camber type boards out there. best board i have ever rode. not saying its the best for everyone..because everyone rides differently you know? but honestly…if you like hitting rails, boxes, and goodsized jumps(excluding nuts jumps ex. superparks centipede..lol) this board to my knowledge is the way to go..especially for the price! 5 stars from me!

  6. Julian on January 16th, 2011 10:57 am

    this board is great for speed. I ride mostly park and its not really that flexable and its pretty heavy.

  7. Matthew spencer on February 7th, 2011 8:23 pm

    The forum recon snowboard isn’t bad. The flex is good for me. Good flex depends on how much you weigh and your skill level. If you are 180lbs+ you can do good flex and butters. The only problems i’ve had with it is the heavyness of it, but you can work through it. I can do 360’s of little jumps that arent even jumps, but that all depends on your skill level. all around… i’d say it’s a 3-4 (out of 5) rating.

  8. BOZZMAN78 on March 7th, 2011 5:16 pm

    I am an experienced boarder who mostly points the board straight down and tries to go as fast as possible and the board does exactly what I want it to do, if you broke your body from just riding and not hitting the park, I’m sorry but no board can help you…great board for the value hands down. ( yes great on rails and small jumps although it was meant for all mountain riding hence the stiffness of it)

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