Board: Yes Standard
Camber Option: 3-4-3 Camrock. More camber in the middle and slightly less rocker in the tips.
Bindings: Rome Black Label
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 200lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Mostly sunny blue skies, moderate winds, warmer temps, chunder snow, icy snow, firm and fast groomers, slush, and a bit of everything in between as it was pure springlike conditions.
Flex: This board sits on stiffer side of an all mountain twin flex. You get more play in the tips and it has a clearly defined flex point where the camber meets the rocker. The camber section is noticeably stiffer. There is a fair amount of torsional flex but not enough to dominate this board or cause it to be over powered.
Stability: The camber section is the most stable portion of this board, but that’s to be expected. You do get some chatter in the tip and right where that flex point is where the camber meets the rocker you notice it abundantly.
Ollies: The camber is easy to load up and utilizes the flex point where it meets the rocker as a spring board. This gives the board a ton of pop and and you notice it when you launch a roller, sidehit, cat track gap or just do a flat ground ollie at speed.
Pop On Jumps: This has more than enough snap to get the job done and the overall build of this board suits it for medium to large jumps but it’s still forgiving enough for smaller ones. This board likes to get into the air.
Butterability: What’s nice about this board is that it’s wider and there is a bit more rocker. This gives you a ample platform to play around on with your board. The camber fights you but the rocker section is so immense you don’t have to worry about it too much instead it just gives you more snap out of any butter variation you do.
Jibbing: So first and foremost lets be real with each other here this isn’t a jib board. With that said it can still handle some light jibbing i.e. nose/tail presses and going sideways. The rocker section in the tips coupled with the width gives you a great platform to lock into a press. The flex point where the camber meets the rocker will have spring so expect a little pop out of it. When going sideways that camber section more or less does a balancing act on the feature and less hugging.
Carving: What’s nice is that this board is smooth and stable on edge with a effortless edge to edge transmission. You do get a bit of control inside the insert pack due to the midbite which makes it easy to steer with ankle movements. Short quick carves and medium hard ones are its strong suit. When you lay it on edge you feel it grip and can drive it from the center back through the tail if you need to.
Rider in Mind: All mountain rider with a freestyle focus.
Personal Thoughts: This board is very stable for what it is and you rarely notice the chatter in the tips unless you slam hard into really rutted out terrain. It has pop when you want it and never makes you overly work for it. It’s a super well balanced board.
Comparable Boards: K2 Broadcast, Rome National. Rossignol Resurgence
Binding Recommendations: Now IPO, Rome Katana, Burton Cartel