Sometimes the little guys surprise you and send you a deck that is just phenomenal to ride. This was one of those decks. With a solid camber profile utilizing their Mustache Rocker, flex, and come on who can hate a board with a fucking Unicorn on it. MarHar made one of the best riding decks for 2013 I’ve been on.
Board: MarHar MyStick
Camber Option: Mustache Rocker. Camber zones under the inserts, reverse between the feet, and a little early rise in the tips.
Bindings: Raiden Phantoms
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 UFO Size 10
My Weight: 165
Conditions: Sunny blue skies with a few clouds and crisp but not overly cold conditions.
Flex: Playful and springy comes to mind. Little bit of give out in the tips stiffening up from insert pack to insert pack. Torsionally there’s a fair amount of give.
Stability: Charging flat based you would get a little flutter in the tips but not enough to make you panic. The one thing it’s lacking though is dampness there were more than a few times I would come down hard on the ice/firm snow and get that bone jarring experience. I attribute this to the bamboo in the core which is not a good dampener by any means. Just think of this board as stable but not damp.
Ollies: The pop on this board is so solid. The mix of carbon with bamboo just allows you to load up and pop hard and high. Urban rails will be your bitch.
Pop On Jumps: Just like flat land ollies this thing excels you do not have to worry about getting the right amount of load to make it to a jumps sweet spot.
Butterability: The camber profile and flex pattern made this thing fun in the tips for doing ground presses.
Jibbing: There’s an awesome sweet spot in the tips that lets you just feel locked and loaded for presses. The twin shape and camber profile gives it a versatility for everything from wide butter boxes to gnarly little urban round barrels.
Carving: Like many other boards with that hybrid camber profile that mixes both reverse and mini camber zones you can just lock in right under foot. Laying hard carves you just felt locked in and with the flex of the board if you wanted to make it a mellow line you could but at the drop of a dime you could center flex the board and change the whole arc of the carve.
Rider in Mind: Park kid that still wants to cruise around the mountain and play around.
Personal Thoughts: This board has serious pop and great edge hold. The other thing to take note of is that most American made boards topsheets tend to look thick and not as shiny as the European or Chinese counterparts. This is not the case with the board I know it’s only an aesthetic but it’s still something to consider. I will say that the camber profile is super fun for playing around on the whole mountain. The only downside is that dead clank I would hear when landing to flat on features or slamming down hard on ice. This is one of the trade offs for more bamboo though.
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