Board: Ride Algorhythm
Camber Option: Directional Twin Hybrid Rocker. Directional twin camrocker.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Overcast skies, heavy wet snow occasionally falling, chunder pow, ice, chunder groomers, and some wind.
Flex: This board has a middle of the road all mountain flex. There’s a fairly even flex through this board as it is directional twin. The torsional flex is abundant and makes this board playful yet it still retains some precision.
Stability: You’ll feel some chatter underfoot and this board does get bounced around a bit in rutted out terrain but it doesn’t wash out or fold.
Ollies: The snap in this board is superb. You do have to load it up to get pop and be a bit more calculated with when you engage it, but the rebound is amazing.
Pop On Jumps: This board can handle jumps with ease. The snap of the board is accentuated off the lips of the jumps. It can handle most sized jumps in my opinion.
Butterability: The tips lock into presses with very little effort. You can hold a butter for however long you want and then pop right out of them. There’s some rebound but don’t worry about this board fighting you.
Jibbing: This board jibs well enough. You’ll have to put a little effort into presses but the sweet spot is immense and holds only to snap out when you get to the end of the feature. Getting sideways the camber locks in and hugs rails and boxes.
Carving: This board transitions from edge to edge with quickly. When on edge you can drive into the center of the board and get it to slingshot out of turns. If you want to drive hard into a carve and lay it over, go for it. Basically this board just rips on edge.
Rider in Mind: Rad dad who rips the whole mountain.
Personal Thoughts: This board is amazing. It’s the replacement for the Machete GT or so I was told, and thank fucking god. That board sucked, this board does not suck. I can’t stress enough how awesome this board is.
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