Board: Marhar Lumberjack X
Camber Option: Camber All Mountain. A mellowed out camber through the mid section to just before the insert packs where it flattens out before the upkick in the nose and tail.
Bindings: Rome Black Label
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 200lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Overcast skies, snowing, moderate winds, colder temps, and a mix of chunder, ice, and some loose fresh snow.
Flex: It’s a middle of the road twin park flex. This means the predictable softer tips stiffening up through the middle. There’s a fair amount of torsional flex so you can really twist this board. With the tips being softer that flat section is the sweet spot that is noticeably softer and it starts stiffening up just past that through the middle.
Stability: All the stability of this board is really derived from the width of this thing and its camber profile. With that said it’s a lively board that you do notice gets hammered a bit in rutted out terrain to the point you feel it. At high speeds there’s some flap in the nose and tail which does resonate under foot and can fatigue you.
Ollies: The camber profile is easy to load up which is nice as you don’t have to fight it to get it to engage. Once it’s loaded up it will rebound and pop. The snaps solid but not anything crazy mind blowing it’s more predictable than anything and feels like a board you’ve loaded up and snapped with for 100 plus days. So hit that side hit, pop that roller, and ollie that slow sign.
Pop On Jumps: It gets the job done and you don’t have to worry about it. The lip in my opinion does end up doing a bit more work than the actual load of this board but that’s whatever at this point.
Butterability: While this does have camber and there will be fight when you press into it that flat section creates the optimal sweet spot to lock it in and stay locked in. Get your weight right out over it and just be prepared to sit on that press and have it hold you. You want to swivel and sizzle you can on this thing.
Jibbing: This board locks into nose and tail presses with ease to the point you just feel secure doing them on any feature. Getting sideways the flex and camber of this board hugs the feature and lets you slide perfectly.
Carving: So there are limitations with this board and you’ll find them rather quickly. While the board transitions smoothly enough from edge to edge it’s when you’re trying to power aggressively through a turn that it lacks that added oomph to really push it hard and get real deep. Yes you can lock it in on edge and feel it hold but it’s not as aggressive. They softened the core up this year which also adds to it losing some of its power in my opinion.
Rider in Mind: Big footed camber loving twin guy that wants a deck to do it all.
Personal Thoughts: I don’t know about softening up this core. I think it lost a little bit of its power on edge but it gives you a easier to butter and jib board. I also felt this one was a little hooky at times if the snow conditions were a little off where as the regular Lumberjack never seems to have that problem. Then again I’m a regular Lumberjack guy so take that with a grain of salt.
Comparable Boards: Spring Break Powder Twin, K2 Party Platter, Lib Tech Short Wide