Who says camber is dead? Definitely not Jake Olson-Elm he sticks to the tried and true in his pro model from Signal. This boards not as soft as people make it out to be and the graphic does draw attention. Here’s what I had to say about it.
Camber Option: Traditional Camber. No bells or whistles.
Bindings: Raiden Phantoms
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 UFO Size 10
My Weight: 165
Conditions: Spring time corn slush under bluebird skies and above average warm temps.
Flex: Stiffer between the insert packs little softer in the tips and medium flex torsionally.
Stability: The boards a lot stiffer than the old J.O.E. I rode a few years ago and therefore a lot more stable than I remember. It the mashed potato sludge I was in was no match for this deck it cut through it just fine.
Ollies: The board can snap hard. Then again have you seen Jake’s video parts? The kid knows how to boost up on to features.
Pop On Jumps: The board has camber and is a bit stiffer it’s meant to hit jumps. Snapping hard off the lip you knew you were going to pop over the death knuckle and land in the sweet spot.
Butterability: It’s camber all you people that think leaning back on a rockered board is jibbing will probably cry that it can’t be buttered. It can you just have to know how to man handle a board.
Jibbing: The tips of the boards have a small sweet spot that you have to engage perfectly. If you do you’re going to have a fun ride across whatever obstacle you’re pressing. I will say this isn’t a jib board for the weak that want a soft easily pressable deck.
Carving: The sidecut is easily predictable. You don’t have to really force this deck to initiate turns. When on edge it’s easy to rail a turn hard and fast just as it is to be lazy and slowly set up for things.
Rider in Mind: Camber loving park rider that knows how a board is supposed to ride.
Personal Thoughts: The last time I rode a J.O.E. it was a lot softer this board is so far from that. I think this is a fully well rounded deck from Signal for park shreddery as well as all mountain use.
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