Board: Weston Backwoods
Camber Option: Camrocker. Slight camber under foot and rocker in the tips.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 188lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Overcast skies with a weird bubble causing a halo of light to sit over the majority of the mountain, slightly warmer temps turning the fresh snow into chunder cement, and a little bit of wind.
Flex: This board has a playful directional flex. You get a softer nose, stiffer mid section, and finally a ever so slightly stiffer tail. The torsional give is highly abundant and allows you to drive the board easily enough.
Stability: With the wider platform you get a lot of stability in this board which allows you to push through fresh snow or even heavy warmed up chunder like what happened to me. The tips flex allows the board to creep up and over anything in its way without bucking you.
Ollies/Pop: Having a micro camber aids this board with its snap. When I was hitting side hits or launching small snow covered poppers the width of this board made it easy to really load up and pop off anything in sight.
Butterability: The tips have enough play that if you want to pop into a butter you can. I will say that the pointed tip of the nose did sometimes catch if I wasn’t fully squared up.
Carving: This sidecut is designed to get low and rip. I could lay a Euro-carve on groomers or do a full swooping carve in tight trees or banked turns. It’s a board that you can rally on.
Rider in Mind: Powder hound that wants to downsize so they can get into tighter trees.
Personal Thoughts: This board reminded me of riding one of those decks you can downsize on that all the companies are doing. It was soft and nimble yet had the stability due to the girth it needs. The sidecut rips and this board is a formidable ride to others on the market. What sets it apart is that it seemed to have more snap than others I have ridden.
Comparable Boards: Marhar Woodsman, K2 Cool Bean, Libtech MC Step Tail
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