Board: Dinosaurs Will Die Larson
Camber Option: Repop Camber. Flat between the feet and just past the inserts to rocker in the tips.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Everything from puking heavy wet snow, to sun poking through, with zero wind, and snow that was either slushy, firm, or death chunder.
Flex: This board is playful yet responsive. You have an abundance of flex in the tips with it being just a hair stiffer between the feet. There was a lot of torsional flex which added to the playful nature of this board.
Stability: I found this board mildly stable when cruising around the mountain and getting into variable terrain. It would get bounced around in frozen moguls and death chunder.
Ollies: This board actually has a lot of snap out of the tips. Hitting side hits and rollers I found I was popping a bit higher than I thought I was going to. It has a very skate style of pop instead of the load up and snap you get from a traditional camber.
Pop On Jumps: This board can handle small to medium jumps with ease. Anything bigger just be on your game. There is a lot of flex in the tips so if you do land a little backseat you will more than likely wash out.
Butterability: Here’s where this board shined. There’s an immense sweet spot that lets you lock into butters but still have snap when you want to pop out. Twisted, swiveling, and sliding is just super easy on this deck.
Jibbing: Having a bit of rocker in the tips really makes it easy to do presses, the blunt shape adds to this boards ability to jib as well. If you know how to really press into a board like this you can get great snap out of it.
Carving: The flex of this board allows you to really carve. You can center flex aggressively and drive this board through a deep turn. The overall turn initiation is super easy edge to edge.
Rider in Mind: Someone that likes to play around on the whole mountain making it a giant skatepark or someone that’s lapping the rail line from open till close.
Personal Thoughts: I really dug this board from the shape, camber profile, to the overall flex. It’s a versatile board for playing around on the mountain. It turns sidehits into decent sized poppers and makes snow curbs into skate inspired obstacles. This board is just super playful yet lively which also adds to its versatility.
Comparable Boards: Spring Break Twin, Interior Plain Project Harrow, Rome Gangplank
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This board was loaned to us from Dinosaurs Will Die marketing department.