Board: Flow Whiteout
Camber Option: Pop-Cam. Camber with a little bit of early rise in the tips
Bindings: Flux DS
Stance: 21 Wide 12 Negative 9 Goofy
Boots: DC Lynx 8.5
My Weight: 155lbs
Conditions: Late season chunder and mashed potatoes. That type of goodness you can have some serious fun in.
Flex: A little bit softer between the feet and in the tips. Stiffening up under foot with matching torsional give. Right around that middle of the road all mountain flex.
Stability: Camber and the stiffer flex right under foot and now with the addition of all the urethane provides a crushable but lively ride. Plow through pretty much anything and even though the board is getting bent in possibly weird ways it never reverberates up to your feet. It’s like the best of both a super damp and super lively ride.
Ollies: Camber means you load it and boom. Tons of snap to jump or small features, up on to rails, over small children, and whatever you need. If you let your weight get too far forward in a quick snap it will put you over you nose.
Pop On Jumps: Great release off a lip and the urethane makes great landing gear. The rocker in the tips is just enough to keep the contact points from hooking on either take off or landing edge heavy.
Butterability: The slightly softer flex between the feet and in the tips is what helps here. It’s not a lean it over and twist it kind of deck. It’s a fun snappy kind of buttery-ness.
Jibbing: A lot like buttering. It’s not a cheater press, you need to know how to actually press a snowboard and it will fight you a bit if you don’t land in the sweet spot. The lock point is a little outside the foot but still relatively easy to find. It locks into board slides great and rides through kinks really smooth.
Carving: Flows sidecuts are always dialed. Plus having camber helps which is why you can do euro carves, quick snappy turns, point and spray stops, and whatever you want. This board is ready and willing.
Rider in Mind: All mountain/park slayer riding everything everywhere and putting freestyle flair into it along the way.
Personal Thoughts: All the urethane additions Flow made for this year are great. They managed not to change anything else and everything just rides smoother. That and they always have great sidecuts. I seriously don’t think one board I’ve ridden from them wasn’t a blast to just turn. Another winner in my book.
Comparable Boards: Yes Typo, Rome Agent, Capita The Outsiders
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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.