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  • Sticky Icky Icky (SII) First Impressions

    In recent seasons, the thrust of skiboard development has been mostly about the search for All Mountain performance and the adopting of new technology, specifically, rocker.
    It started with the Rockered Condor, a specialist powder board, then the Blunt, surely the most fun one could ever get in a sub 99, then the Blunt XL, in my view the most versatile board ever, and finally last season with the Spliff, a real powerhouse of a board.
    These boards have given us performance and versatility that we could only dream of a few years ago, but possibly because the legendary Revolt does such a great job, the more conventionally shaped Resort Boards have taken a back seat.
    Well, not any more! Enter the Sticky Icky Icky.
    Probably the simplest way to describe this board is as a Revolt makeover with all the things learned from the Gen 3 boards applied to this timeless format.

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  • #2
    Lengthwise, it is at that 105 sweet spot, a little more of everything without being too much of anything, but less wide than the All Mountain boards. The tip and tail are gently rockered, but the running area of the base is cambered. It is a medium stiffness board, easy to flex in the hand, and the tips are also medium flex, not soft like the Rockered Condor.
    There is a built in set back position, but for safety, this is only compatible with the Spruce Riser release binding system. I rode them with a traditional fixed binding mounted centre.
    As with all SBOL boards they came lightly waxed, ready to go. As I was using them at Xscape i gave them a coat of Zardoz, which seems to work so well on the aggressive man made snow.

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    • #3
      I arrived early, just after opening, as I wanted to get a shot at the snow with some fresh on the top. The slope had been groomed and then treated with about 1 cm of fresh.
      First thing I found, wow these boards are fast. Wide boards can suffer some from such a wide frontal area, but the SIIs just flew. Secondly, they are so so easy to turn. At first I was over rotating, the input required was so much less than the xls. Once I figured them out, I had a blast.
      They don't sideslip as easily as XLs, in fact, the edge grip is just amazing, but the rocker makes them really easy to rotate. This is a really great combination for someone making the transition from skidding their turns to learning to carve. Boards like this make it so easy as they go up on edge in the blink of an eye.
      They prefer tight carves rather than huge open sweeps, and flat ground spins are simple.
      They also have loads of bite for stopping. Skating is also much easier than the wide boards because the edges hook up straight away.

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      • #4
        I have not ridden them set back yet, but here are a few further thoughts.
        Back in the day, when the Revolt was the only readily available option, we used to set them up for all mountain use in a very particular way. We would dull the tips/tails for about an inch, and mount the bindings set back about 30-40 mm. This needed some engineering, but the results were worth the effort. The tip dulling reduced hooking and over rotating at the end of hard carves, and the set back improved powder performance immeasurably.
        With the SIIs, this is all done for us, and in a much better way. The rocker does the same thing as dulling, but NOT at the cost of some edge grip, and the set back inserts saves the engineering.
        With Revolts set up this way, they could certainly handle powder. Not like a Rockered Condor of course, but not bad either. I wrote a trip report on here about a powder day on Revolts, not the two inches of fresh that so many call powder, but the real waist deep stuff, that for so many of us only happens a few times in a lifetime. The Revolts did great. But I used to like riding them best after a fall of about six inches of snow had been chopped up by the skiers. Really exciting stuff.
        But I was a bit younger and stronger then[emoji4]

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        • #5
          To Greco:

          Boards:
          2016 Spruce tuned Head Jr. Caddys - 131cm
          2013 Spruce "CTS" 120s
          2010 Spruce "Yellow/Red" 120s
          2018 Spruce "CTS" Crossbows - 115cm
          2016 RVL8 Spliffs - 109cm
          2008 RVL8 Revolt "City" - 105cm
          2017 RVL8 Sticky Icky Icky - 104cm
          2011 Defiance Blades - 101cm

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          • #6
            Originally posted by valmorel View Post
            It is a medium stiffness board, easy to flex in the hand, and the tips are also medium flex, not soft like the Rockered Condor.
            Thanks for review.

            How would you compare the overall stiffness/flex to the Revolt, DLP, or any other boards that some of us might have ridden for comparison?
            Boards / Skis
            RVL8 - Blunt XL 100
            Spruce - Crossbow 115
            Head - Ethan Too 141 & 151, SuperShape i.Titan 156
            Armada - Triple J 155
            Faction - Candide 2.0 166
            (previous: RVL8 - Revolt, KTP, DLP, Blunt, Rockered Condor, and BWP. Spruce - 120 and Osprey. Head Salamander 94, Caddy 131 & 151, and Ethan Too 161. Atomic - 1:20, Access 151, and Punx III 140. Summit Invertigo, Hagan OffLimit)
            Bindings
            Tyrolia PRD 12, Spruce Pro Risers w/ Tyrolia Attack 13
            Boots
            Atomic Overload Reactor 100

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            • #7
              Originally posted by macrophotog View Post
              Thanks for review.

              How would you compare the overall stiffness/flex to the Revolt, DLP, or any other boards that some of us might have ridden for comparison?
              Comparable with the Revolt, maybe very slightly softer.
              Sticky Icky Icky (go to dream board)
              Most everything else over time.
              Go Android

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              • #8
                Thanks for the report valmorel. Time to preorder.


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                Custom Twist Out duck foot bindings, Bombers (custom duck foot base plate and 3 pads), releasable S810ti on custom duck foot riser

                Nordica N3 NXT ski boots (best so far)


                Wife: 104 SII & 100 Blunt XL with S810ti bindings on custom "adjustable duck foot" risers

                Loaners: 125LE, 105 EMP, 101 KTP, 100 Blunt XL, 98 Slapdash, 88 Blunts

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                • #9
                  Like!!! from Italy

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                  ~ KTP ~ Revolts (mucho) ~ ALP/DLP ~ BCP ~ RC's ~ Blunt~ Blunt XL~ Spliff ~ Sticky ii~ Spruce LE /Osprey~ Crossbow ~ Bomber E2 Bindings / RVL8 Receptors
                  ~ Full Tilt Boots

                  ~ Your 1 ply guy



                  Big or Small I Ride them All !

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by valmorel View Post
                    Comparable with the Revolt, maybe very slightly softer.
                    Originally posted by valmorel View Post
                    I have not ridden them set back yet, but here are a few further thoughts.
                    Back in the day, when the Revolt was the only readily available option, we used to set them up for all mountain use in a very particular way. We would dull the tips/tails for about an inch, and mount the bindings set back about 30-40 mm. This needed some engineering, but the results were worth the effort. The tip dulling reduced hooking and over rotating at the end of hard carves, and the set back improved powder performance immeasurably.
                    With the SIIs, this is all done for us, and in a much better way. The rocker does the same thing as dulling, but NOT at the cost of some edge grip, and the set back inserts saves the engineering.
                    With Revolts set up this way, they could certainly handle powder. Not like a Rockered Condor of course, but not bad either. I wrote a trip report on here about a powder day on Revolts, not the two inches of fresh that so many call powder, but the real waist deep stuff, that for so many of us only happens a few times in a lifetime. The Revolts did great. But I used to like riding them best after a fall of about six inches of snow had been chopped up by the skiers. Really exciting stuff.
                    But I was a bit younger and stronger then[emoji4]

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                    rickylink

                    ~ KTP ~ Revolts (mucho) ~ ALP/DLP ~ BCP ~ RC's ~ Blunt~ Blunt XL~ Spliff ~ Sticky ii~ Spruce LE /Osprey~ Crossbow ~ Bomber E2 Bindings / RVL8 Receptors
                    ~ Full Tilt Boots

                    ~ Your 1 ply guy



                    Big or Small I Ride them All !

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                    • #11
                      ...comparable to the first generation 1 ply Revolt? flex?

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                      ~ KTP ~ Revolts (mucho) ~ ALP/DLP ~ BCP ~ RC's ~ Blunt~ Blunt XL~ Spliff ~ Sticky ii~ Spruce LE /Osprey~ Crossbow ~ Bomber E2 Bindings / RVL8 Receptors
                      ~ Full Tilt Boots

                      ~ Your 1 ply guy



                      Big or Small I Ride them All !

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rickylink View Post
                        ...comparable to the first generation 1 ply Revolt? flex?

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                        Comparable to the first gen pale blue Revolts with the low profile tips.

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                        Most everything else over time.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by valmorel View Post
                          Comparable to the first gen pale blue Revolts with the low profile tips.
                          That was before my skiboarding days, so I am not familiar with that model. . . But based on some searching, it appears that the first generation Revolts were much softer in flex than the current generation. Is that correct?

                          If so, then I am getting more interested. . .
                          Boards / Skis
                          RVL8 - Blunt XL 100
                          Spruce - Crossbow 115
                          Head - Ethan Too 141 & 151, SuperShape i.Titan 156
                          Armada - Triple J 155
                          Faction - Candide 2.0 166
                          (previous: RVL8 - Revolt, KTP, DLP, Blunt, Rockered Condor, and BWP. Spruce - 120 and Osprey. Head Salamander 94, Caddy 131 & 151, and Ethan Too 161. Atomic - 1:20, Access 151, and Punx III 140. Summit Invertigo, Hagan OffLimit)
                          Bindings
                          Tyrolia PRD 12, Spruce Pro Risers w/ Tyrolia Attack 13
                          Boots
                          Atomic Overload Reactor 100

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by macrophotog View Post
                            That was before my skiboarding days, so I am not familiar with that model. . . But based on some searching, it appears that the first generation Revolts were much softer in flex than the current generation. Is that correct?

                            If so, then I am getting more interested. . .
                            Not really. The Revolt has always been a medium flex board though there were some soft ones made at one point with the Tree graphic. The Sticky is by no means a stiff board though, even though the rocker changes the way board stiffness can be considered. Basically, a rocker board behaves as if it is softer than it really is.

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                            Most everything else over time.
                            Go Android

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by valmorel View Post
                              The Revolt has always been a medium flex board though there were some soft ones made at one point with the Tree graphic.
                              Have a pair, can confirm... TOO soft. Fun boards but you really feel like you're at the mercy of the mountain since the softness leads to an inability of the edges to bite the snow with authority at anything approaching fun speeds. Tree graphic with WHITE Revel8 base gfx are the softies for anyone curious.
                              Signatures are the online equivalent of an elevator fart. Here's anther one for you: CUPCAKE!

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