Board: Dinosaurs Will Die Brewster
Camber Option: Lowrider Camber. A mellow traditional camber
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Overcast skies, occasional snow, slush to firm snow depending where you were on the mountain, and no wind.
Flex: This board is a middle of the road park flex. It has more play in the tips as you would expect then right before the insert pack it stiffens up a bit, and then gets softer again in the middle. The torsional flex isn’t very rigid and easy to initiate a twisting motion.
Stability: For being a park board it was surprisingly stable outside the park. Going through frozen uneven terrain as well as piles of slush and chunder it pushed through and never once wanted to wash out.
Ollies: Load up the camber and pop or be a little skatey and just snap the tail at the last minute. This board worked either way. When hitting side hits though I found this thing could just snap a bit more than you thought. Off rollers and berms it was relentless in how it wanted to get into the air.
Pop On Jumps: Jumps were a breeze on this deck. It has more than enough snap for small to medium/large-ish jumps. The pop is there as well as the stability you will need.
Butterability: There’s a sweet spot in the tips that lets you balance perfectly over the nose or tail when buttering. It’s here that you can get optimal snap out of a press and continue on your way. The best way to describe it is precision buttering.
Jibbing: If you have seen Brewster ride then you know he’s a jib kid. This board doesn’t disappoint and is designed for aggressive powerful jibbing. That means press hard, snap out of features often, and never once think you can let your guard down.
Carving: The sidecut isn’t the most aggressive out there which means ripping hard knee dropping Euro-carves takes a bit more effort. But for those that like to do a long drawn out turn this board is great. The edge to edge initiation is quick and snappy.
Rider in Mind: The park guy that does it all but wants precision and quick calculated maneuvers.
Personal Thoughts: This rode how I thought it would. Which is aggressive and concise. It locks into presses like a dream while giving you the snap out you need. When on edge you can push it and know it won’t buckle. All in all as pro-models and DWD boards go it’s great.
Comparable Boards: K2 Bottle Rocket, Interior Plain Project Harrow, Yes Jackpot
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This board was loaned to us for review by Dinosaurs Will Die’s marketing department.