Board: Libtech Dynamo
Camber Option: C3. So Mervin’s new age camber with a mellow hinge in the middle of the camber section and the flat in the nose and tail before the upkick.
Bindings: Rome Black Label
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 200lbs
Resort: Loveland Ski Area
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, cooler temps, perfect corduroy, and preseason chunder and chop everywhere else.
Flex: This board has a slightly directional flex that comes in just past a middle of the road. Softer nose, stiffening up from in front of the first insert pack and progressively getting stiffer to the tail. There’s a little bit of torsional flex which doesn’t let you over power the board when you twist it but it is there if you want to get aggressive with it.
Stability: This board is really stable. While not overly damp it does a great job of absorbing ruts, bumps, and bigger push mounds when you charge through them. There is a little chatter from microvibrations but not enough to make you worry about it.
Ollies/Pop: The C3 gives this board a nice camber section to load up and get pop. This board has boost when loading it up and you notice that when sending a roller or sidehit. It can handle some air time if you need it to.
Butterability: It’s not the most butterable board out there, but it gets the job done. Get your weight out over the nose or tail and just work for it a bit more. It does have rebound so expect it to fight you a bit.
Carving: Here’s where this thing sticks out. It transitions super smoothly from edge to edge with a nimbleness that lets you just throw your weight in and out of a carve. It initiates off the front foot but gives you added power when you transition to a more back foot carve. Laying this board over it leaves a trench in its path and you know it can handle whatever you throw at it. Whether you do tight quick carves or long drawn out swooping ones it has you covered. The Magnetraction does its job but never feels too grippy or that you’re fully locked in forever.
Rider in Mind: The all mountain freeride focused guy.
Personal Thoughts: Why haven’t I gotten on this board sooner. On paper this board should have been so-so for me, but riding it, it blew me away. This thing is phenomenal. It’s a board that lets you have power when you need it but you aren’t forced to be on your A game all the time. Possibly new favorite board from Lib in this category.
Comparable Boards: Niche Maelstrom, K2 Manifest, Telos DST