Board: Marhar Axiom
Camber Option: Hybrid Rocker Camber. Camber underfoot, flat between the feet, and a little bit of 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: Puking snow, low visibility, frozen death chunder under 4 to 6 inches, and high winds.
Flex: Just a hair past middle of the road with a bit more flex in the tips and then stiffer underfoot. There was an equal amount of torsional flex between the feet as well.
Stability: This board was stable but not damp or lively. It just felt kind of dead when it came to charging through chunder, push mounds, fresh snow, and moguls.
Ollies: If you really loaded up the camber zone you could get this board to pop and get the job done. It wasn’t the most snappy and definitely not a deck I would recommend trying to pop over a slow sign on.
Pop On Jumps: It has enough snap to get the job done on a jump if the lip is built right and will throw you.
Butterability: You can really press into the camber zone and get over the tips on this board. Which was nice for playing around in the softer snow. On the firmer stuff though I found that I had to work rather aggressively to get things done.
Jibbing: It pressed fairly easily and slide fairly well. It didn’t stand out as a great jib board, but more so one that would get the job done.
Carving: The sidecut does rip a turn and locks in well. This is where this board stood out. It was nice to come out of a powder stash and lay a turn and know I wasn’t going to wash out.
Rider in Mind: Someone that likes hybrid camber and a board that can rail a turn and do just about everything else in front of it OK.
Personal Thoughts: I haven’t been the biggest fan of this board. It gets the job done, but there’s a lack of that Marhar wow factor some of their other boards have. If I had to put my finger on it I would say it’s more or less a downgraded Archiac.
Check out the past review of the 2016 Marhar Axiom.
Comparable Boards: Flow Era, Arbor Westmark Rocker, Rome Gangplank
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This board was loaned to us for review from Marhar Snowboards marketing department.