Board: Yes The Greats
Camber Option: Camrock 2-4-2. Minimal camber with a minimal rocker.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Mix of overcast skies, flat light, sun poking through, sometimes a cloud break, firm fast snow, firm deadly snow, ice, slush, and groomers.
Flex: This board comes in at just on the softer side of middle of the road. You have a lot more play in the tips, then it stiffens up at the insert packs but gets softer in the middle. There’s a lot of torsional flex to it so you can really twist the board.
Stability: The boards moderately stable. You’ll feel some chatter out in the tips and it does resonate back under foot. In rutted out or variable terrain it doesn’t get bucked around but you do need to keep your knees bent.
Ollies: There’s pop and it gets the job done. The camber is so minimal in this board that you don’t have to load it up to get snap, it just feels like you’ve loaded it up. There is some rebound in it but not enough that it’s fighting you.
Pop On Jumps: This board is what you want for small to medium jumps. It snaps easily enough and does amplify the properties of the lip.
Butterability: The tips have an immense sweet spot that is easy to lock into presses. You can get up on the tip and the tail and just spin for days. There’s a little rebound in this board but you’re never fighting it.
Jibbing: This board locks into presses with such minimal effort. You do have to make sure your weight is outside the camber zone because if you don’t it’ll turn into a soggy press. The camber zone hugs features and lets you slide with ease. As with buttering there’s a little bit of rebound in this board so you can utilize that to pop out of features.
Carving: Here’s where the biggest differences in this version vs the old one are. For the first few laps I noticed that the board was skidding out on heelside carves. With that asymmetrical mid bite you have to steer from the inside of your feet. This makes this board almost ride like a full reverse camber in my opinion. Once you change up your riding style and how you engage the edge of this board things immensely get better. This board can hold a solid carve to a point, if you drive too hard off the tail or push it to the limit you will feel it disengage or skid out. Short tight quick turns are where it’s really ate with this board.
Rider in Mind: Freestyle asymmetrical rider.
Personal Thoughts: Not going to lie, the old version was better in my opinion. Loved that board. This board I can go either way with. It’s not bad, it’s not great. The fact that it rides like a full rocker board changed what was great about it. There’s features in this one that are awesome and some that are lacking. At the end of the day it’s now become a middle of the road board.
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