2013 Lamar Word Used and Reviewed
Everyone is adding some form of hybrid camber to their line up. The only variation amongst companies is how big the camber zones are. With Lamar theirs is so prevalent it makes the board almost hook free and keeps the contact points off the snow immensely reducing drag.
Board: Lamar Word
Camber Option: Delta Cam. Reverse between the feet camber under foot.
Bindings: Raiden Phantoms
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 UFO Size 10
My Weight: 165
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Mix of sun and clouds with slushy corn snow and mixed in corduroy groomers.
Flex: Softer in the tips stiffer in between the bindings. A smooth even middle of the road park flex.
Stability: The boards super stable in varying types of terrain.
Ollies: The camber zones coupled with the carbon x allows for the board to be loaded up and popped to the moon.
Pop On Jumps: It can handle jumps just fine and there’s an abundance of pop.
Butterability: The blunt shape, softer tip flex, and alternate camber profile you can really butter around. Weight up the back foot and the nose is up and vice versa.
Jibbing: The tips have a nice sweet spot to land in presses. The board is designed to do it all in the park but stands out on jibs in my opinion.
Carving: The way the sidecut sits on the Delta Cam it gives you two contact points on each edge that really bite into the snow. You can rail a hard turn on this board and it will lock in. Occasionally you might notice it slip a bit out if you don’t center your weight exactly.
Rider in Mind: All mountain park guy on a budget.
Personal Thoughts: The way this camber profile sits it lifts the contact points and decreases any drag. This makes it ride real fast. Over all this board does it all that you put in front of it and on a budget. The blunt shape is great for grabbing and pressing which makes it more versatile.
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