Growing Young Snowboards Koi Party Review

Growing Young Snowboards Koi Party Review

Aloha Products brings you Growing Young Snowboards; all Growing Young snowboards are made to order in their California facility.

Snowboard and Rider Specs:

Koi Party Size: 63 inch  (160cm)
Price: $599
Bindings: NOW Drive
Boots: DC Travis Rice
Stance: 23″ +15 Front & -15 back
Rider Height: 6’0″
Rider Weight: 190
Conditions/Terrain Tested: Powder, chop, groomers.

Product Details
  • H-Tech Uni-body Design
  • Seamless Sidewall
  • LET-Lock Edge Technology
  • Freedom Core
  • True-Twin
  • BiTri Fiberglass (Biaxial woven fiberglass supports the construction and core while still maintaining a softer flex)
Origins:

Koi PartyWe ran into Jackson, CA based Aloha Snowboards, now Growing Young snowboards, at SIA in 2016. We were really interested in their island vibe, unique graphics and H-Tech base design. The seamless sidewall construction provides a consistent feel throughout the board and increases its structural integrity and strength. In April 2017, I was able to try out the 2017-2018 Koi Party board.

The Ride:

The Koi Party is an All Mountain snowboard from Growing Young.  The board profile features a mild rocker between the bindings and flat camber (play zones) underneath the binding mount area.  The Koi Party is surprisingly flexible for a big all-mountain board. There are five sizes in the Koi Party Series, each with unique art by renowned artist Stephen Schubert.  The graphics definitely grab attention on the slopes.  The Koi Party really charges hard in all conditions.  I was fortunate enough to get in some late Koi Party All Mountain Snowboardseason pow turns.  The Koi Party really excelled in these conditions.  It likes to go fast, floats well and responds nicely edge to edge in powder. It rode well in choppy conditions and is very fun to carve around on groomers.

Summary:

The Koi Party is an all mountain snowboard and shines at charging big lines and steeper terrain. I found it be a bit heavy compared to other all mountain boards but it was very responsive edge to edge and stable at high speeds.  Growing Young measures their snowboards in inches rather than centimeters, so be sure to check out their tech and sizing chart to find the right board for you. The island themed graphics by Stephen Schubert are noteworthy and will definitely turn heads. If you are looking for a distinctive all mountain snowboard with an island vibe be sure to check out the Koi Party.

Pros:

  • Art by Stephen Schubert
  • Excels on big lines
  • Stable at high speed
Cons:
  • Priced on the higher end of all-mountain boards
  • A bit heavy

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