Snowboard Iskola

Board: Fjell MT1230

Size: 159

Camber Option: Camrocker.

Bindings: Rome Black Labels

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Loveland Ski Area

Conditions: Early season conditions with ice, chunder, a little bit of real snow, mild winds, and cooler temperatures.

Flex: This board is on the stiffer side of all mountain freestyle bordering on a softer freeride board. You have a little bit of play that keeps up till between the contact point and the first insert packs, then it stiffens up through the middle. There’s a little bit of torsional flex and you can twist this board as needed but it’s not overwhelming for the amount that it has.

Stability: This board is very stable. You want to plow through everything in its path and you never feel like it’s going to wash out. There’s a very minimal amount of chatter in the tips but it never fully resonates back under foot which helps provide this board with a more damp yet lively ride.

Ollies: Load that camber section up and be prepared to pop. This board has some rebound in it and it wants to get into the air.

Pop On Jumps: As this was preseason there weren’t any jumps but I wouldn’t hesitate sending the big line with this thing, it’s just geared for big freestyle. Which makes total sense as Andreas Wiig is behind this line of boards.

Butterability: This takes a bit more work. Sure you have the rocker section in the tip and the tail but when you lock into a press you have to muscle it to maintain it. So be prepared for a work out.

Jibbing: Once again it was preseason so there weren’t any rails or features but I wouldn’t bother jibbing with this board unless it was a high speed 50-50 or some kind of press/slide it’s just not what it’s geared for.

Carving: This board grips and rips. You can feel the output on this board as you transition from toe to heel. It just has so much power in and out of a turn. On edge you just feel locked in and want to cut from one side of the run to the other. Laying it over takes a bit more work and you’ll get a thigh work out when you do but don’t ever think it can’t stay locked in and crush the line your on.

Rider in Mind: A powerful rider that finds most all mountain freestyle boards too weak for them.

Personal Thoughts: This reminded me of riding a Jones Ultra Mountain Twin. It just had so much power in it and wanted to push through everything in its path. It has a lot of power yet it’s a very stable smooth ride. If you’re the type of rider that complains that most all mountain freestyle boards don’t give you the power that you want I would strongly urge you to look at this.

Comparable Boards: Jones Ultra Mountain Twin, Ride Helix, Capita Black Snowboard of Death