Sean Genovese is the slayer of dinosaurs, the purveyor of keeping snowboarding closer to its roots, and just a all around great dude. His model from Dinosaurs Will Die embodies everything he brings to the table as a rider. Read the review and remember Dinosaurs Will Die!
Board: Dinosaurs Will Die Genovese
Camber Option: Flat camber. Neither positive nor negative it just tows the line at zero.
Bindings: K2 Formula
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Resort: Beaver Creek and Breckenridge
Conditions: High winds, low light, and knee plus deep snow anywhere there were trees for it to stick to.
Flex: Compared to years past this felt just a bit stiffer. This puts it further on the stiffer twin spectrum. The tips also weren’t as playful.
Stability: Being that it was stiffer it felt more stable. Especially when going through rutted out terrain.
Ollies: The pop isn’t over the top but it isn’t lacking. You can load up and pop over obstacles in your way and not worry.
Pop On Jumps: Small to medium jumps aren’t going to be an issue, but by no means is this a big jump deck. The pop is enough for playing around and riding the terrain park like a skatepark.
Butterability: The stiffer flex makes you work for it a bit more than in the previous models. If you’re competent in how you ride and butter this gets the job done.
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: On ice this board had next to no grip. The wind scoured groomers at Beaver Creek became deadly making for an interesting attempt at carving. In soft snow this board grips an edge and rails a turn real well.
Rider in Mind: The guy that rides like Sean Genovese. They can be hitting a rail one minute or launching a natural roller into pow the next.
Personal Thoughts: I missed the softer flex of the older versions. It was just more playful which made it far more fun when dorking around on the mountain.
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Disclaimer: This board was sent to us for product review from Dinosaurs Will Die marketing department. This was a pre-production model there could be changes in the production model.