Board: Marhar Lumberjack
Camber Option: Zero camber with Sideways rocker. A flat board with a slightly elevated base by the edges to prevent edge catch.
Bindings: K2 Lien AT
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain and Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Copper was puking snow and just tree hot laps through the foot or more of snow that was falling. Arapahoe Basin was a sunny bluebird powder day after 6 inches of fresh snow with cold temps and zero wind.
Flex: Middle of the road flex from the tip to the tail and torsionally.
Stability: The wider chassis of this deck makes it highly stable in varying snow. On groomers you might feel a little bit of vibration in the tips due to the shape, but that is very minimal. It’s not an overly damp board but it’s very lively.
Ollies/Pop: This board has serious snap and that’s not just off a firm snow. I found myself popping out of deep snow with ease on this deck. It just wants to boost off the tips due to the wider shape.
Butterability: The tip shape and wider platform are designed for doing pow butters. It’s one of the easiest things to initiate on this board and will make you look like a rock star. They come around so effortlessly you won’t even know you’re trying to do one.
Carving: You would think that a board this wide and designed for powder freestyle might suck on a groomer. You would be wrong! This board can rip a carve as well as a quick set up turn with ease. This adds to the benefits of this deck.
Rider in Mind: Someone that’s going to rip a wide open powder bowl, hit a log jib or three, and then jump off a small cliff. The end of the day might come around and they’ll be on a groomer just ripping a carve.
Personal Thoughts: This board is a versatile weapon. The powder hull shape funnels snow and the camber profile makes it a blast in pow. This thing is designed for destroying powder. Whether you’re riding wide open alpine bowls or tight tree runs this board will rip a hard turn with ease in fresh snow or a groomer. If you do have a smaller foot you might encounter some issues with carving though.
Similar Boards: Yes 20/20, Ride Warpig, K2 Party Platter
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This board was given to us for review from the Marhar Snowboards Marketing Department. I helped design this board with Nate Morse of Marhar.