Board: Dinosaurs Will Die Brewster
Camber Option: Lowrider Camber. A minimal traditional camber.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 188lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Sunny blue skies, moderate winds, warmer temps, snow that was firm and fast in spots while also being icy and wind blown in others.
Flex: A true middle of the road flex. This board has that perfect blend of precision and power you want. It wasn’t too stiff nor was it too soft. The tips flexed at the right spots giving you a decent sweet spot. The torsional give was there but still retained snap to keep you in check.
Stability: While not overly damp this board has enough solid stuff in it to not buckle when riding through a rutted out mogul field of death. Yes, you will feel some chatter, especially at high speeds in firm chunky snow, but it won’t buckle.
Ollies: The sweet spot to engage snap on this board isn’t the biggest, but when you hit it, you boost! The pop on this board is immense when you really load it up.
Pop On Jumps: Jumps are a breeze on this deck. It’s suited for sending it more off a backcountry booter than a park jump, but that’s neither here nor there. This board has what you need to hit a jump of any size with.
Butterability: The tips have just enough flex in them that you can bend into a butter with ease. It helps that they’re rather blunt as well.
Jibbing: The sweet spot in the tips, while not the biggest, is easy to find and once you do you know where you need to be to lock into any type of press. Having a minimal camber between the feet aids you in locking into board slides as it hugs the rail but doesn’t want to buck you off.
Carving: The sidecut on this board wants to rip hard turns. Whether you’re going fast or slow you can dig in and just lay a trench. The overall turn engagement is easy and you never have to drive yourself aggressively into the board to make it do what you want.
Rider in Mind: Someone that wants a unique shape that can do it all with one board.
Personal Thoughts: I don’t say this often, but I’m in love with this board. It’s the right blend of flex, camber, and shape to make you want to ride anything with one deck. That to me is the true testament of a board; is it a quiver of one. And this board is that. Whether hitting a rail, riding a mini quarter pipe, or railing a hard Euro-carve into the run in for a cliff this board did it. I can safely say the redesign of this board for 2018 made it that much better so kudos to Brewster and DWD for making this deck happen.
Comparable Boards: Gnu Spam, Sims Blade, Rome Agent Alek
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