Board: Nitro Dropout
Camber Option: Cam-Out
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Hot pow, mid day laps, slightly warmer than average temperatures, a mix of clouds and sun, and some wind.
Flex: This board has that playful middle of the road all mountain freeride flex. It’s fully directional so obviously softer nose into a slightly stiffer tail. There’s a lot of torsional flex to this board which makes it fun to twist and drive.
Stability: This board is moderately stable. There’s a little flap in the nose at speeds, but nothing that really stands out. You do feel some of that chatter under foot. In rutted out terrain the board rides over most everything in its path and doesn’t wash out.
Ollies/Pop: The snap from this board is superb. It’s easy to load the camber profile and the rebound is immense. This is a board from sending it off everything in your path. If you want to send a side hit go for it or if you’re hitting a natural feature and need some boost don’t worry.
Butterability: That nose is so easy to press into and stay locked in. This board just wanted to pow butter with the best of them. It’s a deck that takes little effort to press into and will hold till you want to release it.
Carving: Short and fast to long and hard. It has all the bases covered. It’s a blast to come in hot to a carve and center flex the board to drive it out of the turn. This is where this board shines as it turns everything into a banked slalom run.
Rider in Mind: Someone that wants a directional freeride board for getting wily.
Personal Thoughts: It says something when you don’t want to get off a board. This is one of those boards. It slashes amazingly, has great pop, and rips a turn. It’s a board designed for optimizing fun all over the mountain in a freeride capacity. This is one of those sleeper boards people need to keep an eye on.
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