Snowboard Iskola

Board: Spring Break Powder Racer

Size: 157

Camber Option: Surf Rocker. Long rocker in the tip and tail with a flat section through the inserts.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Copper Colorado

Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, cold temps, fresh corduroy under a couple inches of fresh snow, pockets of 10 to 14 inches of pow, and some chunder.

Flex: This board has a loose full directional flex. Meaning softer nose, slightly stiffer through the flat section and then the tail is almost equal to the flex in the nose. There’s a lot of torsional flex to this board so you can really twist it.

Stability: Most of the stability is derived from the width of this board and even then it’s not crazy stable. The nose flaps at high speed and gets bucked around in rutted terrain. The tail is loose which causes you to lose some power off of it when you push it. The most stable section is the mid section and even then you do feel a lot of chatter under foot.

Ollies/Pop: This has a fully skate like pop which means you don’t load it up you just snap at the last minute and it will pop. It’s not the snappiest deck and the tail tends to flex a lot before it engages and lets you pop. It’s really designed for popping in fresh snow which is nice when you need to get over a fallen tree or send a little pillow.

Butterability: This thing is a butter machine. That Surf Rocker gives such an optimal sweet spot you can swivel and sizzle on this thing like no other. Just pop into the press and it just holds because the flex is so easy to man handle. It’s like riding a giant spatula when you butter.

Carving: This leaves a little more to be desired. It has a slow initiation off the front but just inside the front insert pack the flex, sidecut, and design take over. This lets you get zippy with a carve and rip it quickly as you center flex the board and drive into it. Short quick carves or mellow medium ones are its true strong suit but once you find the flex points and how to engage it you can rip a deep hard aggressive one. But then again this is a pow board first so carving isn’t its strong suit.

Rider in Mind: Surfy pow chaser.

Personal Thoughts: There’s things I like and dislike with this board. What I like is how it’s a giant surfboard and it floats exceptionally well in snow. What I don’t like is the second you hit firm crust or a groomer that isn’t forgiving you lose a bit of power and drive. But that’s to be expected with a deck like this and I’m not faulting it for that. This is a deck in my opinion that needs a couple inches of fresh on top of corduroy or a full deep day to full come into its own.

Comparable Boards: Endeavor Maverick, Libtech Double Dip, Rome Ravine