Board: Smokin MIP
Camber Option: DTX. Flat from just past insert packs with rocker in the tips.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, warm temps, light winds, and that awesome fast spring corn snow.
Flex: Softer in the tips for easier presses, stiffer under foot through the middle to allow you to stomp landings. One of those true middle of the road consistent flex patterns.
Stability: There’s some chatter in the tips due to the rocker. The flat area makes up for this with a smooth and damp ride.
Ollies: There’s consistent pop in this board for boosting up onto or over rails and other obstacles. It’s not the snappiest deck, but it’s not dead by any means.
Pop On Jumps: It’s nice to have a board that’s not overwhelming but also not a whole pile of suck. This board has snap on lips and really lets you pop if you want to put the work in or you can just be a bit more laid back and let the lip throw you. The choice is yours.
Butterability: The flex, rocker in the tips, and blunt shape all add to this boards ability to butter and that’s what makes it great. So lock in and spin around on the snow like the little ballerina you have always wanted to be.
Jibbing: This board was built for jibbing. From the blunt shape to the rocker profile. So lock in on a press or get sideways on a boardslide.
Carving: For a more park oriented board with a jib focus you can rail a turn with ease on this deck. The softer tips really let you initiate a turn and drive the board through the arc of the carve without any problems.
Rider in Mind: The park guy that might throw down a carve here or there.
Personal Thoughts: This board is a well rounded park stick that lets you maximize your fun on the mountain. Whether carving between park features or sliding sidways through a rail, it does it all with ease.
Comparable Boards: Endeavor LIve, K2 Fastplant, Rome Gangplank
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This board was loaned to us for review from Smokin Snowboards marketing department.
*Disclaimer this board did not change for 2017 so we carried the 2016 review over.