Board: Monument Momento Mori
Camber Option: Traditional camber. If I have to explain what this you’re reading the wrong review.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB Size 10
My Weight: 170lbs
Conditions: Early morning spring groomers under bluebird skies and no wind. The snow was very firm and very fast making it optimal for setting an edge.
Flex: This boards flex profile is softer tips with it being stiffer from under foot through between the feet. The torsional flex between the feet compliments this as well making it a little on the stiffer side.
Stability: If you’re fully flat based this board feels stable, but the second you start transitioning your weight you’ll notice chatter in the tips. This is due to the flex pattern. The best way to describe it is if the snow is perfect and you’re perfectly weighted over the board it’ll be stable, the second you get into choppy snow or the board isn’t centered weighted expect to get tossed around.
Ollies: The tail is spongy, when you go to load it up you can feel it over flex before it hits the point where it wants to rebound. This gives it some snap, but it’s not overly poppy for a board with traditional camber. Expect to do most of the work with this.
Pop On Jumps: Letting the lip of the jump throw you this board actually can hit a jump. If you try to pop you just have to be calculated with how the snap is with it to get the optimal effect.
Butterability: The softer tips really let you play around with the board. It’s not the most buttery stick on the planet but it gets the job done.
Jibbing: Those softer tips really lock into presses with ease. Finding the sweet spot is easy and once you do expect to feel locked in and ready to pop out of any press. Traditional camber has a way of just feeling so secure when you do a board slide and this board doesn’t disappoint.
Carving: Short quick turns are easy, mellow carves are easy and well hard aggressive carves? They aren’t this boards strong suit. You can’t lay deep trenches, but what you can do is leave a nice line down the snow. It’s a non aggressive sidecut.
Rider in Mind: The park guy that wants camber but softer tips and will venture outside the park from time to time.
Personal Thoughts: Monument claims this board is for the more backcountry freestyle oriented rider. I would disagree, there’s nothing about this board that would make it stand out as a powder freestyle stick. It’s more or less better on a groomed run hitting side hits or in the park. While not a bad board, it’s not a stand out by any means and falls into the category of “well it will get you down the hill”.
Comparable Boards: Interior Plain Project Harrow, Capita The Outsiders, Salomon Sabotage
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This board was loaned to us for review by Monument Snowboards marketing department.