Days riding on this board:11-25, Review:When I received the request to share my review, I went to the Trapper website to familiarize myself with the Major's description. The goose bumps were instant. The description is so incredibly accurate I found myself in a trance.
Imaging myself flying downward in knee deep POW with artful precision. Then to a spring groomer day, curving corduroy like a surgeon on speed. Long story short, the big bear performs just as the description on website states it would. It is a hard charging thrill machine.
Unfortunately for me, I overlooked one small detail which keeps this board from being crowned King of the Hill. Based on my height, weight and riding ability, I elected to go with the 160 over the 155. When I mounted bindings I noticed how wide the stance was compared to my other boards, even the longer ones. I convinced myself I could adapt and off I went. Its been journey. Not only have I had to learn to ride with a significantly wider stance, I had change my traditional stance completely. Typically I ride feet almost parallel a little greater than shoulder width apart angled slightly forward. On the Ursa I ride the ultra wide duck foot stance. Its not favorite and find it harder on my knees and hips. It almost prevents me from venturing into the super tight trees which I fucking love. On tree hugging days the bear gets traded in for the fish:l
Id buy another Trapper in a heart beat though. In fact, I just might.