Board: Monument Repeater
Camber Option: Traditional Camber.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Slightly overcast skies, some snow falling up high, warm and humid down low, the snow was a mix of sheet ice, hero snow, and lumpy mashed potatoes.
Flex: This board is stiff. I mean really ridiculously stiff. There’s just a hair of play in the tips, but by and large it’s just stiff. There’s next to no torsional give at all.
Stability: This board just plows through anything in front of it due to its stiffness. You can feel micro-vibrations resonating upward into the binding. The best way to sum it up is lively and not damp but still stiff.
Ollies/Pop: Load up the camber and prepare yourself for some space travel. This thing boosts, but it takes a lot to load it up.
Butterability: Non existent. Not even going to defend this thing, it’s just too stiff.
Carving: You can set an edge on this board and it will hold a long drawn out carve. Where it sucks though is ripping deep aggressive carves as the torsional flex is non-existent so you can’t center flex the board to drive it through the apex of the carve. It does get a little hooky as well in variable terrain when you try to set up a turn.
Rider in Mind: Someone that fell out of the mid 90’s and wants a stiff aggressive cambered board.
Personal Thoughts: The flex isn’t right in this thing, it’s too demanding when coupled with the abundance of camber. I spent the day hurting myself trying to get it to engage and load. Basically to sum it up, fuck this thing.
Comparable Boards: Ride Timeless, Rossignol Krypto, Jones Ultra Aviator
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This board was loaned to us for review from Monument Snowboards marketing department.