2013 Flow Rush Used and Reviewed
Boards with boob implants are the new thing evidently. Who doesn’t want to get their board augmented and slam some rails down on them. I’ll let the review talk for itself.
Board: Flow Rush
Camber Option: I-Rock. Center reverse camber with a convex base coupled with their Augmented Base Technology.
Bindings: Nitro Raiden
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 UFO Size 10
My Weight: 165
Conditions: High winds with sunny skies and fresh pow for the first day. Second day sunny bluebird park laps in the best park on earth.
Flex: Stiff little looser in the tips but not by much lending itself to be more designed for all mountain versatility than all around park domination.
Stability: You can feel micro chatter under foot but between the bindings the ABT (silicone insert that absorbs impact) dampens. Over all it’s not a sloppy kind of instability it’s like that micro chatter that just fatigues your feet a bit if you get into variable icy wind blown conditions.
Ollies: This board is meant to be ridden hard and popped fast. If you’re thinking to yourself, “Gee I’ll just be lazy as fuck and butter around then pop this going about as fast as Granny in her grocery getter” you would be sadly mistaken.
Pop On Jumps: It’s a jump deck and being on your game you have to just snap it and let it fly.
Butterability: Pretty close to non existent. This board can do pow butter but then again what snowboard can’t? It’s a board for the guys sending it on big line jumps.
Jibbing: Took so much effort to muscle presses out of this thing. The sweet spot is minuscule at best.
Carving: Now railing turns is fun on this board if you’re pointing. Roll it up on edge and center flex that board to get your inner Euro on.
Rider in Mind: Someone sending big jumps and needing a stiffer deck.
Personal Thoughts: I’m not sure how I feel about the ABT yet as it didn’t really seem to make all that difference to me in how the board rode other than making under my feet seem to chatter. The flex of this board is too much for me and having to work that hard on a deck just isn’t in the cards for my 165lb frame anymore.
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