Board: West Six Carro
Camber Option: Freeride Camber. A setback directional camrocker.
Bindings: Rome Black Label
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 200lbs
Resort: Wolf Creek Ski Area
Conditions: 15 inches of powder with a solid rain layer in it making it heavy underneath. With minimal chundery groomers around the resort.
Flex: With a softer more playful flex you get a board that’s below a middle of the road over all. The nose through the front insert pack to right in front of the back insert pack is soft, it then stiffens up under the back foot through the tail. There’s a lot of torsional give to the point it’s highly abundant which can make the board hooky.
Stability: This board is mildly stable. The rocker in the nose flaps at speed and that resonates back under the front foot. In choppy terrain you notice the board bends with the contours for the most part but this causes all the micro vibrations to resonate through the middle of the board.
Ollies/Pop: The pops there and engages off the back foot due to the setback camber. It’s easy to initiate and you can be a bit more laid back.
Butterability: For a pow board having rocker in the nose it takes a lot of time to find the right spot to lock it into a nose butter. Even when you do the board doesn’t bend as much as you would think for its flex and it fights you the whole time.
Carving: There’s too much torsional flex in this board so you have to dial it back when carving. Short quick mellow carves or long swooping turns are its strong suit. Dialing in a hard aggressive carve the board kicks out on the tail and gets hooky right in front of the back foot.
Rider in Mind: Pow rider that wants a more mellow ride.
Personal Thoughts: The more I rode this the more I found its short comings. It’s a board that has its place but there’s so many out there like it that it lacks being anything mind blowing or original. It’s hooky in a hard carve because you can over flex it. The pow float is about what you would expect and it’s easy to navigate this board through tight trees due to the flex I mentioned.
Comparable Boards: Nidecker Mosquito, Rome Service Dog, Kemper Apex