Board: Monument Tragedy
Camber Option: Early Rise Camber. This is a standard rocker with rise in the tips and flat between the feet.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB
My Weight: 170lbs
Conditions: Early morning spring like conditions with firm to soft snow, blue skies, zero wind, and temps in the mid 40’s.
Flex: This is a middle of the road all mountain or park oriented flex depending on how you look at it. Slightly softer tips, stiffening up under foot, and softer in the middle. The torsional flex has mild rigidity so there is snap but it’s not so stiff you have to man handle the board.
Stability: The board is stable to a point, then it starts to develop some chatter at speeds. You mostly notice this in the nose as it is rockered and that vibration resonates back to the front foot. In varying terrain like moguls or death chunder it did push through the snow and no buckle.
Ollies: This board has snap. You can load up the tail and boost or wait till the last minute and skate style pop over features. The spring out of this board is abundant and makes it a fun and lively deck to ride.
Pop On Jumps: Don’t fear the tranny or the lip. This board can send a jump with ease and want to go back for more. The pop only ads to the fun of this deck. One caveat would be to watch yourself as I did find myself over shooting medium sized jumps due to the snap out of this deck.
Butterability: The up-kick in the tips is perfect for getting on top of and playing around. You can get all sorts of sideways and over the deck when buttering. It’s playful yet responsive which makes it fun for trying new variations of old ground tricks.
Jibbing: The sweet spot is huge on this board. Nose and tail presses come with ease. Board slides are a blast. Slow, medium, or high speed jibbing are easy on this board.
Carving: Setting an edge and laying a trench are possibly the best part of this board. The sidecut lets you get as low as you want on a deep aggressive carve or be as mellow as can be. Between the sidecut and the flex pattern you have a board that drives through turns with ease.
Rider in Mind: The all mountain freestyle guy that will put more emphasis on freestyle than the all mountain side of things.
Personal Thoughts: Claiming this board is more freeride oriented was a bit preposterous. This board is geared for freestyle and fun. Laying carves to the park, then hitting some jumps, sliding some jibs, and finally carving out of the park were a blast. This board fits perfectly into that mold of all mountain freestyle that anyone can ride.
Check out the 2016 review of the Monument Tragedy.
Comparable Boards: Jones Mountain Twin, Rome Mod, Arbor Coda
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This board was loaned to us for review from Monument Snowboards.
*Disclaimer this board did not change for 2017 so we carried the 2016 review over.