Board: Dinosaurs Will Die Maet
Camber Option: Lowrider Camber. A very minimal traditional camber.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 22.5 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1DB Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Conditions: Slightly overcast with some sun and warmer temps making the snow soft.
Flex: It’s a slightly stiffer mid flexing twin park board. There’s a little bit more give in the tips than under foot and then an even torsional flex between the feet.
Stability: With the slightly wider profile and traditional camber this board was super stable. It didn’t matter if I was in rutted out side chunder or just pushing around mounds of soft snow it absorbed the chatter.
Ollies: Traditional camber pops, especially if you know how to load it up. Snapping off rollers, side hits, and natural features was a breeze.
Pop On Jumps: More surface area equals a greater chance of popping off a lip. This board delivers on small and medium features and I can tell would kill it on the bigger jump lines.
Butterability: The lessened tip kick is interesting for buttering. You can leverage onto it with less work than a more upright kick. This makes buttering a bit easier but due to the flex pattern and the fact this is regular camber you still have to work for it.
Jibbing: If you’ve never jibbed on a mid wide you’re missing out. With the greater surface area you can really lock into presses and slides.
Carving: Short quick turns or long drawn out ones, it doesn’t matter. This board is meant to carve.
Rider in Mind: The all around freestyle rider that might have a bigger foot or wants a wider surface area. Don’t be off put by having a bit more girth between your feet (that’s what she said).
Personal Thoughts: The nice thing about this board is that the minimal camber isn’t so overwhelming you have to spend all your time trying to load it up to get the pop you want. Then add in the wider profile and you’ve got the makings for a fun time in the terrain park.
Check out the 2015 review of the DWD Maet.
Comparable Boards: DC Mega, Ride Burnout, Rome Mod
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This board was loaned to us for review from Dinosaurs Will Die’s marketing department.