Jellyfish looks great, and all of the swallowtails, but I would most love to have that 26SW graphic with my hot pink Flux XFs.
The fluffy and c3 artists need to collaborate more. Their style is not on brand.
Fluffy at 1:02
the fluffy graphics are by japanese bmx freestyle legend, shinichiro ito and throwback to 90s bmx/motorcycle graphics according to naoya wada (its his promodel and also big into flatground bmx)
🤮 The graphics on last year's C3 & Fluffy are horrible!
I saw that..
The Easy rider guy said in another post that 'its the best snowboard he has ever ridden' and he seems to ride a lot of boards..
It's a phenomenal board. It's going to be my first Moss board.
I'd really like to see what this 'step-back rocker' looks like.
Set back camber/directional camber (rocker begins at the waist)
intrigued as to what makes it so exceptional / different
so there's only camber around the back foot?
I rode the Jellyfish, Swallow, U4 Half and Fluffy.
The Swallow 62 was a charger and encourages speed and big, drawn out carves. Didn't get to try the 58, which has a longer, more playful swallow tail.
The Jellyfish was pretty versatile, but to me felt the softest of the bunch and accordingly had a lower speed limit than all of the others. This was fine. As was mentioned several times over the course of the session, the goal is enjoying the turns and terrain.
The U4 Half was excellent and more my preference. Really fun to turn, better tail support than I had expected but I realized later that it has less tail rocker than the 'regular' U4.
The Fluffy very quickly became familiar and I was really comfortable pushing it. Weighting the front end didn't break the back end loose as easily as it did with the U4 Half, and the back end was very usable in general. It holds or changes lines readily at any point in a turn. Relatively fast edge-to-edge, although I found that all of the boards were faster edge-to-edge than I had expected.
As an aside, the name "Fluffy" has to do with the fluffiness of the groomed snow in Niseko. Naoya Wada explained that the groomers there aren't dense like they are here (N. America) where you can walk on them and not see your footprints afterwards showing where you've been. There the snow is fluffy and your footprints will show. He suggested that he didn't have a board that he was completely happy with as far as riding Niseko groomers was concerned. The Fluffy was designed to work in that setting.
He says the Fluffy was designed from elements of the U4, Jellyfish and C3.
Was the Fluffy54 the best board I had ever ridden? Hard to say after a few runs. It was definitely the best of the Moss boards that I rode, and right up there with the best boards I've ever ridden, but I'd have to ride it in other conditions to decide where exactly it stands. It was good enough that I'm convinced that I will be parting with an as-yet-undetermined but sure to be sizable chunk of hard-earned cash to get one.
very informative review. would you mind posting some personal stats (basically just weight) to put it in context?
I'm on the smaller side: 166lbs, 8.5 boots and ride 50+ days per year between local hills and mountains each season. Riding since ~1991.