Board: Smokin Jetson
Camber Option: WTF. Early rise tips with camber underfoot.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1DB Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Conditions: A few inches of fresh snow and overcast skies.
Flex: While some powder boards of this nature go with a softer flex pattern, Smokin gave it a stiffer one. This makes it slightly above middle of the road, but still playful.
Stability: The board is stable and a little damp. You won’t notice a lot of chatter as you get into varying terrain and it isn’t so stiff that it will buck you if you get into some choppy conditions.
Ollies/Pop: Between the camber profile and board shape this deck can pop. You have the choice of either loading up the camber or just be a little lazy and let it pop for you. I recommend loading it up, because damn!
Butterability: The boards flex and camber makes you work for it but once you land on the early rise tips you can man handle it around and get down with a solid powder butter.
Carving: While I would say this board is more powder focused and therefore the sidecut doesn’t matter as much since you will be floating around on snow it can still rip a hard turn. If you want to carve, then carve. If you don’t, then don’t. It’s that simple.
Rider in Mind: The powder freestyle rider that is going to pop off rollers, spin off natural hips, and slash as hard as possible.
Personal Thoughts: This board is a powder freestyle machine. Yes those do exist and they are great. This board is part of that new school dynamic of twin powder boards that you can downsize on and ride on non-powder days. Over all, don’t sleep on this deck.
Comparable Boards: Amplid Pillow Talk, Marhar Lumberjack, K2 Ultradream
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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.