Board: Marhar Liftem
Camber Option: Zero camber with Sideways Rocker. A lack of camber making the board flat with a mellow bevel to the base to elevate the edges.
Bindings: K2 Lein AT
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, average temperatures, firm fast snow, and just a hint of wind.
Flex: This board is playful yet snappy. You’ll notice the most flex in the tip and tail with it being a bit more stable through the mid section. The torsional give has just enough to let you really center twist the board if you need to.
Stability: Not the most stable board on the planet, especially if in chunder and death cookies. On groomers you’ll be fine for mild to medium aggressive cruising, but pushing it to the danger zone you might want another deck.
Ollies: This board has some serious snap. I consistently found myself going how did I get so high when popping of side hits and rollers. The pop is very skate like meaning you don’t have to set up early to boost you can just snap it and go.
Pop On Jumps: This board is great for small to medium jumps, but anything over 30 feet you’re going to want something a bit more stable and with less rocker.
Butterability: Ah the joys of having a 3d base and a fun jib oriented flex. I spent the day just buttering away and doing tailblocks on the sides of runs. This board can do any butter variation with ease and keep going.
Jibbing: Nose press, tail press, board slide it doesn’t matter. This board does them with such ease you can just keep doing your thing and not worrying.
Carving: Would I rip aggressive early morning carves on a super steep run that has icy conditions? No, but I wouldn’t hesitate to set an edge and see what happens in hero snow. This board will carve when you want it to and be mellow as you need it with set up turns. Long hard carves or short quick ones the transition edge to edge is great.
Rider in Mind: Someone that’s more park oriented and wants a softer more jibby deck that can handle the mountain.
Personal Thoughts: The tweaks may have been minor to this board, but they were just right. The pop is increased, the snap out of a carve is increased, and dare I say the fun seemed to be increased. Over all this board is a hit from Marhar and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to East Coasters as well as Midwesterners.
Comparable Boards: Endeavor Vice, Rome Gangplank, Yes Public
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This board was loaned to us for review by Marhar Snowboards marketing department.