Board: Marhar Half Breed
Camber Option: Zero Camber. A fully flat board.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, brisk temps, firm but fast snow, and just a bit of wind.
Flex: This board isn’t a total jib noodle but not a middle of the road flex, it’s somewhere just in between those. Which makes it highly playful yet stable enough to run the gauntlet of the Chundermuffin Express.
Stability: It’s mildly stable yet very lively. With it being this you can charge into varied terrain and sometimes you just might get bucked while other times you’ll be fine. It’s not a damp ride so you will feel a lot of vibrations resonating back up the binding into your foot.
Ollies: The board can be loaded up to get pop, which will get the job done. It’s not the most snappy deck I’ve been on or from Marhar. Will it get you on to an urban feature or off a side hit? Definitely.
Pop On Jumps: Keep it to the small to shmedium jump line with this deck. The pop is there but it won’t loft you up into the air or cause you to over shoot a jump.
Butterability: With the flat between the feet you can really play and pop out of butters. This board is at home pressing on the snow.
Jibbing: This board lock into presses really well which makes it great for snapping out of a feature. Sliding sideways is fun as well. By and large this board is at home hitting metal and plastic in the stunt park.
Carving: I definitely washed out a few times trying to Euro-carve this sucker. Would I recommend doing high speed aggressive turns? No, but if you need to carve this board will set an edge and hold it with minimal vibrations.
Rider in Mind: The freestyle specialist that wants a board to play around with.
Personal Thoughts: This board is playful and fun, but I over powered it on numerous occasions. If I was to just be playing in the terrain park or on small side hits/runs all day this would be great. Getting it into steeper more aggressive terrain it was lackluster.
Comparable Boards: Rome Blackjack, DC PBJ, Salomon Craft
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This board was loaned to us for review from Marhar Snowboards marketing department.
*Disclaimer this board did not change for 2018 so we carried the 2017 review over*