Board: Ride Super
Camber Option: Directional Hybrid Camber. Rocker in the nose and camber from just outside the front insert through to the tail.
Bindings: Rome Black Label
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 200lbs
Resort: Steamboat Springs
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, zero winds, cold temps, chunder snow, heavy snow, ice, and perfect corduroy.
Flex: This is that predictable middle of the road flex. You get more flex in the nose then right where the rocker zone ends it stiffens up through to the tail. There’s a fair amount of torsional flex to it which gives it some play.
Stability: The width and camber of this board really give it most of its stability. The nose does chatter at high speeds due to the rocker in it and you will feel a little bit of that under your front foot. In rutted out terrain this board manages to stay on top of everything but you do feel those big jarring hits through the center of the board.
Ollies: Between the camber, the carbon layup, and the shape of this board it has snap. Load it up (which takes very little effort) and prepare yourself to boost.
Pop On Jumps: I didn’t hit any jumps with this board this time but I can tell you that it still sends it on them with ease. Nothing has changed in that department.
Butterability: That rocker in the nose is optimal for locking in a big long press on snow and just holding. The tail can get sideways and let you slide. Overall if you know how to butter you’ll butter fine on this thing.
Jibbing: The nose is going to be the optimal section to lock into a press that rocker just creates such a huge sweet spot you never have to worry about it. The tail is stiffer and takes a bit more effort to press with. The camber section through the middle will hug a feature perfectly fine.
Carving: Here’s where this board feels most at home. It’s got the power in it to drive a hard carve and lay it over when you want but you can be laid back if you need to. Short quick carves or long hard drawn out ones it doesn’t matter. The camber gives you the load to snap it out of a turn while the rocker in the nose makes it easy to engage and initiate the turn.
Rider in Mind: All mountain freestyle focused freerider.
Personal Thoughts: Nothings change with this board since the last time I rode it and that’s good. It’s still super solid and fun. It’s playful where you want it yet has the power where you need it.
Comparable Boards: Telos Backslash, Lib Tech Orca, Yes Hybrid