Board: Libtech MC Wayfinder
Camber Option: C2e. An elliptical camber (longer) under foot and a short reverse camber between the feet.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: A foot plus of fresh snow, cold temps, moderate winds, and powder groomers on the main runs.
Flex: Look at it, full directional flex. You have a softer nose, stiffening up under the front foot, and then even stiffer from the back insert to the tail. There’s a fair amount of torsional flex but it doesn’t overload the board. Overall it’s a little past middle of the road for a directional powder flex.
Stability: The added width of this board gives so much stability under foot. This is a board that you’ll notice chatter in the nose that causes some hardcore flapping which goes back into your front foot. In really rutted out terrain, choppy powder, or tight trees this board doesn’t get bucked around. It runs the ruts like a banked slalom and just pushes through everything in its path.
Ollies/Pop: All the pop of this board comes from the rear camber zone in the C2e profile. You do have to load it up and when you do the snap isn’t crazy, but it is optimal for popping of rollers, sidehits, and cat tracks. It does load up easy in powder which makes it nice.
Butterability: You have to make sure you get your weight way out over the ends of the C2e profile, that’s where the sweet spot is. Even then the board fights you and it’s not going to do crazy pow butters.
Carving: This board grips on groomers and rips snappy carves. You can come into a turn with power and just push into the middle of the board off that rear camber zone and it will slingshot you out of the turn. The best way to describe carving on this board is short and quick surf-like carves.
Rider in Mind: Resort powder hound or someone that is spending a lot of time in a cat.
Personal Thoughts: This board is a powder dream. In wide open pow it’s a surfboard, in tight trees it’s a banked slalom destroyer. I had a blast on this board just slashing everything in front of me and trying to get face shots. The one thing I did notice was how much bag leg burn I was getting.
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