Board: EJack Knife
Camber Option: C3. Mervins version of camber 2.0
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Mostly bluebird skies, warmer temps, frozen groomers, perfect groomers, and chunder/mashed potatoes.
Flex: This board has a middle of the road flex to it. It’s got a bit of play out in the tips and then it gets ever so slightly more stiff through the middle. There’s a fair amount of torsional give.
Stability: This board is lively yet stable. That means you do feel some chatter when plowing through really mashed potatoes. There is some tip flap at high speeds but that never really resonates back under foot.
Ollies: There is so much snap in this board. It’s easy to load up but this board just wants to pop. You can feel that rebound when it’s loaded up.
Pop On Jumps: This board is 100% at home hitting jumps. It snaps off the lip with ease and just stomps landing.
Butterability: The tips are easy to press into. There’s a little rebound with the board and you will feel it so be prepared.
Jibbing: Speed is the key to jibbing with this board. It takes a little more effort than other boards of its caliber and presses will never be mind blowing with the board being extremely bent.
Carving: This board lays a trench. It’s one of those boards that digs in and just rips through everything in its path. Short quick turns or long hard drawn out carves it gets the job done. You can really drive into the center of the board to get it to spring off the tail.
Rider in Mind: Eric Jackson or someone that just wants a solid all mountain freestyle board.
Personal Thoughts: I figured this board would ride more like the Hot Knife, but it doesn’t. It’s like a slightly softer version and that’s solid. You can push into this board as need be and it will have drive, power, and snap. But at the same time you can be laid back and really take your time cruising and not feel like you’re on your A-Game at all times.
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