Board: United Shapes Pioneer
Camber Option: US Positive Camber Profile – Positive camber and an early rise nose in order to optimize response and superior float in all conditions.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies with spots of fresh snow ranging from 5 inches to a foot. Warmer temps, sometimes snow falling when the clouds rolled back in.
Flex: This board was playful and lively giving it about a middle of the road flex. There’s a fair amount of torsional flex that really lets you steer this board. The tips have an abundance of flex in them which makes them fun to press into.
Stability: This board was actually real stable. Riding through heavy chop and chunder it never buckled or caused me to wash out. Micro vibrations from the rocker in the nose don’t resonate back under foot and while this board is lively it isn’t dead and damp.
Ollies: The snap is there and you’ll notice that you do have to push into the camber of this board to get it to pop.
Pop On Jumps: It handled the powder park jumps I sent it on with ease and could definitely handle bigger features than what I was riding, but it was a powder day after all.
Butterability: The tips on this board are so playful and with it having setback you can really utilize that to your advantage as you get your weight over the nose and press into the rocker. It locks in well and you control how long you want to hold it. There’s a little bit of snap, but not enough to overwhelm you or cause you to have to fight it.
Jibbing: This board actually locked into presses and slides when I was cutting through the park. It was versatile and did what it needed to do, even if it was set back and had an oldschool shape to it.
Carving: The sidecut rips. You can set it on edge and never worry about it not keeping the line you want. This is a board that when you’re driving it you can manipulate it into long drawn out carves or tight quick ones. This board is built for turning.
Rider in Mind: Someone that is willing to buck normal conventions and ride the whole mountain on a setback unique shaped board.
Personal Thoughts: It was a pow day. I slashed so much pow with it! Which doesn’t suck for testing. But getting into moguls and rutted out chunder I could point it and not feel like I was going to die. It did the job well and this board was a blast for riding all over.
Comparable Boards: Dinosaurs Will Die Wizard Stick, Gnu Spam, Rome Blur
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