Dinosaurs Will Die hasn’t died yet and there’s no sign of that. The little brand that keeps growing and producing a great team driven product tweaked the Kwon for 2015. Read the review and find out how this board stacks up.
Board: Dinosaurs Will Die Kwon
Camber Option: Hybrid Camber 1. Camber between the feet with rocker in the tips making it a camrocker.
Bindings: K2 Formula
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Conditions: Mix of sun and clouds on top of 6 plus inches of fresh snow. With warmer temperatures the snow became heavy and fast.
Flex: Softer in the tips and stiffening up under foot are the name of the game with this boards core profile. Over all it’s a true mid all mountain freestyle flex.
Stability: In bumpier terrain you can feel the rocker in the tips as it will bounce around a bit, but underfoot it locks in and absorbs the chatter.
Ollies: The snap out of the tips is ample enough to boost over features in your way or get up on an urban approach rail. While not the poppiest deck I’ve ridden it still has enough to surprise you when you want it as you’re charging through a natural roller line.
Pop On Jumps: Approach the lip and snap off the tail and you’re golden. This is a board that you can let work for you as you’re hitting features in the park.
Butterability: The flat rocker n the tips lets you really get up on them as you pop into a press. The flex point is perfectly located outside the insert packs which lends itself to playing around.
Jibbing: This board can jib and lock into features really well. The tips flex point really allows the rider to sit in presses on down features.
Carving: A deeper sidecut would let this board rail turns deeper but as it’s designed to be more at home boosting off natural features and doing tight turns in the trees it gets the job done. Don’t expect to lay serious Eurocarves with it, but know it can hold its own on a groomer.
Rider in Mind: The guy that is making the mountain his playground and will spend just as much time boosting off natural hits as well as hitting park features.
Personal Thoughts: The camber underfoot is noticeable and really gives it that feeling of locking in while loading the board. The flat rocker in the tips gives it a bit of play but not to the point you feel that the board is going to wash out or give when landing in the back seat.
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