Board: Huck Knife Pro
Camber Option: Quad Camber. Camber with a micro rocker right before the upkick in the tips.
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, warmer temps, low to moderate winds, frozen snow, firm fast groomers, soft creamy groomers, slush, chunder, and ice.
Flex: This board has that standard middle of the road flex that makes it predictable. Softer tips that stiffen up mid way to the insert pack and keep that flex through the middle. There’s a fair amount of torsional flex that is noticeable.
Stability: This board is stable to a point which gives it a predictable ride for a park twin. You do get some chatter in the tips that you can slightly feel underfoot. Then you have a more stable middle section that can get bucked around in really firm rutted out terrain, but softer snow it just plows through with ease.
Ollies: The snap is there and it lets you know. So load up that camber, let it rebound, and prepare yourself to send it. This is a deck that while you do have to exert a little effort to load up the camber it isn’t overwhelming and you get back double what you put in.
Pop On Jumps: This board is fully at home on jumps whether small, medium, or large. It snaps off the lip, gets you in the air, and does what it needs to do. It’s very predictable with how it will boost off a lip and how it handles landing.
Butterability: That ever so small rocker section in the zone coupled with the softer tip flex really lets you press into this board and feel locked in. It won’t give you the most insane deep butter but it does hold on and let you swivel and sizzle. Getting sideways is easy enough and while there’s plenty of pop out of any variation you do it doesn’t fight you through it, so get weird.
Jibbing: This board locks into nose and tail presses but doesn’t give you a deep press. You get a lot of snap out of these variations when you hit the end of the feature so prepare yourself for that. If you’re a real laid back jibber you might not like how you have to know how to ride camber to engage this. When going sideways it hugs the feature aggressively and while it doesn’t clap out or feel like a balancing act it is a bit more aggressive of a flex.
Carving: The big thing with this sidecut to note is that on ice it can feel a little loose, it just seems to lack a bit of grip. But in any other conditions it does its job and does it well. There’s a smooth and fluid edge to edge transmission that gives this board a quick and nimble feel for getting around features, obstacles, or just doing a quick turn. When you drive into this board you can push harder and feel it want to swoop from one side of the trail to the other. It’s when you really lay this thing on edge to see what its limits are that it shows you that it’s not ready to lay a full trench all the time. Overall it turns decent enough for a park board with its short quick set up carves or the more medium drawn out ones but it still retains the ability to push it to the limit when you need to.
Rider in Mind: High end freestyle rider.
Personal Thoughts: This board is predictable with how it rides and that’s what’s nice about it. You don’t have to worry too much about how it’s going to react and you can just ride. It gets the job done and done well. As mentioned on straight ice the sidecut loses its grip but everywhere else it’s fine.
Comparable Boards: Nitro T3, Rome Mod, Capita Outsiders
Binding Recommendations: Nitro Team, Rome Katana, Salomon Alibi Pro