Board: Flow Maverick
Camber Option: Pow Cam. Rocker in the nose, camber under foot, flat through the middle, camber under the back foot, and then rocker again. The camber zone is set back so it’s more back foot dominate.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Heavy wet snow falling, fresh snow on the ground, overcast skies, high winds, and decent visibility.
Flex: This is supposedly the stiffest board in the Flow lineup. It wasn’t that stiff. The flex matches the directional shape of the board with the tail being stiffer than the nose, from insert to insert it’s a middle of the road flex, and obviously the nose is the softest. There’s an abundance of torsional flex as well.
Stability: This board is stable and damp. It crushes through chunder, fresh pow, and everything else in between without even a notice of being chattery. It won’t buckle in uneven or bumped out terrain.
Ollies/Pop: The offset camber really loads up and pops well. There’s a level of snap you get out of this board that makes it feel like you’re riding a freestyle board that is sending it off a jump.
Butterability: While not the most butterable on the tail the nose can really set in and press. My suggestion go fast, butter in soft snow, and do it often.
Carving: The sidecut rips into turns and slingshots back out of them. The sidecut is deep enough to allow you to carve aggressively if you want it but doesn’t force you to stay locked in. Set up turns are quick and nimble.
Rider in Mind: The powder slaying freerider that wants to charge.
Personal Thoughts: As mentioned this board wasn’t that stiff, which made it more nimble when charging through the variable conditions. The pop was great and the damp ride really made it fun to jump off natural obstacles into rutted out terrain.
Comprable Boards: Rossignol Krypto, Ride Berzerker, Rome Sawtooth
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This board was loaned to us for review by Flow Snowboards marketing department.