Board: Yes Typo
Camber Option: 2-4-2 Camrock. Mellower rocker with more camber.
Bindings: Rome Black Label
Stance: 21.5 Wide 5 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 200lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Mostly bluebird skies, moderate winds at time, cooler temps, chunder, ice, slush, frozen snow, and perfect corduroy.
Flex: This board comes in with a flex just past a middle of the road all mountain freestyle. You have a little more play in the nose than the tail with a consistent flex in the mid section. There’s a bit of torsional flex but it’s not overly abundant.
Stability: This thing is mostly stable to a point. In super rutted out terrain you will get knocked around. There’s a little flutter in the tip on a groomer but it’s nothing major.
Ollies: You load the camber up it activates that rocker zone and you get some snap. It’s not overly poppy but it’s predictable and gets the job done. You always feel like it’s never going to leave you underwhelmed.
Pop On Jumps: This board has more than what you need to go hit a small, medium, or large jump with ease. It pops off the lip and stomps into the landings.
Butterability: The nose is a little easier to get out over than the tail. The camber and flex do fight you so be prepared to work for it a bit more than you would think.
Jibbing: A little speed goes a long way with this board it locks into nose presses with ease and has the pop you want to get out of it. The tail on the other hand takes a little more work and you’ll find yourself sitting on it to get a solid deep press. Going sideways this board pretty much teeter totters on the feature and doesn’t feel like it’s cradling it as much as it could.
Carving: The edge to edge transmission is quick and nimble. It’s a board that doesn’t make you consciously think about how you’re going to steer it, it just goes. The Underbite gives it more control right at the inserts which does help with ankle steering the board. When you rail a turn you can sit on that back foot and drive it from inside towards the middle then transition it back out to the tail. Short quick carves to long hard deep drawn out ones it has you covered.
Rider in Mind: All mountain freestyle guy.
Personal Thoughts: I think they stiffened this board up just a bit. It felt more all mountain instead of freestyle like the last one did when I rode it. It’s a well balanced board and it can handle just about everything on the mountain with ease. For the person that’s only going to own one board this is a solid option.
Comparable Boards: Dinosaurs Will Die Kwon, Capita Mercury, Rome National
Binding Recommendations: Now Select Pro, Union Force, Ride C-8