Have you ever seen one of Genovese’s video parts? Yeah that guys a solid rider and he demands a snowboard that will give him what he wants performance-wise. That’s why this deck from Dinosaurs Will Die is his signature model.
Board: Dinosaurs Will Die Genovese
Camber Option: Flat. If you put it on the ground there’s a little bit of rise towards the contact points.
Bindings: Rome 390 Boss
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Conditions: Over a foot of snow in a two day time frame making for some fun pow riding. The skies were overcast and bleak while the snow falling was that tiny ice particle crap that sticks to everything and hurts when it pelts you in the face.
Flex: This board has that true middle of the road flex. There’s a little bit of play in the tips making it feel softer then it stiffens up just outside the inserts. The torsional give has a bit going on which makes twisting it easy enough.
Stability: I wouldn’t call it a damp board by any means but over all it’s semi stable as long as you’re not trying to straight line through a mogul field.
Ollies: The board has a decent amount of snap which makes it playful when you’re cruising around a groomer or hitting natural drops.
Pop On Jumps: By no means is this a jump board but it has enough to get things done. Small to medium jumps aren’t going to be an issue. Would I go hit a 75 foot icy park booter of death? Probably not.
Butterability: The blunt shape with the flex pattern and camber profile make it easy to play around with. In pow this thing wants to butter.
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: Much like last years it’s not a super aggressive sidecut. Euro-carving takes some work and doing a quick tight turn while center flexing the deck just doesn’t allow for it to lock in as well as other decks.
Rider in Mind: The guy that’s not afraid of a bit stiffer park deck that can do it all.
Personal Thoughts: Not much has changed since last year and due to that it’s a predictable ride. DWD is onto a good thing and truly is rider driven. Would this board be for everyone, no! But those that are looking for something like I’ve described will be pleasantly surprised.
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Disclaimer: This board was loaned to us for review by Sean Genovese of Dinosaurs Will Die himself.