Conditions: Overcast skies, warmer temps, snow falling, 2 to 4 inches of spring sugar snow, crust, chop, chunder, ice, and soft groomers.
Flex: Here’s the thing the boards flex just past the inserts feels like it’s past a middle of the road all mountain flex, but the tips are a little softer feeling more like a true middle of the road. The torsional flex is there and noticeable but not overly abundant. There’s a key flex point midway between the inserts and the contact point that you will notice.
Stability: This board feels consistently smooth. Not damp just smooth. That means you do feel some of the vibrations underfoot and there will be a little flap in the nose and tail at speeds in rutted out terrain. It does a good job of absorbing larger hits in deep ruts and crushes death cookies with ease.
Ollies: As it’s traditional camber you do have to load it up to get it to engage and when you do the rebound is about what you would expect. There’s a level of consistency to it that just feels like you’ve ridden this board all season long.
Pop On Jumps: It has enough pop for jumps, as A basin has the most questionable post season jump on earth it’s not a true gauge of how well it will work, but it got the job done. Knowing that this is Dev’s pro model it’s going to be fine on just about any jump size so just send it.