Triple threat technology is what Flow calls the trifecta of their boards, boots, and bindings. Over the last few years their boards have progressively gotten better and better. Now they’re offering various camber options at different price points. The Verve was their under 400 dollar park board and this is what I had to say about it.
Board: Flow Verve
Camber Option: EZ Rock which is a center reverse camber that is convex
Bindings: Flow M9
Angles: 18 negative 15 goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB size 10
My Weight: 165
Conditions: Later in the day sunny blue skies with some shadows falling on the runs and push mounds that were firming up.
Preconceived Notions: All I said was give me something jibby, soft, and alternate camber. This is what they sent me out on.
Flex: Not so soft it’s a total noodle but not stiff enough to be ranked as mid flex.
Stability: For how soft it was it’s actually fairly stable through the chunder, death cookies, and push mounds.
Ollies/Pop: It had really good snap off rollers and onto the few jibs Loveland had. Didn’t fold but wasn’t so stiff it took more effort than it should to pop it.
Butterability: Like a hot knife through a tub of butter. You could just bend and press this fucker to your every whim and it would pop back and let you land pressing it in another way.
Cruising: Edge initiation with this board came relatively easy as you could roll over and then rail a hard turn. The softer flex coupled with it being center reverse camber allowed you to flex the board from the middle and drive it through the arc of the carve.
Jibbing: Much like buttering this was definitely its stronger suit. Landing on a box it would lock right into the press and hold it all the way through.
Rider in Mind: The price conscious park rider that wants a slightly softer deck for doing it all.
Personal Thoughts: Flow knows how to make a board I haven’t been disappointed on one of their decks in a long time and this one was no exception. It had the right amount of center reverse camber to not feel like you had a fruit bowl between your feet. I like being able to get on a park stick like this where I can jib, press, pop, and rail a carve.
What They Say: The Verve is a true twin freestyle board for any park-specific shred. Our new EZ-Rock makes steezed out presses easy while the EZTransitional sidecut helps stabilize your landings in the park. A TruTwin shape makes the Verve a hit in the park and a Tru-Flex core makes jumping just as easy as jibbing. An affordable ride with outstanding results, you won’t be disappointed in the Verve.