Snowboard Iskola

Board: Dinosaurs Will Die Rat

Size: 153

Camber Option: Repop camber. Flat through the inserts with 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: High visibility gray skies, warmer temps, some wind, crunchy corduroy and ice.

Flex: Make no qualms about it this board is soft. It’s a jib stick through and through so you have a softer section in the tip through the rocker and then it’s ever so slightly stiffer in the flat part of the camber. There’s a ton of torsional flex to it as well.

Stability: Keep those knees bent because this board feels everything. Rutted out terrain, feeling it. Cruising a groomer, feeling it.

Ollies: This board has a very skate like snap to it so you don’t have to load it up to get it to pop. Just ride along and bam you can snap it into the air. The pop is there and it gets the job done, but you can over power the board so it doesn’t rebound the way you want. Basically you have to know how to be light on your feet with getting it to engage.

Pop On Jumps: Keep it small to medium because this board realistically can’t handle more than that. It pops decently enough off the lip of the jump and it’s good on transitions but you have to be prepared for it to wash out on you due to the softer flex.

Butterability: Well with the softer tips and rocker you obviously have a giant platform for buttering. Just be aware you can overflex this board and get it to buckle. When it locks in that’s where you want it to be, because if you push it further it will just fold. Otherwise it’s a little butter stick.

Jibbing: This board is relatively easy to press on and takes next to no effort. Just get your weight ever so slightly outside the insert packs and you’re in a nose or tail press. When you go sideways this board almost claps out on the feature so be prepared for it to really lock in.

Carving: Short quick set up turns or laid back mellow carves are where it’s at. If you really push into this board you’ll get it to wash out from being over flexed. Then again that’s not what this board is designed for so why would you really try to lay a carve over?

Rider in Mind: Jib focused park rider.

Personal Thoughts: This is softer than the last generation. It has a little more snap in it but you sacrifice stability for more play. Is that a bad thing? Not necessarily as it’s a jib board and designed to be thrashed on rails.

Comparable Boards: Bataleon Wallie, Capita Horrorscope, K2 World Wide Weapon