Camber Option: Minimalist camber. Micro traditional camber.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB Size 10
My Weight: 170lbs
Conditions: A mix of blue and gray skies giving it a haze, slightly colder temperatures, fresh perfect groomers, hidden pow stashes in the trees, zero wind, and great visibility.
Flex: There’s a consistent snappy yet playful flex to this board. It’s a hair softer out at the contact points then gets every so slightly stiffer towards the inserts and through the middle. The torsional give matches up to this flex as well which makes the board lively.
Stability: Rarely did I notice chatter at speeds on groomers with this board. The only time I felt the tips have a little bit of give was in chopped out mogul/banked tree runs. Over all the board is damp enough to not fatigue your legs through a full day of hard charging.
Ollies: The cool thing with minimal camber is that you don’t have to pre-load it as hard as you would traditional camber to pop. This gives the board a more skate styled nuance to jumping over or on natural and man made obstacles. If you’re looking for a deck to pop hard with, this is it.
Pop On Jumps: I consistently found myself over shooting jumps on this board. It just has that perfect blend of camber, snap, and flex to load up off a lip and send it.
Butterability: There’s a small sweet spot in the tips that is perfect for locking into ground presses. This board does have a little fight in it when you’re playing around which makes it fun to snap out of a butter. Over all if you know how to butter and flex a board you will get the desired effect.
Jibbing: Hitting that sweet spot on a rail or box is imperative of how your press will be. Lock in perfect and you’re looking like a pro, half ass it and welcome to zeach city. This board is fun at medium to high speed jibbing, slow speeds take more work.
Carving: Do you like to rip hard aggressive turns on a twin medium flex park board? Then this is your deck. Tight quick turns were a breeze, but doing full blown Euro-carves were where it was at. The flex of this board really let you drive your knee into the center of the board to push the arc of the carve through its apex.
Rider in Mind: The guy that wants a little camber, a playful yet lively flex, and will do it all from slash a pow turn in the trees to send a 40 foot jump.
Personal Thoughts: It says something when you don’t want to put down a board. This was one of those boards! The way this board handles just stuck out as a true quiver killer twin board that you could be comfortable riding deep pow or sending off a big park jump. It was at home on rails as well as railing turns. Over all IPP has a solid board on their hands here.
Comparable boards: Capita The Outsiders, DC PBJ, Rossignol Jibsaw
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This board was loaned to us for product review from The Interior Plain Project marketing department.