An entry level board for beginners looking to get started with mountainboarding. Despite the low price, it offers surprisingly great quality and features. It even has a hand brake that can be helpful while learning to ride.
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Pro Increased safety with included braking system
The Atom 95x is equipped with a hand brake, by default, that can be used on both axles, making it usable by left and right footed riders. For beginners, the hand brake adds peace of mind and can be important in injury prevention. Nevertheless, some users dislike using a hand brake, since it restricts back arm movement, which is important to keep balance.
Pro Vibration-absorbing and lightweight deck
The Atom 95x's deck is very light and made from laminated maple. While there are stronger decks out there, beginners will benefit from this deck's flexibility and lightness, as it’s easy to carry and is very good at absorbing vibrations.
Pro Beginner friendly trucks
The Atom 95x uses very simple skate-style trucks. The axles are only 9.5mm and very light, so they are perfect for young riders or lightweight adults. The bushings of the truck can be changed to different stiffness levels, effectively changing the riding feel of the board.
Pro Tires have nice traction
The included tires offer very nice traction, even on slippery surfaces.
Pro Brakes are easy to remove and repair
The brakes can be easily removed and repaired, as they use standard bicycle v-brake parts.
Pro Incredibly stable
Since this board's deck is wide and long, with wide skate trucks, it feels very stable when carving downhill, even at moderate speeds. Additionally, the included F1 velcro bindings will keep you firmly attached to the board at all times, even in rough terrain or when performing tricks.
Con Vulnerable to superficial wear
Since there is no additional composite coating, the board will wear down quickly when doing rail slides.
Con New bindings will require drilling
If the original bindings don’t fit your feet, you will need to drill new holes to accommodate new bindings.