Renowned for telling it how he sees it, the Angry Snowboarder hasn't made a name for himself and his board reviews by making friends in the industry. Nope Angry will call a spade a spade and to hell with the consequences. It's one of the reasons we like to send him boards, for honest, opinionated, feedback.
When a board tester describes a board as "taking no prisinors" that's either a very good or very bad thing. In the case of the UNW8 it was just a way to describe how this all-mountain beast won't stand for any nonsense.
Snowmagazine took the UNW8, Pillow Talk and Stereo for a spin. After a few days on the boards the Stereo emerged as one of the tester's favourites thanks to the boards fun feel and versatility.
Host a handful of Dutch snowboard testers in Ischgl, Austria, and what do you get? Nope, the answer isn't an increase in bad apres ski music. You get 128 snowboards tried and tested in the space of a week. Here's what the wintersports.nl testers thought of the LoveLife, Stereo, Pocketknife, Paradigma and HiDef.