Board: Signal Park Pro
Camber Option: Traditional Camber.
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, warm temps, slush, chop, chunder, and hero snow all rolled into one.
Flex: This has that middle of the road flex that’s predictable in a park snowboard. You get slightly softer tips that have a bit of rebound in them and then a stiffer mid section that has a noticeable amount of torsional flex.
Stability: This boards stable for the most part. You will feel a little chatter in the tips but it’s not anything major but underfoot it’s mostly dissipated. In rutted out terrain this board will either plow through it if the snows soft enough or climb on top of it without bucking you.
Ollies: The snap is there and while you do have to load the camber up it rebounds and wants to pop. So go fast, take chances, and pop hard because you’re boosting.
Pop On Jumps: Small to large this board has you covered. It snaps off the lip with power and gets you in the air but also lets you be laid back when you want to. The stability of this board is great for when you land in a rutted out jumps landing.
Butterability: While there’s rebound in the tips that gives a little fight it’s still easy to press into this board. It locks in and holds the butter well which lets you do various variations of old favorites. So get weird and have some fun.
Jibbing: A tiny bit of speed goes a long way with this board on the jibs. It locks in and holds the press while still being able to snap out of the feature. When you go sideways it slightly cradles the feature but lets you know the center of the board is rigid.
Carving: There’s a slight delay in the edge to edge transmission and you’ll notice that if you try to crank a carve unless you’re throwing your hip hard into the nose and driving the board aggressively. It can lay a carve over from time to time but that’s not its strong suit. It’s really suited for doing short set up and mellow carves.
Rider in Mind: Park guy hitting bigger features.
Personal Thoughts: It kind of rode like the regular Signal Park Series with just a bit more snap and rebound. This gave it a familiarity that was nice. If anything this board is predictable and does what it sets out to do without being overly ambitious.
Comparable Boards: Yes Jackpot, Rome Agent, K2 Medium
Binding Recommendations: Now Select Pro, Rome Katana, K2 Formula