Board: Ride Peace Seeker
Camber Option: Tapered Directional Extra Camber. Directional camrocker with rocker in the nose and camber throughout the board.
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, warmer temps, chop, chunder, ice, and perfect hero snow.
Flex: It’s a fully directional freeride flex. The nose is softer and that’s amplified by the rocker section then where it meets the camber it just progressively stiffens up back to the tail. The torsional flex is noticeable but not overly abundant.
Stability: This board is super stable. I MEAN STABLE! When you’re charging with this board any chatter the nose gets from that rocker zone is pretty much killed off by the time it hits the front foot. In choppy terrain this board either plows through it or climbs on top of it and never bucks you. Haul ass because you won’t have to worry about this deck.
Ollies/Pop: The snap is there with this board but you do have to load the camber section up a bit to get it to rebound. Doing this it will fight you because the board is highly reactive, but the nice thing is that its snap is predictable for a board of this caliber.
Butterability: HAHAH yeah right look at this thing.
Carving: Alright lets talk about this board. It has one of the smoothest edge to edge transmissions I’ve ever experienced. Out of the rear foot through the tail you do get more power so when you crank your back knee into the center of the board it wants to just spring right out of the carve. This board is meant to be on edge and is a missile. Short tight quick turns or deep hard aggressive ones it has you covered. You’ll notice how you can just sit on the rear foot right over the insert pack and steer with very minimal ankle flexion inside the bindings. When this board locks in to a carve it locks in and you feel so secure.
Rider in Mind: Hard carving, fast charging, bank slalomed riding resort ripper.
Personal Thoughts: I had been told how well this board turns. Everyone that told me that was right. This thing rips a carve and just holds on and lets you charge. It’s so smoother and stable it’s uncanny how well your carves look. It’s a deck that while you can be assertive with it does let you hold back when you want to be mellow while cruising a blue. Overall this thing was absolutely amazing to ride.
Comparable Boards: Amplid Souly Grail, Bataleon Cruiser, Nerd Superposition
Recommended Bindings: Ride A-9, Rome Cleaver, Nitro Phantom Carvers