Snowboard Iskola

Board: Furberg Freeride

Size: 160

Camber Option: Low camber rocker. So a mellow camber into rocker in the tip and tail.

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: Sunny bluebird skies, cooler temps, some wind, chunder snow, frozen ice, frozen snow, and a few inches of fresh here and there.

Flex: It has a pretty standard freeride flex so softer nose progressing into a stiffer tail. Noticeable flex points are right before the front foot and right outside the back foot. The overall flex is a middle of the road freeride flex so nothing special there. There is a little bit of torsional flex which is nice but it’s not overwhelming.

Stability: This board is stable but not damp. You do feel some chatter in it and that does effect you underfoot. There’s chatter in the nose that mildly resonates back towards the front foot when riding at high speeds.

Ollies/Pop: The snap is there if you engage the camber section with the rocker and get it to pop. Is it a board that really boosts? No, but it does get the job done with ease.

Butterability: You do have rocker if you want to do a little nose butter here and there but I really wouldn’t recommend it.

Carving: This sidecut has to have its weight throw into it on firmer snow to get it to engage. It’s a board that you have to be assertive to get it to initiate a turn. When you you’re in fresh snow it turns a lot easier which after riding the Furberg line I’ve learned is just where they make their boards to be predominately ridden. If you’re looking for a freeride board for carving on groomers this isn’t it. It takes so much more effort to engage a turn and then get it to stay locked in. But in fresh snow it works the way you would want it to. Short quick turns need to be calculated and carves you want to give yourself optimal room because it takes a lot of space to get this thing to hit the apex of the carve.

Rider in Mind: Someone that’s going to be in more fresh than groomed and understands this board has to be finessed.

Personal Thoughts: This is not the board for me. I can tell you that right now. That sidecut is something for someone with more wide open less crowded runs and wants to take big swooping turns and carves. The camber profile is solid for what it is and it takes little effort to get it to work the way you want. Overall I think this thing is more suited to wide open bowls and above treeline riding where you have the terrain to ride this properly.

Comparable Boards: Jones Ultra Flagship, Ride Commissioner, K2 Overboard