The Mercury is a serious mean machine for the more advanced aggressive riders out there. It has a freeride designed profile with traditional camber running almost the whole length, with rocker at the ends to elevate the contact points.
Fresh for 2017, it has engineered carbon arcs and bomber panda core for extra durability. The new bamboo power rods (no less than 8 in total) give that extra snap and pop for majestic but powerful ollies. But this is a stiff board, so if you want to jib around with presses and butters, you will need to work for it.
On groomers and in powder snow, it feels like the Rolls Royce of snowboards, as it simply purrs when riding fast and is super stable under your feet.
The turn initiation is very middle of the road but the Mercury gives wide arced carving a different dimension. Although it is a directional board, we still found it a pure joy when riding switch. Being a slightly hybrid camber profile, the Mercury is more forgiving than a true camber, but certainly will not hold your hand on a washed out landing.