The Flow Era is the big brother of the Flow Verve. It’s a bit snappier, a bit more stable, and just a bit better. Featuring their I-Rock camber profile you get the best of both worlds with a reverse and traditional camber.
Board: Flow Era
Camber Option: I-Rock. Rocker with a convex base between the feet, camber underfoot, and flat right before the up kick in the tips.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Conditions: Sunny skies, mid day slush with hints of firm snow, and a little bit of wind.
Flex: This is a true middle of the road park flex in my opinion. The tips have a little bit of rigidity which makes then snappy and not overly soft, then it stiffens up under foot in the camber zones, and finally softens up between the feet. The torsional give matches the flex between the feet which keeps it consistent.
Stability: The boards stable to a point. I wouldn’t charge a 45 degree face of ice, but on groomers and in the park you’ll be fine. You might notice a bit of vibration underfoot in the camber zone but that is minimal.
Ollies: This board can pop. Loading up the camber zone gives a little added boost, most of the pop actually comes from the carbon down the center. You can send this board with ease off natural features.
Pop On Jumps: This board is great for small to medium or even some larger jumps. It boosts perfectly and lands consistently.
Butterability: The camber profile and flex make a perfect blend for a board you can butter but have to work for. Playing around on this deck you learn the sweet spot instantly and that’s where you ideally want to be when up on the tips playing around.
Jibbing: Come into a feature slow or fast it won’t matter. This board locks in perfectly on presses and slides great.
Carving: The camber under foot helps give added contact when on edge. You can drive a hard carve with ease on this board or be lazy and mellow if you want. All in all this is a board that does what you want it to do.
Rider in Mind: The hybrid camber riding all mountain freestyle guy.
Personal Thoughts: I’ve ridden this board a lot over the last few years. It’s become a personal favorite for how consistent it rides and how versatile it truly is. For 2015 that continues which shouldn’t disappoint anyone looking at this board.
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Disclaimer: This board was sent to us for product review from the Flow marketing department. This was a pre-production model there could be changes in the production model.