Dinosaurs Will Die is a brand that’s garnered a lot of attention more so for it’s team than it’s boards. Being that they’re still relatively young it’s been a challenge to get on one of these decks. Sean Genovese himself was awesome enough to make this review happen. Trust me when I say I don’t see an extinction coming any time soon.
Camber Option: Flat although looking at it there seems to be just a hair of micro rocker in the tips.
Bindings: Raiden Phantom
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 UFO Size 10
My Weight: 165
Conditions: Overcast with intermittent sun bursts, slightly colder, ice with slush in spots, fucked up spring conditions.
Flex: Stiffer to just past the inserts then softer tips. Fair amount of torsional give.
Stability: With how crap the conditions were in spots this board just absorbed chatter and survived the death chunder. The dampness was a bit of a surprise for how park/jib oriented Sean is as a rider as well as the over all image of this company.
Ollies: This board has snap. The flat camber gives it that slightly loose feel which adds to the skate like pop when initiating off rollers.
Pop On Jumps: While not an overly dominate jump board it has enough snap to send it on small to medium sized jumps and not feel like you’re going to die.
Butterability: The slightly blunted out tips and smaller soft spot lend itself to being on point with locking in a ground press but when you do it’s going to be fun.
Jibbing: The sweet spot is so small on this board that you have to be on point to lock in but when you are it looks good. The board can slide and it’s not something you need to fear sucking or hanging up.
Carving: It’s not a super aggressive sidecut but it’s enough to get it on edge and feel locked in. Short quick turns and long drawn out ones are not a problem.
Rider in Mind: Someone that wants a slightly stiffer park deck with flat camber and a slightly blunted shape that has pop.
Personal Thoughts: It’s my first time riding a Dinosaurs Will Die and I have to say I was thoroughly impressed with how it handled. The conditions sucked but that didn’t stop me from having fun on the features knowing that at any given moment I could be bucked to an icy landing of death.
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