Board: K2 Simple Pleasure
Camber Option: Directional Camber Baseline. Traditional camber in the middle and rocker in the tips.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 188lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: A mix of clouds with gray and blue skies, some snow falling, moderate visibility, a couple inches of heavier snow on top of a weeks worth of fresh snow, and warmer temps.
Flex: A standard directional flex with a softer nose that progressively gets stiffer as you get closer to the tail. The torsional flex was very minimal. Overall it’s a flex that’s on the stiffer side of the middle of the road spectrum.
Stability: There was a little bit of chatter in the tips at high speeds. Getting into chundery powder or blown out ruts and moguls I would occasionally get bucked around. Overall though it’s a highly stable board on a short and wide platform.
Ollies/Pop: With the setback camber you get a fair amount of pop off the back foot. While it’s not the poppiest deck in the world it’s got some OK snap to it if you really load it up.
Butterability: I found that every time I would pop into a butter on my nose it would want to revert or snap me right out. With that being said I found the sweet spot for it being right in the middle of the nose. If I pushed hard and locked in with all my weight it was solid.
Carving: This board can carve. It digs in with ease and rips an aggressive turn. You will find that you do have to drive the back foot in harder than normal to really get the board to center flex, but that extra effort is worth it.
Rider in Mind: The guy that’s on the short and wide train and wants some camber in their life.
Personal Thoughts: This board rode a lot like the Eighty Seven. It’s a little stiffer, but not by much, which I think most people won’t notice. It rips a turn really well and can plow through chunder with ease. Overall it sits between the Cool Bean and the Party Platter but it’s just too similar to the Eighty Seven to really distinguish itself.
Comparable Boards: Yes 420, Marhar Woodsman, Rossignol Sushi
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