Board: Ride Burnout
Camber Option: Twin Hybrid Camber. Traditional camber with a very mellow rocker zone in the tips.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Early morning bluebird skies with some clouds, mild wind, firm fresh corduroy, chunder on the sides, warmer temps, and snow that eventually turned into slush.
Flex: This board is just a little bit on the stiffer side of middle of the road for a park deck. You do have a nice sweet spot out in the tips after that mini rocker zone that gives it play, then it stiffens up under the inserts and finally softens just a touch in the middle. There’s a decent amount of torsional flex which helps with driving this deck.
Stability: You want stability in a park board? Here you go. Sure you will feel some micro vibrations, but it’s not enough to aggressively fatigue the knees, instead it just reminds you that this board has some liveliness to it. In rutted out terrain it just pushes through with ease.
Ollies: This board has snap. It’s so nice to load up this camber profile and feel it boost. It’s exactly what you want in a board like this. Yeah it does take a little bit of effort to get it to engage, but the rebound is so solid. Sidehits, rollers, cat track gaps, fat skier kids, small furry woodland animals, they all become launch ramps if you want or they let you.
Pop On Jumps: This is where this board is at home the most. It’s a jump board first and then tackles the rest of the park. This board amplifies the natural pop off the lip. You will get into the air. Small to large, it’s got you covered.
Butterability: You do have to engage the sweet spot on this board which as already mentioned is minuscule. So be prepared to get your weight way out over the tips and be a bit more calculated. It’s going to fight you as you swivel and sizzle so be prepared to manhandle it.
Jibbing: A little speed is your friend with this board. As already stated with buttering there’s some fight in this board. It locks into nose and tail presses as long as you know how to flex the board. When getting sideways it will hug the feature and feel secure. While not a jib noodle it definitely gets the job done.
Carving: There’s good and bad things with the sidecut on this board. The good is that it locks in and engages fairly easily, the bad you can’t lay it over and leave a nipple dragging trench. Is that really bad though? Eh, it’s a park board sure there are others with a more aggressive sidecut to flex pattern to drive it. What is nice is that it executes setup turns with minimal effort. It’s easy to correct if you have to get around some fat skier kid that fell over in front of you, and you can load up the center of the board to get more spring out of the tail.
Rider in Mind: High end park rider.
Personal Thoughts: I love the new shape of this board. It’s reminiscent of older boards with less tip kick and more surface area from years past. This board in the past was kind of meh it got the job done, but now it seems more balanced and well rounded for the park. Sure it’s still a high end park board, but it didn’t feel like something you had to go mach 10 to control.
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