Board: Kemper Aggressor
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: 200lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Warmer temps, bluebird skies, heavy pow in the trees, perfect corduroy on the runs, and zero wind.
Flex: With a directional shape to it you get what can only be described as just slightly past a middle of the road flex. This means slightly softer nose then before the inserts it starts to stiffen up through to the tail. The torsional flex is there and noticeable but not so drastic that you’ll really twist the board.
Stability: The wider platform really lends itself to being more stable. While there is a slightly directional flex to it you don’t notice any chatter at speeds with the softer nose. In heavier snow this board just plowed through everything in its path.
Ollies/Pop: The snap is very easy to engage off the tail of this board and takes little to no effort to get it to pop. It’s a board that gets up, over, or on top of anything you want with very little effort.
Butterability: The nose has a bigger sweet spot to lock into a press on the ground but you want to make sure that you have your weight way out over the top of it to get it to engage. On the tail a little speed and a lot of leverage go a long way.
Carving: The transition from edge to edge is smooth and nimble. You’ll notice right away that this board likes being on edge and has no qualms about getting up on it. Once it’s on edge to change the apex of the carve takes minimal effort it solely wants to carve and carve aggressively or laid back, it doesn’t matter. This is a board that’s a carving cruiser.
Rider in Mind: Volume shifted carving cruiser type of rider.
Personal Thoughts: So this board was super solid. It was a little stiffer which let you push into it when you wanted to but it didn’t overwhelm you with being aggressive. It plowed through chunder with ease and pops off anything with minimal effort. To say it again, this board was super solid for what it was.
Comparable Boards: Telos Backslash, Ride Superpig, Rome Service Dog.