Board: Lago Double Barrel
Camber Option: Hybrid elliptical camber with flat kick nose/tail. The new age camber where instead of having an arc through the middle it’s flat into a slightly kinked downward section and then just a hair of upkick.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: An inch or so of fresh snow, frozen chunder underneath, firm groomers, wind, some snow falling, patches of blue sky.
Flex: Softer tips lead into a slightly stiffer mid section which had an abundance of torsional give. What you got was a flex unique to Lago that was playful yet powerful where you needed it.
Stability: This board was stable under foot but a bit chattery in the tips. It wasn’t so chattery that it would feel like you were going to wash out, but vibrations were felt.
Ollies: Load up the camber and snap or be lazy and just pop it at the last minute. The camber of this board is designed for how the rider wants to utilize it. I found that popping over side hits, slow signs, and rollers I could either really load up and boost or just snap it at the last minute and still get ample pop.
Pop On Jumps: This board is at home on jumps. It has more than enough snap to let you really launch off the lip or you can just set up and let the lip throw you.
Butterability: The softer tips have an immense sweet spot. When you lock in you can feel the board almost kink right where the flex point is and stay locked in. When snapping out of a butter the board tosses you around.
Jibbing: This board wants to press and slide. It has a blunted shape that locks in perfectly to nose and tail presses, while the camber profile is great for locking into board slides. Slow or high speed jibbing you can pick your forté.
Carving: The asym sidecut will have you railing turns from toe to heel with ease. It does what it needs to do when it comes to quick edge to edge transitions. The turn initiation is mellow to enter but aggressive through the arc of a carve. Laying over that first hard carve you’ll realize you want to rip more turns with it.
Rider in Mind: The park guy that will rip the whole mountain and lay trenches in their wake.
Personal Thoughts: This board was great for carving. Their Balanced Asymetrical Sidecut is a perfect blend of precision and ease. The flex and camber profile are great for playing around yet still being forceful when you need to. Over all this is a board I think a lot of people will like.
Comparable Boards: Yes. The Greats, Smokin Awesymetrical, Spring Break Twin
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This board was loaned to us for review from Lago Snowboards marketing department.