Board: Interior Plain Project Honalee
Camber Option: Traditional camber.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195lb
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Overcast skies, puking snow, no wind, colder temps, a couple inches of fresh on top of firm frozen groomers, and a storm rolling in.
Flex: This board has a lot of power behind it which makes it come in at just above a middle of the road park flex. It’s smooth and consistent so you know you’ll get the same flex in the tip as you would in the tail. There is a nice sweet spot out by the contact point for locking into presses and butters while it stiffens up under foot and through the middle.
Stability: This board is stable for charging and pushing it into a hard carve. It’s a deck you can go out and ride the whole mountain on and not have to worry about it.
Ollies: This board has an abundance of traditional camber. That means you can pop with it like no other. So load it up and go to the moon. If you’re one of those riders that doesn’t know how to load camber, this probably isn’t the board for you.
Pop On Jumps: Here is where this board shines. It snaps off the lip with ease. The bigger the jump the better.
Butterability: The tip shape is unique and you have to know how to swivel and sizzle with it otherwise it can sometimes hook up. The sweet spot in the tips locks in well if you understand that with the shape of this board coupled with the camber profile it’s going to require you to work for it.
Jibbing: Get sideways and that camber between the feet hugs the rail well. Get up on the nose and tail and press a little harder as this board has some nice rebound in it.
Carving: Lay a trench with this board. Seriously, do it. This board carves so well and just rips turns. It’s fun to get it on edge and drive into the center of the board and get it to push off the tail and slingshot you out of the turn.
Rider in Mind: Camber loving high end park rider that will take this on the mountain.
Personal Thoughts: What can I say, I own 2 of this board. It’s a solid throwback to the boards of the late 90’s and early 2000’s that had camber and a good sidecut. It’s not full of marketing bullshit, it’s full of what oldschool riders want. This board pops, carves, and jibs with the best of them. Buy 3.