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 Indy
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1DB Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Conditions: Mix of sun and clouds and slightly warmer temps.
Flex: Softer in the tips and stiffening up under foot with a bit of torsional give. Over all it’s a true mid all mountain freestyle flex.
Stability: This board is meant to be stable under foot. What you do get is a bit of chatter in the tips at high speeds due to the rocker zone.
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. Want to pop over that slow sign? Don’t hesitate.
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: Rocker in the tips always helps with butter, what’s nice is that the camber zone gives a bit of rebound so you can really press into the board and get snap out of it.
Jibbing: Locking into a press was a breeze and this board does what needs to be done to slide a feature. The camber under foot is great for board slides and makes you feel secure.
Carving: Rip a quick turn and don’t hesitate. Want to really set an edge in and put your nipples into the corduroy? Well then you better be prepared to work for it.
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: If you’re a camber lover and want to try out a different profile I would recommend this deck. It’s a great way to get introduced to something that’s a bit easier on the knees and body but still has the snap of traditional camber. It was a real fun ride all over the mountain.
Check out the 2015 review of the DWD Kwon.
Comparable Boards: Yes Typo, Rossignol Jibsaw, Arbor Coda
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This board was loaned to us for review by DWD Snowboards marketing department.