Board: Dinosaurs Will Die Kwon
Camber Option: Action Camber. Camber through the middle to past the inserts then it flattens out and finally there’s a small reverse camber section right before the tip kick.
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, cold temps, zero wind, ice, chunder, frozen corduroy, and perfect corduroy.
Flex: This board is every so slightly past a middle of the road twin all mountain freestyle flex. You get slightly softer tips and then a stiffer mid section with a fair amount of torsional flex.
Stability: This board is very lively and fairly stable. You get some chatter in the tip and tail that does resonate back under the insert pack. In super rutted out terrain the board flexes with every bend in the snow and could wash out if you’re not paying attention to it.
Ollies: This board has snap. Between the shape of the camber profile as well as the core layup you can boost with it. Load up that camber section and the flat area becomes a spring board that lets you boost with this deck. It’s easy to engage and highly reactive.
Pop On Jumps: This board is totally at home boosting a ramp. It loads up and launches with ease.
Butterability: That flat section in the tip and tail is optimal for locking into a press. It holds on and snaps out when you want it to without fighting you. Swivel and sizzle baby!
Jibbing: As mentioned you have this great sweet spot due to the flat section that just locks in. Then you have the pop to snap out of a press when you need to. When you get sideways it cradles the feature perfectly and lets you slide till you complete the jib.
Carving: This board rolls in and out of carves with the utmost ease and purpose. It’s got a smooth transition from toe to heel but retains power when you need it in and out of a carve. Short quick carves or hard deep ones it doesn’t matter. The beauty of this board is you can rip a carve when you need to and be laid back when you want to.
Rider in Mind: All mountain freestyle focused rider.
Personal Thoughts: This is the best version of the Kwon I’ve been on. It has a more lively reactive snap to it which is nice but it maintains a predictable ride that you feel comfortable on. In my opinion this has a more throwback feel to a board from the late 90’s and early 2000’s that’s well broken in and you know how it’s going to ride.
Comparable Boards: Capita DOA, Rome Agent, Jones Mountain Twin