Hockey and snowboarding have a lot of similarities. Both of them require cold temps and frozen water, both will give you a beat down from time to time, and they both require sticks to participate. Unlike a hockey stick, however, the Technine Thompson Pro Snowboard is a shred stick that helps Dylan Thompson lay down mind blowing tricks and slay jaw droppingly huge features from the park to the streets. It has a mostly flat profile with rocker at the tip and tail to give it a forgiving feel that's still stable enough to stomp big drops. Biax glass gives it a buttery flex so you can get those nosepresses looking proper, while carbon Vs at the nose and tail keep it from being a limp noodle by improving energy transfer, allowing you to pop crispy ollies and hold an edge on hard carves. Tip to tail poplar keeps the core lightweight and gives it a lively feel, and birch hardwood strips running down the middle channel pop and reinforce the inserts to prevent blowouts. Technine upgraded the Thompson Pro this season by giving it a tough sintered base that withstands harsh impacts and retains wax well to keep you moving fast. It's finished off with Custom Jib edges that are detuned so you can start boardsliding through kinks from day one without fear of hanging up.