Board: Yes. 20/20
Camber Option: 3D Powder Hull. Flat between the feet, at the edge it continues to remain flat out to the upkick then rockers up. In the center where the hull is there’s an abrupt rocker right from outside the insert points. This boards tip is a true 3D shape.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB Size 10
My Weight: 170lbs
Conditions: Mid day spring powder chunder. Gray skies with the sun poking through at times, foggy clouds in spots, snow the consistency of dipping dots to light and fluffy in spots. Slightly warmer temps.
Flex: This board is really playful in the tips due to the 3D Powder full, it stiffens up under foot, then a bit more play between the feet, and finally the torsional give matches the flex at the center.
Stability: This board was not stable, I attribute a lot of it to the 146 size and believe if I had been on the 150 it might have been more stable. What I noticed was that the 3d Powder Hull acted like a fork where it was stiff on the outside but super soft in the middle which caused a bit of chatter. Underfoot is the only stable section of the board but it wasn’t damp which made for all vibrations to resonate back up to my foot.
Ollies/Pop: Over all this board has a ton of snap. Which is what I would expect for something designed to be Romain and Austins powder skateboard. I was boosting off every natural feature with ease and at no time did I think this board wasn’t going to have enough pop to get over a natural feature.
Butterability: Fair warning if you go sideways on your nose and tail and your weight becomes off kilter you may hook on the hull. This happened to me when some heavy snow collected inside the scoop and I ate shit. Otherwise the softer tip flex is super playful and you can butter around all over the snow. There is some solid rebound so doing frontside 180 to switch tail press to revert back is easy.
Carving: I wouldn’t attempt to race some serious Giant Slalom on this board, but there’s enough edge hold to lay a turn. The slightly wider profile does make it so your toes don’t drag either which was a nice bonus.
Rider in Mind: The guy that’s going to be spinning jumps and natural hits into powder all day.
Personal Thoughts: Would I ride this board as a regular resort board? NO, this thing is suited for BC Freestyle. It’s unique with the 3D Powder Hull shape and that made it a fun interesting ride. But the board does have limitations and I noticed that right away. Groomers were not friendly for this board. I will say this has to be one of the lightest boards I’ve ever ridden though which made it more than playful in tight trees and boosting off powder hits.
Comparable Boards: None this thing is a one of a kind wonder.
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This board was loaned to us for review by Yes Snowboards marketing department.