CATEGORY Groomed DIMENSIONS 120-84-105 (158) LENGTHS 144, 151, 158, 165, 172 PRICE $600
The new Astral 84 boasts a bad-ass blunt-nose tip, a powerful flat tail, lightweight balsa core, and a sheet of vibration-damping metal with hexagons punched out to reduce weight. Experts who spend most of their time arcing on groomed can push it with all they’ve got, yet it’s forgiving enough to coax anyone into nice, clean arcs. “Confidence instilling,” Barnes said.
VALUE SCORE 6.47