Shinn Monk Glitch 135 Board Test Review

Shinn Monk Glitch Kiteworld test

READ THE FULL SHINN MONK GLITCH 135 BOARD TEST WHICH FIRST APPEARED IN KITEWORLD #107 ON OUR NEW FREE DIGITAL PLATFORM IN NOVEMBER 2020.

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Shinn Monk Glitch Board Test Review

Everything we loved about the old Monk, now re-vamped for more performance.”

TESTED BY: JIM GAUNT AND CHRIS BULL


TEST TEAM NOTES:

The Monk has commanded a special place in the freeride market ever since it set a new standard for comfort and control eight years ago. Once you’d got a feel for the silky smooth riding-on-air experience, many riders found moving on to anything else a jarring experience.

Shinn Monk Glitch Kiteworld test

‘If it’s not broken don’t fix it’ was the mantra when it came to the Monk, so why the brave relaunch of the new Monk Glitch? Well, it seems that Mr Shinn doesn’t want to see a whole swathe of riders getting too comfortable lolling around on their comfy sofa when they could be riding much quicker and jumping higher while still looking after their knees.

Chief tester Bully appreciated the old Monk’s comfort, but as a man of a certain mineral nature, who rides with more impressive kilojoules than most (especially of his antiquity), he says that the new Glitch is the first Monk that he’d consider owning.

“I’ve had some interesting moments in awfully close knit chop. Looking down at the board I’ve enjoyed watching it react. It’s excellent at cleaning up the mess that’s beneath you and really saved my knees.”

Is it time to slow down then, Bully?

“No! I’m just really impressed with the feel and bite this year. The edging is strong but very progressive and I could really recommend this to a lot of people.”

SHINN MONK GLITCH BALANCE POINTS
TEST SCORE BREAKDOWNS HERE

Build quality: 9
Fixtures and fittings: 8.5
Speed: 8
Pop: 8
Drive: 8
Flex: 7
Comfort: 8
Looseness: 5 .5
Grip: 8 .5
Upwind: 8
Slider proof: NA
Boots applicable: No
Freeriding: 9
Freestyle: 7.5
Ease of use: 9

SIZES: 137 x 44, 135 x 42, 133 x 41 and 131 x 40cm

(This is an excerpt from Kiteworld Magazine Issue 107)

READ THE FULL SHINN MONK GLITCH 135 BOARD TEST REVIEW HERE IN ISSUE #107

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