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Roxy Torah Bright XC2 BTX

- published April 2016

89

2016

RATINGS

Handling
8
Pop + Energy
8
Float
7
Versatility
8
Edge Hold
9
Sustainability/Craftsmanship
9
GEAR INSTITUTE RATING
89

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MSRP
LOW PRICE
$539.95
N/A
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THE GOOD

  • Great control and handling
  • Progressive board
  • Playful and lively

THE BAD

  • Only made in a few sizes
  • Not as aggressive as other boards reviewed

THE VERDICT

The Torah Bright carves turns effortlessly and holds speed over variable terrain, while still having a fun lively feel. The board is ideal for an intermediate to advanced rider looking for one bard to ride all conditions. 

FULL REVIEW

Designed by Olympic Gold Medalist, Torah Bright, the medium flex board is Roxy’s top of the line for progressive riders. The Torah Bright is an all mountain freeride board for intermediate to advanced riders. It is responsive and handles well in variable conditions over all terrain. It’s not as aggressive as some of the other boards in the test, but offers a nice balance of stiffness, stability, and pop. It might be one of the most responsive boards tested. This board was most fun riding groomers top to bottom. It handles speed well, and has a fun lively feel. 

Handling 
With shortened rocker between the feet and lengthened aggressive camber through the tip and tail, the board offers supreme control and handling while still feeling playful. 

Pop + Energy 
Torah likes amplitude and she designed this board with plenty of pop for the freeriders who want to hit natural features on the mountain. It handled amplitude better than others in the test. 

Float 
The hybrid rocker between the feet helps this board float in soft snow.  It rides powder okay, but not as well as boards with fatter noses or rocker in the tip. 

Versatility 
The Torah Bright is versatile enough that it can be a one-board quiver for most riders. The aggressive rocker/camber profile combined with serrated edges and a playful feel makes it one of the most versatile all mountain boards in the test. 

Edge Hold 
Mervin’s magne-traction serrated edges give the Torah Bright superior edge hold especially in firm snow and variable conditions. 

Sustainability/Craftsmanship 
Roxy’s parent company, Mervin Manufacturing, hand makes all snowboards in the United states using environmentally friendly materials. 

How We Tested It

The boards in this test were used inbounds and off-piste over advanced terrain in variable snow conditions at Mammoth Mountain.

The products featured in this test have been loaned to the Gear Institute. For more on our policies regarding editorial objectivity and sample returns, see here.

About the Author

Monica Prelle

Monica Prelle

Monica Prelle is an outdoors and adventure writer who lives at 8,000 feet in Mammoth Lakes, California.


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MSRP
LOW PRICE
$539.95
N/A
Support Gear Institute. If you make a purchase after clicking on the links above, a portion of the sale helps support this site.

RATINGS

Handling
8
Pop + Energy
8
Float
7
Versatility
8
Edge Hold
9
Sustainability/Craftsmanship
9
GEAR INSTITUTE RATING
89

Specs

  • Length(s): 149, 153 cm
  • Gender: Women's

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