Last year this board had a sintered base this year it gets an extruded one and a slight drop in price. Does that change the ride? Not really enough to make a noticeable difference. At least they kept the zombie theme.
Board: LaMar Cranium
Camber Option: Flat rocker. Flat between the feet with rocker just outside the insert pack.
Bindings: Raiden Phantoms
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 UFO Size 10
My Weight: 165
Conditions: Sunny spring slush laps.
Flex: Softer in the tips stiffening up under to between the feet.
Stability: The softer tips don’t let you charge hard through chunder. Over all it’s a lively board that lets you feel the snow underneath and can handle its own in most terrain.
Ollies: You can snap with this board it has enough carbon in it to give you pop out of the tips.
Pop On Jumps: It’s got a good flex for small to medium sized jumps and the right amount of snap to let you boost if you need to or just be lazy and let the lip throw you.
Butterability: It’s rockered and soft what do you think? It’s like pressing for dummies get on it.
Jibbing: The sweet spot is big and locks in on presses perfectly well. It’s one of those middle of the road flexes that can handle jibbing and won’t make you work too hard.
Carving: The sidecut holds up for hard fast turns along with long drawn out carves. If you really push it in a hard carve the softer flex might give out a bit.
Rider in Mind: All mountain freestylist that wants to do it all.
Personal Thoughts: They downgraded it to an extruded base this year which honestly makes a tad bit more sense for the price-point of this board. Otherwise it’s just as solid as the last years counterpart in my opinion and something just about anyone could ride and be stoked on.
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