Board: Salomon X Asmo HPS
Camber Option: Backseat camber. Rear foot camber dominate with a flat section in the tip.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 negative 12 goofy.
Boots: K2 Indy
My Weight: 195lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Bluebird skies, colder temps, 5 plus inches of fresh snow on top of frozen chunder, and perfect groomers.
Flex: The overall flex comes in slightly past middle of the road. It is a directional flex meaning softer nose stiffening up through the tail. There’s a moderate amount of torsional flex which gives the board a bit more play when you’re driving it.
Stability: This board was stable in every type of terrain. Whether getting into rutted out tree runs with minimal coverage or pow fields with deeper snow. At speeds there’s a little bit of flap in the nose but it didn’t seem to resonate back under the front foot. Rarely did this board feel unstable and even when it did you still felt like it would survive driving through whatever conditions you had it in.
Ollies/Pop: That rear foot camber has so much rebound. You automatically have it loaded up just due to its placement and when you engage off your back foot you boost. This board has some serious snap which makes launching pillows, rollers, sidehits, and cat track gaps a breeze.
Butterability: While the nose is softer this board does have some fight to it. You’ll pop a 180 into it and have to get your weight way out over the nose to get it to lock in. Even then it’s fighting you mainly due to the way the backseat camber attaches to the flex point in the nose. As such your butters don’t look like they’re really pressed out.
Carving: On a groomer this board can hold an edge and rip a carve. You drive it 100% off the back foot and that lets you push into the tail and slingshot out of turns. Short quick turns or a long drawn out carve this board can handle it.
Rider in Mind: Powder rider that wants some camber in their life.
Personal Thoughts: It’s a solid pow stick. That’s my initial thoughts. Had a blast charging with this thing through the chunder pow at Copper as well as the fresh stuff up top. This board does a great job of being smooth and stable while retaining its liveliness.
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