Snowboard Iskola

Board: Lib Tech Rasman

Buy it here:
Christy Sports:
The House:
Blue Tomato:

Size: 159

Camber Option: C2X. Smaller rocker section between the feet with more camber underfoot.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Arapahoe Basin

Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, moderate to high winds, warmer temps, chop, chunder, slush, wind blown ice, and perfect hero snow on the groomers.

Flex: This is a stiffer all mountain deck that’s for sure, but it’s not a plank. You do have a little sweet spot in the nose out by the tip kick then it stiffens up progressively back to the tail. The torsional flex is minimal but matches up to the overall flex of this board.

Stability: This board is super stable. It plows through chop and chunder with ease. In fact the only time I felt any chatter was on a completely wind blown frozen run but nothing would have dissipated that.

Ollies: This board has some super snap. The C2X is really easy to load up and when you do it pops. The rebound out of this board just wants to boost off anything you hit.

Pop On Jumps: It’s Chris Rasman’s promodel so obviously it is going to crush it on jumps. I hit the smallest thing that can be considered a jump and it took it deeper and further. This board is really meant for bigger features. It snaps off the lip and just sends you.

Butterability: It’s definitely not the most butterable board on firmer snow that’s for sure. It takes a lot of work to get a deep press. There are two sweet spots in the tips and even those don’t have a ton of give. Speed and muscle go a long way with this board.

Jibbing: It’s not a jib board so lets just put that right out there right now. Yeah it can do some presses if you really push into it and man handle the board. Going sideways it’s more of a balancing act than something that cradles around it.

Carving: This board has some raw power when you’re carving. There’s a swift and powerful edge to edge transmission that just locks you in. When you drive it hard off the rear foot it grips and just cuts through everything in its path. You can lay this board over and get real deep if you know what you’re doing. Short tight quick carves or long hard drawn out ones it stands out.

Rider in Mind: Powerful all mountain freestyle guy.

Personal Thoughts: The first thing I noticed when I snagged this board was that it’s got some girth to it. There’s some weight to this board. Overall it’s a snappy, powerful, damp, and lively deck and just demands more from you as a rider. I feel this is what the EJack Knife always wanted to be but never was. This deck is insane with how well it handles chop and chunder as well as how it is so versatile for all mountain freestyle.

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