Board: Spring Break Twin
Camber Option: Hybrid Camber Profile. Camber through the middle and 5cm’s past the insert pack, then a flat section, then a micro reverse section by 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, zero wind, warmer temps, and that perfect hero snow for aggressive carving.
Flex: A true middle of the road park flex that makes it playful in the tips, slightly stiffer under foot, and more playful between the feet. There was an abundance of torsional flex.
Stability: This board was stable when it need to be and lively the rest of the time. When charging through varying terrain it didn’t want to buckle or be pushed around, but didn’t sacrifice it’s playful snappy nature.
Ollies: This board has serious snap. You can load it up and boost to the moon. Hitting rollers, side hits, and natural features it just wants to pop off everything.
Pop On Jumps: This board is great on jumps it sucks up the lip and sends you to the landing no problem. Hit jumps how you feel and just go for it.
Butterability: I will say this the Shovel Head tip shape can catch when aggressively buttering. I had it happen and it sprung me forward and almost into the ground. But aside from that, this deck wants to butter. It locks in to presses but still has the snap to pop you back out.
Jibbing: Fast or slow it doesn’t matter this board will press with ease and give you the snap you want out of it. Sliding sideways the camber zone between the feet locks into the rail and holds you there. It’s an easy board to jib on but won’t over-flex when you push it too hard.
Carving: Here’s what you need to know about this asymmetrical sidecut. It rips! Deep hard carves are awesome on this board it just sets an edge and goes for it. When you push into the carve you can center flex the board to get it to aggressively turn or you can be mellow and it will still carve. The edge to edge initiation is quick and snappy.
Rider in Mind: Park rider that likes to carve all over the mountain.
Personal Thoughts: When you can set up a turn and rip almost 90 degree carves you know the board is built for some serious turning. That’s how I felt about this board. It was great for just going for it and pushing it to the limit. The snap was awesome and turned even the smallest sidehit into a park feature with the snap it had. I would highly recommend this unique shaped deck.
Comparable Boards: Smokin Awesymetrical, Ride Helix, Yes Great Dudes
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This board was loaned to us for review from Spring Break Snowboards marketing department.