Board: Lago Double Barrel
Camber Option: Hybrid elliptical camber with flat kick nose/tail. The new age camber where instead of having an arc through the middle it’s flat into a slightly kinked downward section and then just a hair of upkick.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 188lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Puking snow, a foot of fresh heavy springtime powder, no wind, warmer temps, and low visibility.
Flex: This board got beefed up a little bit making it noticeably stiffer. You still have the softer tips going into a stiffer mid section. But now they have a bit more rebound in them. The torsional flex isn’t as abundant which means you have to drive the board a bit more to center flex it.
Stability: With the increase in the stiffness you get a board that is a bit more stable. Plowing through the chunder and heavy snow this helped. Chatter was almost non-existent on this board.
Ollies: With the way the camber profile is set up and the blunt shapes you have a platform that is designed to boost. The camber profile is easy to initiate to get snap and gives it an almost skate like feel to it.
Pop On Jumps: If you know Scotty then you know he can jump and ride pipe. This board likes to jump and is designed for jumps of all sizes so send it. You won’t be disappointed.
Butterability: With the upgrade in the flex it took a bit more to press this board into the snow and butter around. While not a bad thing it does make you work for it and there is a bit more rebound.
Jibbing: A little speed is your friend when it comes to jibbing with this board. The sweet spot for locking into presses has shrank a bit with the increase in the stiffness in the tips, but once you find it, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. The camber 2.0 locks into rails and boxes and makes you feel secure.
Carving: Here’s the thing with this board as it has an asym sidecut. You can rail turns on both your toes and heels. It won’t disappoint you. Driving this board through a carve you will notice the late snap it has as you pop out of the apex of the carve. So grip it and rip it.
Rider in Mind: High end park loving guy that will ride the whole mountain.
Personal Thoughts: Does the increase in stiffness benefit this board? Honestly I think it makes it more on par with the marketing of this board. It does what you want it to do and then some. There’s serious rebound out of it now compared to before where it would seem to be a little more lax. Overall it’s a step in the right direction.
Check out the past reviews of the 2017 Double Barrel.
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