Board: K2 Subculture
Camber Option: Precision Lifted. A flat camber zone through the majority of the board with a rocker up at the tips.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1DB Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Conditions: Sunny blue skies, wind gusts, fresh corduroy, and all that’s associated with typical Colorado Conditions.
Flex: This is a slightly stiffer all mountain freestyle deck. The tips have some play in it but after the rocker zone that blends into the lifted camber zone it progressively stiffens up. The torsional flex is rigid but responsive.
Stability: This is a damp yet still lively board. This helps with absorbing the small vibrations and chatter. In more variable terrain though you will feel the difference.
Ollies: This board has what I call camber 2.0 in it. This gives it the snap of traditional camber but the ease of a camrocker or hybrid camber for loading. To cut to the chase this board has snap.
Pop On Jumps: Having a slightly easier version of camber to load up on the lip makes for quicker snap with less effort. Don’t fear the small to the large lines with this puppy.
Butterability: There’s some play in the tips and you have to hit the flex zone between the flat to lifted area to really lock in. Once you do though, this is a board you can butter around, although it will rebound and fight back so being on top of your game helps.
Jibbing: If a 3/4ths setback turns you off then you might want to look elsewhere. But for those that won’t notice the difference then lets talk jibbing. I would keep your speed up as slow jibbing takes more effort. The sweet spot in the tips does lock in perfectly for presses and having a semi traditional camber zone between your feet does aid in boardslides.
Carving: Whether short quick turns or long drawn out ones this board can carve. The flex does make you work a tad bit more to get through the arc of the carve, but the reward is well worth it.
Rider in Mind: The Rad Dad type of rider that might go into the park, will cruise a groomer, and still wants camber or something very similar underfoot.
Personal Thoughts: While this is close to traditional camber, it doesn’t feel like it. It’s a tad bit easier to engage, which is easier on the knees. And lets be honest anything easier on the knees is good for you. The board over all is a fun ride that can handle it all.
Check out the 2015 review of the K2 Subculture.
Comparable Boards: Yes Typo, Rossignol Angus, Salomon Mans Board
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