Board: Smokin Awesymmetrical
Camber Option: CTX-Rocker dominate camber combo. Camber under foot, reverse between the feet, and raised camber tips.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB Size 10
My Weight: 170lbs
Resort: Beaver Creek
Conditions: The corn harvest had begun. Mid day sunny soft snow laps coupled with sections of trees in the shade that had knee deep untouched pow. The snow was fast, the sunshine was bright, and there was a complete lack of wind.
Flex: Last years board had a bit of a beefier flex making it more of an all mountain freestyle board. This years puts it more as a twin middle of the road park board. The flex at the tips matches the flex between the feet with the stiffer section being the camber zones right under foot. The torsional flex is highly abundant which makes center flexing and twisting the board a breeze.
Stability: The dampening for this board is prevalent, but not overwhelming. This means that you can feel some chatter, but it’s not enough to cause fatigue of your legs. In real deep moguls and severe chunder you will feel some vibrations as well.
Ollies: The snap on this board abounds. You can load up the camber zones and get immense amounts of pop, or you can be a bit more laid back and just skate style snap it and still boost. It’s a board you don’t have to over power to get the desired effect you want.
Pop On Jumps: Jumps are perfectly at home with this board. It sucks up tranny and pops off a lip with ease. Over all this is the type of deck you know you can hit small to large features on without a problem.
Butterability: Other than the tip having that off center point which can catch when playing around, this deck can spin, slide, glide, and bend all over the snow with ease. Don’t hesitate to do low or high speed butters.
Jibbing: Presses are easy and you can manipulate the camber zones to lock in perfectly on the outside for nose or tail presses. The camber zone between the feet lets you slide easily enough. There’s a nice amount of snap or rebound out of the tips that will get you through the end of features.
Carving: Now here is where this board shines. First it’s asymmetrical which means you can harness your inner Euro-carver and lay down some deep toeside and heelside turns. The mellow Magnetraction doesn’t over power the board and force you to lock into carves. I did notice that the camber profile compared to the TTX version we rode last year doesn’t seem to rip as aggressively.
Rider in Mind: The all mountain freestyle guy that will do it all.
Personal Thoughts: I think last years Awesymmetrical with TTX ripped heelside carves a little bit better. Although I think this camber profile is more versatile for making the board a well rounded ride. In a nutshell this deck is a quiver killer in my opinion.
Comparable Boards: Yes The Greats, Lago Double Barrel, Spring Break Twin
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This board was loaned to us for review by Smokin Snowboards marketing department.
*Disclaimer this board did not change for 2017 so we carried the 2016 review over.