2013 Echelon Attack Plan Used and Reviewed
Who says you can’t get some bells and whistles in an easily affordable deck? Well this board lives up to that keeping it under the $350 mark. Sure it’s not for everyone and the softer flex might not be ideal for someone looking to send it but hey when you’re on a budget and need to attack that park this could be for you.
Board: Echelon Attack Plan
Camber Option: Flat-Rise with true 3D base. Flat between the feet with a bit of rocker in the tips. Remember Omatics BS tech? That’s what the true 3D base is, it’s flat up until about an inch from the edge then it bevels up.
Bindings: Raiden Phantoms
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 UFO Size 10
My Weight: 165
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies with warmer temps and slushy snow.
Flex: Softer tips while slightly stiffer between the feet. There’s a fair amount of torsional give. Over all it’s a tad bit softer than a true middle of the road park flex.
Stability: Throw that out the door this board can feel everything. It gets bounced around in any kind of terrain.
Ollies: This board does have some snap but not enough to make it stand out.
Pop On Jumps: It has enough pop to get the job done on small to medium sized jumps but for anything bigger you’ll want to upgrade to a different board.
Butterability: This is where the board stands out it’s soft in the tips, it has True 3D on the base, and it’s got rocker. You can just spin in circles for days with this thing and not worry about it.
Jibbing: The board locks into presses fairly well. One thing I noticed is if you get a bit over zealous you can go over the handle bars or into the backseat big time. It’s designed for the person that’s never been able to press realistically. True 3d is great since you don’t have to worry about catching an edge.
Carving: You can over flex this board so it washes out on hard carves. It’s best to realize this board is for the progressing rider that won’t hard charge with it which is why skidded turns or just mellow carves are fine, but for those doing Euro carves it’s not enough board.
Rider in Mind: Jib kid or beginner to low level intermediate.
Personal Thoughts: It’s a solid entry level to intermediate board but for a more advanced rider you have to tone down what you throw at it. The True 3D base is great for not catching an edge and the rocker is nice to allow for cheater presses. Over all if you’re on a budget and just starting out solid contender, but if you’re a solid rider upgrade to the Franken.
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