Board: Flow Enigma
Camber Option: Pow-Cam. A setback camber with a lot of rocker in the nose.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 188lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Overcast skies, snow, about a half foot of fresh snow, cooler temps, and firm groomers.
Flex: Coming in at a right in the middle of the road flex this deck is playful yet has a little bit of snap in it. There’s an abundance of torsional flex. Where the rocker meets the camber zone is an area with a ton of flex.
Stability: I noticed this board getting bucked around a fair bit. It’s not the dampest board out there but it is lively. Its one detriment I felt was where the rocker meets the camber zone, it was here that if you plowed into something it would buckle.
Ollies/Pop: The snap was easy to initiate, but it wasn’t really poppy. It had just enough to lift the board up on top of the fresh pow and that was it.
Butterability: With having rocker in the tip you an butter around in heavier or deeper snow with minimal effort. The flex point right where the camber meets the rocker makes it easy to roll up into a nose butter.
Carving: This board actually has a sidecut that doesn’t suck for engaging a turn. What I did notice was that it wouldn’t let me get super deep on an aggressive carve. Tight quick turns with a lot of snap out of the tail were where this excelled.
Rider in Mind: The guy that wants some camber under foot when charging pow.
Personal Thoughts: This board replaced the Darwin, this board is not a Darwin. It’s more like a Drifter meets the Darwin. It’s snappier out of the tail, but the nose doesn’t float the same. The biggest issue I noticed was right where the camber meets the rocker, it’s like a bump that will let you swivel around when you don’t really want it to.
Comparable Boards: Unity Whale, Endeavor Archetype, Moss Performance Quad 60
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