Board: Dinosaurs Will Die Geeves
Camber Option: Lowrider Camber. A traditional camber that is minimal.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: A mix of puking heavy wet snow, no snow falling, sunshine, and everything this spring could throw at it. The snow was sticky in some spots and fast in others.
Flex: This is one of the if not the stiffest board that DWD makes. You have to know that going into riding it. The tips have a little bit of flex while it’s stiffer under foot and through the middle. The torsional flex is equally as stiff. This board is meant for the charging guy that will ride a twin.
Stability: With its size and girth there’s an abundance of stability. Taking it through various conditions that ranged for perfectly groomed to sugar snow it never once faltered or wanted to wash out. On edge it held true through every turn.
Ollies: Load up the camber and this board will snap. It does take a bit more to get it to really pop, or that could be that I’m probably too small to be riding it. Either way if you get this board to load up it will boost.
Pop On Jumps: Hitting jumps in a blinding snow squall is probably not the best idea, but I did it anyways. This board sucked up the lip and snapped like it was meant to. Which if you’ve seen Geeves ride you’ll know he likes to go fast, pop hard, and take chances. This board did all that.
Butterability: It took entirely too much work to get it to lock in. Why? Probably because of its size and camber profile. Can it butter? Yes, but it takes a lot of work.
Jibbing: The snap onto a feature is great, locking in? Well as with buttering it takes a bit of work. The best thing to do is go fast and press harder than you think.
Carving: Ripping a hard carve you have to push the board to really do a deep aggressive nipple dragger. But for quick little turns or long drawn out carves this board was great.
Rider in Mind: Someone that wants a twin, likes traditional camber, and a stiffer flex. Or Andrew Geeves.
Personal Thoughts: This board was the Sixties last year. It rides like that and it’s a great board for what it is at a great price, but it is no where near the board for me. It takes a lot to initiate the pop and butters on it and makes it more aggressive. This puts it more in the realm of all mountain than freestyle which as I’ve already mentioned is how Geeves rides.
Comparable Boards: Endeavor KTV, Ride Burnout, Rome Mod Stale
Check out the past review of the Geeves when it was called the Sixties.
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This board was loaned to us for review from Dinosaurs Will Die marketing department.