Board: Ride Berzerker
Camber Option: Directional Hybrid Camber. A setback camrocker.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis
My Weight: 195lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Overcast skies, moderate wind, fresh snow, wind blown snow, snow falling, ice, chunder, and everything in between.
Flex: This board was a moderately stiff plank. The biggest area you notice the stiffness is in the middle with the torsional flex, there just wasn’t any. Overall it has a full blown directional flex with the softer nose back to a stiffer tail.
Stability: I’ll give it credit this board was super stable. It never got bucked around and while there was some flap and chatter in the tips it never really resonated back under the front foot.
Ollies/Pop: You have to aggressively load up the camber profile to get it to snap, but when you do it rebounds and pops. This board has snap that’s for sure, it just takes a lot to get it to work.
Butterability: I tried, I failed, and well I moved on.
Carving: Here’s the thing with this board, at slow speeds it’s super twitchy and wants to hook up. This is due to the lack of torsional flex. Now if you’re rallying and go to carve this board just locks in and drives so well. You won’t be Euro-carving with this board, but you’ll still be leaving a trench where you can. Speed is the biggest determining factor on how well it will turn or carve.
Rider in Mind: Jake Blauvelt or someone that aspires to crush the mountain like he does.
Personal Thoughts: What the fuck did they do to this board. That’s all I can say to myself. It was just such a bear to drive at slower speeds. When hauling ass though it was a completely different story.
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