Board: Nidecker Mellow
Camber Option: Surfy Camrock. Backfoot dominate camber with rocker in the nose.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis
My Weight: 195
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Leftover pow, overcast skies, low light, perfect corduroy groomers, and mild amounts of wind.
Flex: Overall this board comes in a bit more on the stiffer side putting it more towards the charger than playful end of the spectrum. You have play in the nose that progressively stiffens up back towards the first insert, then through the middle it stiffens up, and finally the tail has the stiffest point. There is a little bit of torsional flex to it but not an over abundance.
Stability: With the slightly wider platform, directional flex, and directional camber you have a board that is super stable. The only part of this deck that you will notice any vibrations or chatter is in the nose.
Ollies/Pop: For being a back foot dominate camber it has a ton of snap. You pop off that back foot with ease and there’s next to no set up or load needed.
Butterability: Go fast, press hard, do it in fresh snow. Best advice I can give you on this.
Carving: The sidecut on this board makes it a dream to carve with. You want to get low and deep? Do it! Want to just go from edge to edge as fast as possible? Do it. This board carves exceptionally well and does not disappoint. It locks in and lets you drive it as hard or as mellow as you want.
Rider in Mind: Someone that wants to carve and ride powder.
Personal Thoughts: So I put a few days on this board at various resorts but the bulk being at Arapahoe Basin. It takes a little getting used to right off the bat, but once you do you realize you have a board for driving turns and slashing pow. This things shape, camber, flex, and over all ride really lets you dominate the terrain.