Board: Marhar Invasion
Camber Option: Reverse Camber. It’s a flat to rocker camber profile.
Bindings: Rome Black Label
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 200lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, zero wind, firm snow that turned into chunder snow as the day progressed, and warm temps.
Flex: This board got softer in the tips for this year. The sweet spot has increased meaning you get even more play in the nose and tail, then its stiffer at the insert pack, and finally softer between the feet. There’s an over abundance of torsional flex that really lets you twist this board. The total flex comes in at below middle of the road but only slightly above jib noodle.
Stability: The only stable spot on this board is right under foot. The tips flat and chatter at speeds and the middle gets bounced around in variable terrain. In rutted out terrain you feel everything.
Ollies: This board engages with a skate like pop which makes it easy to snap. The board pops with ease and you never have to worry about ollieing over, onto, or up on anything. Rollers can be utilized as launch ramps.
Pop On Jumps: Small and medium jumps are no problem, bigger ones I’d worry that they’re not going to get the job done. On the various transitional jumps in Peace Park it sucks up the lip and lands in the tranny just fine.
Butterability: As the sweet spot has increased you’ve created the most optimal platform for buttering there is. This means with minimal effort you can swivel and sizzle. Get sideways, feel locked in, and just hold it for however long you want. This board is playful and predictable.
Jibbing: With jibbing you can over press this board now. Sure it locks into presses but you have to know when you’re putting too much weight over the nose or tail or it will fold. Once you’ve figured that out you’re dialed and it’s locked in. Getting sideways this board just cradles itself around the feature and locks in.
Carving: Can this board carve? Yes. Can you over power it and cause it to wash out? Definitely. Short quick turns and carves to medium carves are its strong suit. 9 out of 10 times I went for a deep hard carve the tail would buckle and wash out. It’s a deck that has limitations with carving and you have to know them.
Rider in Mind: Park focused rider that wants a slightly softer deck.
Personal Thoughts: I think it got softened up a little too much with the new core this year. It’s sweet spots increased while it’s stability and rebound decreased. If you’re riding a smaller hill with a lot of jibs then yeah it makes sense, but if you’re riding anything bigger you will find yourself over powering it. Just understand there’s limitations with this board.
Comparable Boards: K2 WWW, Capita Horrorscope, Bataleon Global Warmer