Launch snowboards hasn’t forgotten about the camber loving ladies of the world. There are two versions of the 2014 Vice this one in camber and the Vice RC. Zara was able to test them out both back to back, here’s what she had to say about the cambered version.
Board: Launch Vice
Camber Option: Traditional Camber.
Bindings: Salomon Absolute Pure
Stance: 21 Wide 15 Negative 15 Regular
Boots: Salomon Kianna Size 6
My Weight: 148
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Grey bird, slush, ice, flurries.
Flex: That middle of the road flex which makes for a predictable ride.
Stability: There was enough stability to not feel like I was going to get tossed around in the varying snow conditions.
Ollies: This board has some snap. I attribute this to the flex pattern and having camber underneath my feet.
Pop On Jumps: This board is meant to pop off a jump. If doing ollies proved how poppy it was then hitting the lip of a jump was just ten times more better.
Butterability: There was nothing remarkable about the butterability of this deck. It got the job done with the typical amount of work you would expect from a cambered snowboard.
Jibbing: For being cambered this board locked in real well on features and was decent across the board.
Carving: Obvious good stability and carve at higher speeds due to the profile of the deck. Held true to the slush bumps and muddy Velcro like spots.
Rider in Mind: A girl that just wants the board to go, this is the real meat and potatoes snowboard. The grocery getter if you will. Fun graphics, not too heavy just a fun cruiser that will function without too much devoted brain power or leg burn.
Personal Thoughts: Was happy with this board. No real negatives to speak of. This board is ideal for the social shredder; the intermediate that just wants to go and not think.
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Disclaimer: This board was loaned to us for product review from Launch Snowboards marketing department.