Board: Snoplanks SnoDay
Camber Option: Flat Rocker. Flat almost to the tips then a mellow rocker.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Overcast skies with low hanging clouds, snowing, fresh snow on the ground, and a bit of chunder under the fresh snow.
Flex: To describe the flex of this board as “traditional” or even “middle of the road” doesn’t do it justice. This board is unique due to its construction. It’s playful yet damp, snappy yet stable, it’s unique to Snoplanks. If I had to break it down it’s a mid flexing deck that has a bit of play in the tip and tail and more stiffness in the middle. The torsional flex is there but not abundant.
Stability: This board is surprisingly stable for how small it is. It does a great job of dampening vibrations as well as absorbing impacts. Overall it’s a deck that you can charge with.
Ollies/Pop: The snap takes a bit of time to get used to initiating. It’s very snappy as it’s predominately bamboo that gives this board it’s properties. Sidehits, cornices, rocks, and natural rollers were easy to send.
Butterability: You have to fight this board to butter it. The tips just want to spring back to their natural shape which makes you muscle through any butter you do with it.
Carving: Here’s where this board ripped. It was a unique ride when on edge that held well, dampened vibrations, and still wanted to push it further. The edge to edge transmission took minimal effort to engage.
Rider in Mind: The all mountain surfer. Someone that slashes more than carves, who sees a berm as a white wave to paddle out on and not just a mound of snow to turn on.
Personal Thoughts: This thing is unique and awesome. It’s a surfboard that rides so different than other boards out there. If you get the chance to ride one, do it. If you are going to buy one, go for it. These boards and especially this model are just a different ride that makes you feel like you’re surfing the mountain.
Comparable Boards: Burton Branch Manager, Salomon Sick Stick, United Shapes Inner Orbit
This board was loaned to us for review by SnoPlanks.