Board: Libtech Stump Ape
Camber Option: C2x. Lengthened camber with a shortened rocker zone.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, cooler temps, 1 to 3 inches of hot pow everywhere, and perfectly groomed corduroy.
Flex: This board isn’t overly stiff, it’s definitely a freeride flex but it’s about a middle of the road flex. You do have a slightly directional flex to it meaning softer nose and progressively stiffening up. There is some torsional give to it as well.
Stability: The width gives this board all the stability you need. It’s one of those decks that’s not dead and damp but not lively and chattery. You might feel some chatter if you plow into frozen moguls or death cookies at full speeds.
Ollies/Pop: There is snap in this board if you know how to activate it. You pop predominately off the rear camber zone right outside the back foot. It has to be loaded up and the rebound is there when it engages. It’s not overly snappy, but it is enough to make you pleasantly surprised.
Butterability: There’s a flex point right out at the far reaches of the camber zones that you want to make sure you hit. When you do this board will butter and it will butter well. The big thing to note is that it does rebound a bit so be prepared for that.
Carving: So having a size 10 boot and this thing being a behemoth how was it getting it on edge? Actually not bad at all, it’s not the nimblest board I’ve been on but it wasn’t a slouch, it never felt like there was a delayed reaction. You do have to drive it more off the back foot and it does take a bit more effort, but not much. On edge this board rails a turn and you can feel it plowing through everything in its path.
Rider in Mind: Big footed Sasquatch that wants a volume shifted snowboard.
Personal Thoughts: I think if I had a size 11 or larger foot this board would have ridden a bit differently. Not that it rode bad for me, it just needed to be finessed a bit more than I thought it would. This board is super stable in variable terrain and actually carves well for its width and size.
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