Board: Flow Rush
Camber Option: I-Rock. Reverse camber between the feet, camber under foot, and a micro flat section just before the contact points.
Bindings: Flow NX2 Hybrid
Stance: 21 Wide 12 Negative 9 Goofy
Boots: DC Lynx 8.5
My Weight: 155
Conditions: It was a spring pow dump with heavy snow falling on and off all day.
Flex: Not a full on freeride stiff type of deck, but definitely more towards that than middle of the road. By and large the flex was consistent from tip to tail with just a bit of torsional give.
Stability: The stiffness helps keep you planted even if you get really back seat. For a rocker dominant deck it is very stable. I never felt any chatter and you could push through just about any kind of varying terrain without getting bucked or bounced around.
Ollies: Super good snap. Even with the rocker and stiffer flex it lets you load it if you want to, but you still have the option of a quicker skate style snap. Super versatile and easy to get to. It’ll send ya.
Pop On Jumps: The nice thing about boards with center rocker is they let you load your body and snap the board at the lip. Since you get all the snap out of this thing that you’ll need in skate-style snap you can worry more about your body position and where you are in the air. It’s a nice feeling on anything from 15 footers up to as large as you feel you can send it. No limits.
Butterability: There is just barely enough give in the tips and torsinoally to make this fun. It’s hard work for sure and is better suited at higher speeds. Fluffly snow butters are better though. Send it, push into it, spray some fluff, and snap around it’s all good.
Jibbing: You have got to work for it. I always found that the ABT in the center grabbed. Now with the embedded urethane you can slide this with no worried of sticking to a feature. It’s definitely work to get it locked into a press but if you can muscle it in then it does lock well and will get you to the end. Kinks are a chore in a press but boardslides move through smoothly. You do have to watch how hard you snap on your approach, put too much into it and you’ll either come down hard or just miss the whole damn feature.
Carving: The rocker gets you up on edge effortlessly and the sidecut holds on to whatever line you put it on. Super tight and snappy turns, long drawn out bomber turns, trenches, whatever you want, it’s ready.
Rider in Mind: Freeride freestyle or someone going big in the park that likes a mixed camber profile.
Personal Thoughts: Definitely a beefier deck and not for the light hearted. It constantly wants to go faster and bigger. But if that’s what you want, or you’re looking for a BC freestyle deck that won’t fold on your run-out this is a stand out option.
Comparable Boards: Jones Explorer, Rome Sawtooth, Marhar Bohemian
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This board was loaned to us for review by Flow Snowboards marketing department.
*Disclaimer this board did not change for 2017 so we carried the 2016 review over.