Board: Marhar Lumberjack
Camber Option: Zero Camber. Flat from just after the insert packs to rockered tips. Also features sideways rocker which lifts the edges up every so slightly.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis
My Weight: 188lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Sunny to overcast skies, some wind, heavy wind loaded warm pow off the perfectly groomed runs.
Flex: This board hovers somewhere around a middle of the road flex with just a hair more stiffness right under foot. The torsional flex is abundant but still maintains some rigidity so as to not allow you to over center flex the board.
Stability: The wide platform is where this board gains all its stability from. The flex and profile are secondary to the width of this deck. If you want to plow through snow, charge away. Rarely does this board feel too loose and like it’s going to wash out.
Ollies: Ever ridden a skateboard? Like snowboards that have that skate style pop where you don’t have to pre-load it to boost? Then The Lumberjack has you covered. You can boost off or over anything with this deck.
Butterability: With such a wide spatula shaped tip you can really pow butter this thing with ease. Want to ride it on a groomer and butter? Go for it. This board can butter and has the ease of the flat to rocker profile coupled with the ability to not be as hooky due to the sideways rocker it also incorporates.
Log Jibbing: While I wasn’t able to get this thing into a full log set up, I did find a few pole jams to boost off of and then said fuck it and went and rode the regular parks rails. This board can jib, then again that’s what it is designed for.
Turning: Skidding a turn around in pow is easy and not hooky, then again we all know this happens when you’re riding in the trees. Doing quick set up turns and long drawn out ones this board does what it needs to do in the fresh snow. This board excels at riding trees and bumpy terrain like a banked slalom course.
Carving: Surprising for a board this wide, it can rail hard turns. The added grip of the bumped out contact points under foot really set this thing up to stay locked in. Basically if you can carve, you can carve this thing with ease.
Rider in Mind: The tree loving powder enthusiast that wants to hit log jibs, drop natural lines, and still have a deck they can ride anywhere on the mountain.
Personal Thoughts: As I’ve previously mentioned I helped Marhar design the year one of this deck. Year two it’s had a few notable tweaks. The flex pattern is a little different and the tip shape has been mellowed out. Does this effect the ride? No, this board still crushes it for what it was meant for and for what it wasn’t meant for.
Check out the past reviews of the 2017 Lumberjack.
Comparable Boards: Ride Warpig, K2 Party Platter, Yes 20/20
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