Snowboard Iskola

Board: Yes Basic UnInc. RDM

Size: 158

Camber Option: Camber. Good ole fashioned camber.

Bindings: Rome Black Labels

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Copper Mountain

Conditions: A mix of sunny blue skies with high level clouds, moderate winds, warmer temps, frozen groomers, chunder, ice, and a ton of slush.

Flex: This is your middle of the road all mountain freestyle flex. You have a bit more play in the tips then about halfway back to the inserts it starts to stiffen up and then gets stiffer under foot through the middle. There is a fair amount of torsional flex as well.

Stability: This board is fairly stable for what it is. Sure you get some chatter out in the tips but it doesn’t fully resonate back underfoot. In rutted out terrain this board flexes and bends with everything to make sure you can stay on top of it.

Ollies: There is snap in this board and a lot of that is due in part to it being traditional camber. Load it up and you will have to load it up but it’s not an aggressive camber that needs a lot of downward force put into it and it will snap. The snap is solid and on par with other boards of this caliber.

Pop On Jumps: This board has snap and is fully at home hitting a jump. It wants to boost and it does what it needs to do. Small, medium, and large jumps are fine for this thing and expect it to have solid snap off the lip.

Butterability: This board will fight you when you butter so be prepared for that. While not the most aggressive amount of rebound it is there and will react as you push into the tips while swivel and sizzling. As this board is camber you want to get your weight out at the contact points and really push into it.

Jibbing: A little muscle goes a long way to get this board to press. It’s relatively easy if you know what you’re doing to get it to lock into a nose or tail press, but if you’re being laid back they can be soggy or slap down. When you get sideways the camber and flex cradle the feature but don’t clap out which makes it optimal for going across a rail.

Carving: This board has a fluid and smooth roll to it that feels more like a camrocker board than a camber one. It’s easy to engage and has enough flex for you to drive it through a turn while still retaining a solid amount of rebound to push through. Short quick carves or long hard drawn out ones are its strong suit. Laying it over on edge it does a decent job of letting you push your body into the snow but that isn’t what it’s meant for. When being more laid back you can steer right underfoot and let the Underbite take over for added grip.

Rider in Mind: All mountain freestyle rider.

Personal Thoughts: This boards fun and predictable in a way that allows you to feel like you’ve ridden this thing a 100 days whether it is the 100th day or your first. It cruises with ease but will set an edge when you want it to. In the park it holds its own and lets you get the job done.

Comparable Boards: Rossignol Resurgence, Rome Agent, K2 Medium

Binding Recommendations: Now Select, K2 Formula, Rome Katana