Board: Salomon Villain
Camber Option: Rock Out Camber. A flattened camber that goes into a rocker zone.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Mostly bluebird skies with some clouds, warmer temps, mild amounts of wind, and chunder to perfectly groomed runs.
Flex: This board comes in at a middle of the road flex. You have more play in the tips then stiffer through the inserts and waist. There’s a moderate amount of torsional flex.
Stability: This boards got stability for being a park board. You do get some chatter out in the tips but that doesn’t resonate back under foot. You do feel some micro vibrations but that’s to be expected. In rutted out terrain this board doesn’t get bucked around.
Ollies: This board has some solid snap. It takes minimal amounts of effort to load up but you do get good rebound. This board just wants to pop off anything in its path.
Pop On Jumps: This board amplifies the work the lip does to get more boost. It’s at home in the air and does a great job of popping off jumps. From small to large-ish jumps you should be golden with this board.
Butterability: There is a huge sweet spot in the tip and tail where that rockered zone is and it locks in. You can engage it with ease. The thing to note is that the board does have some fight in it due to the camber under foot.
Jibbing: When you’re locking in to presses this board just feels so secure. It does have some rebound so you have to be prepared for it to fight you. A little speed is always your friend with this when jibbing. It does slide sideways with ease and hugs the feature you’re on.
Carving: On ice you’ll notice that the Quadralizer doesn’t feel as locked in as other sidecuts. But in softer snow it drives well and feels secure. This board is truly at home with short quick turns.
Rider in Mind: Well rounded park rat.
Personal Thoughts: I’ve had a love/hate relationship with this board in the past. Sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s just a turd. This years model doesn’t suck. It’s well balanced and a great park board.
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