The White Out is a new snowboard offered from Flow this year. It fills the void of a traditional cambered twin park board that you can destroy a rail on as well as send a jump. If you’re sick of companies not making a board for the park that rides like what you grew up with, then this is for you.
Board: Flow White Out
Camber Option: Pop Cam. Flat between the feet, camber under foot, and flat right before the upkick.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Conditions: Spring time mid day slush laps. Chunder, push mounds, sticky snow, fast snow, you name it they had it. Sunny skies and a bit of wind.
Flex: This board is actually a snappy soft deck. Over all it’s a little bit above a jib stick but definitely below a well rounded middle of the road park deck. The tips through the insert packs are soft and then a little stiffer between the bindings. The torsional give is highly abundant.
Stability: The way the flex is with this board you feel every contour in the snow. It just goes along for the ride. The only aspect of the board that gives it stability is the camber and that is still minimal. Expect a lively ride but not damp in any sense.
Ollies: The pop out of this board is immense. Seriously load up the tail and just boost to the moon. Probably one of the snappiest decks I’ve ever been on.
Pop On Jumps: Over shooting landings was the agenda for the day, even as the snow got slower and slower this board never once came close to hitting the knuckle, or the sweet spot for that matter. This board was designed to send a jump.
Butterability: The softer flex of this board just lets you play around on the snow with ease. Seriously butter that muffin till all the fat girls in the yard are chasing after you wanting more. The sweet spot is pretty much anything outside the insert pack so you don’t have to worry about locking in.
Jibbing: The softer flex, big sweet spot, and camber just make this board lock into any kind of press or slide. Slow or fast have your way with a rail or box.
Carving: The sidecut is deep enough to rail a hard turn but still mellow enough to do slow set up carves. The flex lets you drive the board through turns with ease.
Rider in Mind: A camber loving, softer park flex wanting, freestyle rider.
Personal Thoughts: The fact that some people were having issues with small to medium jumps and this board just sent it every time speaks volumes. The pop is the best attribute of this deck. The camber provides the stability you need in a flex like this and it just slayed the park as well as had fun on the side hits outside on the way to and from.
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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.