Board: Niche Theme
Camber Option: Camber dominant hybrid. This is camber 2.0. Instead of having a arc through the middle from tip to tail it’s flat then kinks down out towards the contact points.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Sunny blue skies, warm temps, and firm fast early spring like snow.
Flex: Just a hair past middle of the road. There was play in the tips then stiffer under foot and a bit of torsional give between the bindings.
Stability: For being a more freestyle oriented board there was decent stability. Every now and then I would notice a bit of chatter in the tips but underfoot it was smooth. The board is lively though so don’t expect it to feel like a dead ride.
Ollies: Having camber 2.0 is great. It loads up easier than traditional camber but has snap. Which with this boards core and components is great for boosting. This board wants to pop off anything you put in front of it.
Pop On Jumps: Small to large jumps will not be an issue with this board. It’s designed to be in the air.
Butterability: You might have to work it just a hair harder than normal due to the camber profile to get a good press out of it. Yeah you have to work it but when you lock in you will glide across the snow with ease.
Jibbing: This board locks into presses and slides with confidence. For a lesser advanced rider you might feel the board is bucking you, but suck it up and just press harder.
Carving: The sidecut just rips. This thing can set an edge and hold it. I never once had it want to wash out on me. Short quick turns or long drawn out ones work well with this board.
Rider in Mind: Someone that might rip the park all day or go on the hunt for some fresh corduroy to carve and hit everything in between.
Personal Thoughts: This board was fun and a really lively deck. I had a blast just boosting off natural hits and ripping hard carves.
Comparable boards: Endeavor High Fives, Rome Agent Alek, Dinosaurs Will Die Larson
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This board was loaned to us for review from Niche Snowboards.