Board: Dinosaurs Will Die Bilocq
Camber Option: Original 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: Overcast skies with snow falling, cold temps, firm fast corduroy, low visibility, and ice/chunder.
Flex: The overall flex comes in around the middle of the road. You get an immense sweet spot in the tip and tail that is softer than the mid section. There is a lot of torsional flex in this deck.
Stability: For the board being a park board there’s some solid stability from insert pack to insert pack. The tips are where you really feel the chatter and that’s to be expected. In rutted out terrain it can get bucked around.
Ollies: Good ole camber will give you snap that’s for sure. This board has some of that. The one thing I did notice is that with the softer tip and tail it doesn’t rebound as fast when you load it up so expect a tiny delay when launching a roller, slow sign, or fat skier kid.
Pop On Jumps: It gets the job done and didn’t seem to have any issue with the smedium sized features I was hitting. Would I go hit the big line? Probably not but for a Peace Park transition lap or jumps in the 10 to 25 foot range sure.
Butterability: The sweet spot is huge in the nose and the tail and this board just locks in. It feels secure and holds the press when you put your weight out over it. There is a little rebound out of a press but not so much that you’re forced to manhandle the board.
Jibbing: Much like buttering this board locks into a nose and tail press. Getting sideways it cradles the feature and does what you need it to do. The nice thing is there’s just enough pop to snap out of a feature when you need to.
Carving: There’s definitely limitations with this board but what do you expect from a twin park board? You’re not going to be laying it over on edge all day every day but you will be able to do tight quick set up carves and more normal length ones around the resort. It sometimes gets bucked around in really uneven terrain but as stated what do you really expect?
Rider in Mind: Camber loving park guy.
Personal Thoughts: If you like camber and want a board that’s not going to dominate you this is perfect. The snap feels like you’ve been riding this board for a 100 days. It’s solid on edge as you would expect for a park board. It gets the job done and there’s not much more you could ask.
Comparable Boards: Nitro T1, Arbor Westmark Camber, Ride Kink