Board: Marhar Hyde Long
Camber Option: Hybrid Camber All Terrain Directional Freestyle. Camber under foot with a flat section between the feet and rocker in the nose and tail.
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, some snow falling, a couple inches of fresh snow, perfect corduroy, cooler temps, and some chunder snow.
Flex: This board has a predictable middle of the road all mountain flex. The nose and tail are softer than the center section and there is a lot of torsional flex to it.
Stability: With the softer tips you get a lot of flap and chatter but that center section is far more stable. Is this the dampest board under foot out there? No, you’ll still feel abrupt hits from dips in the terrain. So keep those knees bent.
Ollies: There’s pop in this board but it’s a bit delayed due to the longer tail. So be prepared to load it up and then have it slowly rebound and give you some boost. Basically just prepare to over exaggerate your movements on it.
Pop On Jumps: It gets the job done and there’s nothing that really stands out to it. I wouldn’t hit the big line with it but for riding Peace Park style terrain parks or just small to medium jumps it has you covered.
Butterability: The tips are like giant spatulas that just lock in to presses and hold them. There’s no rebound you’re just locked in and holding it. So get weird.
Jibbing: Once again those immense sweet spots in the tip and tail keep you locked in and hold the press. When you get sideways it somewhat hugs the feature but it doesn’t fully flap out what you will notice is that the tip and tail get all floppy when you do this.
Carving: This board is OK at carving. It has a smooth edge to edge transition but it never feels like it’s railing a deep carve or that it wants to enter and exit quickly. What I noticed is medium mellow carves were its strong suit and you tended to lose power out of a carve if you tried to drive it off the back foot aggressively.
Rider in Mind: Someone that wants a unique shape that rides smaller than it is.
Personal Thoughts: This board rides smaller than a 61 due to the camber profile and shaping. You get a lot of flap in the nose/tail which makes it a fairly lively board and not super damp. I get the concept of this board and lets be honest it’s a concept deck not a daily driver or a board for the everyman. I think with a few tweaks this thing could be an interesting high end powder dominated board.
Comparable Boards: Libtech Double Dip, Rome Party Mod, Endeavor Scout