Board: Dinosaurs Will Die Perry
Camber Option: AM Camber. Flat with a very small rocker section out by the tip kicks.
Bindings: Rome Black Label
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 200
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Overcast skies, warmer temps, light snow falling, some wind, perfect corduroy, firm snow with little hints of ice here and there.
Flex: This boards soft and it’s closer to a floppy jib noodle than it is a jib stick with pop. You have an immense amount of play in the tips all the way back to the insert pack then it’s slightly stiffer through the middle with a great amount of torsional flex.
Stability: Most of the stability is under foot and even then you’ll still feel chatter and the board can get bucked around in rutted out terrain. So keep those knees bent and prepare for this.
Ollies: The snap is there. It’s full on skate style pop where you don’t have to load it up and what you put in is what you get so suck those knees up if you want to go a little higher or further.
Pop On Jumps: It can handle small to medium-ish jumps but that’s not what it’s designed for. So utilize the lip or transition to your benefit otherwise keep it to the jib line.
Butterability: This board flexes and bends with the best of them. You can get sideways and just keep your weight over the nose/tail with minimal effort and it will slide. One thing to note is you can over power this board if you’re not careful so knowing how to apply the right amount of pressure is very key with this deck.
Jibbing: Here is where this board is at home. With minimal effort you can lock in a nose or tail press, just be aware if you over power it that it will kick out so a little finesse goes a long way. There’s just enough rebound in this board to pop out of a feature without even trying. Getting sideways this board aggressively hugs the feature and locks in so as a higher weight rider on the 53 I did clap it out a few times, not a big deal just prepare for that if you’re an aggressive rider.
Carving: Surprisingly for a jib stick it can actually hold an edge. Short quick carves and mellow medium ones are its strong suit. When you try to really rail it the tail does tend to wash out a little from being over powered so you just have to find the perfect balance of power to finesse to ride this thing. On edge it does get kicked around a bit so keep those knees bent.
Rider in Mind: Jib influenced park rider.
Personal Thoughts: It’s been a while since I rode this board and the last time I did it was a solid flexing board but had some riding issues due to being twisted coming out of the press. That’s not a knock against the brand sometimes samples have issues. This however did not and I could fully test it on edge and see how it rode and it did what I thought it would. I like the Perry for what it is a jib board with just a little snap.
Comparable Boards: Bataleon Global Warmer, Rome Artifact, Capita Scott Stevens