Board: Signal WOW
Camber Option: Directional Camber. Setback camber with rocker in the nose.
Bindings: Rome Black Label
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Bluebird skies, a couple inches of fresh on top of perfect corduroy, zero winds, and cooler temps.
Flex: Full directional flex with a softer nose going into a stiffer tail. There’s noticeable torsional flex but nothing under performing or over whelming. What there is that’s notable is two distinct flex points one right inside the front insert pack where the rocker meets the camber zone and another after the back insert pack where the camber zone ends.
Stability: This board is very stable when pushing through chunder or crud. At high speeds you get a very minimal amount of tip flap that doesn’t resonate too much back into the front binding. Overall as Signal describes it like a Cadillac that is very true.
Ollies/Pop: The snap on this board is great for what it is. You do have to load it up and it will pop aggressively which makes it ideal for launching side hits, popping off rollers, or boosting off poppers in the fresh snow.
Butterability: Having rocker in the nose you can get your weight out over it and press into it and it will slide if you need it to. The tail has a very defined flex point outside the back bindings that lets you really wheelie when need be.
Carving: With the 3D shaping of this board it engages effortlessly edge to edge. You want to get into a carve go for it as this board will just transition smoothly onto the edge and then roll back onto the other edge as you make your way around the run. The defined flex points let you drive this board as need be which great if you want to really rail a carve or just want to swoop from side to side. The one thing I noticed that when exiting a carve off the tail occasionally the rear contact point hooks up, this was most prevalent in softer snow that was on top of fresh corduroy.
Rider in Mind: Pow charging freerider.
Personal Thoughts: So I’ll say this, this board is not exactly the most nimble in aggressively tight trees and it forces you to work for it. But in wide open pow this thing is a missile and it sends it. On a groomer it rails a hard carve with ease and has a lot of power out of the tail. The 3D shaping works and it works well not only in funneling snow out from under the board but also in how the board transitions on edge. Overall this board is a solid powder killer from Signal and if you’re into a subscription service give it a look.