Board: Nidecker Liberty
Camber Option: Surfy Camrock. Camber under foot and rocker in the nose.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Mid day bluebird hot powder laps to afternoon overcast chunder storm laps. The snow was either heavy and fast or sticky and icy depending on where you went on the mountain.
Flex: This board has that standard directional flex you would expect just from looking at it. You have a softer nose, slightly stiffer middle, and finally a stiffer tail. There’s a fair amount of torsional flex to it. Overall it’s around a middle of the road flex.
Stability: The nose of this board gets bucked around a bit and you can see the tip flapping. The Absorbnid top sheet does an OK job to absorb the chatter but you will feel some under that front foot. In rutted out terrain the mid section of the board stays on top of it and doesn’t get bucked around.
Ollies/Pop: The snap is kind of lacking with this board. You do have to load up the camber to get it to pop but even then it’s just not the snappiest deck when flat basing. Off an edge it has more spring.
Butterability: I did one nose butter with this thing. Why? Because I can. It’s doable, but why would you?
Carving: Now here is where this board is designed to shine. The sidecut is quick and nimble. It initiates from edge to edge with minimal effort. When you’re driving into a carve whether toe or heel you can feel this board grip and as you center flex the board it will load up and spring out of the turn. This board is really at home with mid range carves to tight quick ones.
Rider in Mind: Old school throwback carver.
Personal Thoughts: This board rips a turn. It doesn’t have as much pop as I would like for boosting off things, but on edge it makes up for that. This is a board for turning and burning in my opinion.