Snowboard Iskola

Board: Public Display

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Size: 153

Camber Option: Frame Camber. Flat between the feet with rocker in the tips.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Copper Mountain

Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, warm temps, slush, chop, chunder, a little ice, and perfect corduroy.

Flex: For it being a 53 it was actually stiffer than I thought it would have been, yes I know I should have ridden the 56 it wasn’t available. Anyways what you get is a board that sits just above a middle of the road park flex. There’s a huge sweet spot in the tip and the tails due to the rocker but it also has some rebound. The mid section is stiffer than the tips and there’s a ton of torsional flex.

Stability: Unless you’re charging into a rutted out chunder field of doom this boards stable. You do get chatter in the tips and you will feel some of that underfoot, but for the most part it’s stable for what it is. Rarely did I get bucked around and think I was going to eat shit and die.

Ollies: This board has 100% skate-style pop. This means zero load but spring when you roll back on the tail. So come in hot, snap off whatever, and launch because this board does it.

Pop On Jumps: I’d say small and medium jumps are this boards strong suit, more so because of the camber profile and less because of the core construction of the board. It pops off the lip with ease and gets you up in the air, or it lets the lip throw you if you’re being lazy.

Butterability: The tips are so buttery. They just lock in and hold a press till you want to snap out of them then there’s some rebound. You’ll find yourself doing just about any butter variation with it.

Jibbing: This board is at home on rails, boxes, and features. It just is. It presses easily with minimal effort but it holds well and snaps off the end of any feature without regret. Going sideways it just straddles the feature and you feel secure.

Carving: Normally for a board like this you sacrifice a bit in the carving department. While it’s not a diehard carver it’s a great resort cruiser. You can ankle steer this board with minimal movements which helps you change the dynamic of your turns. When you really crank this board over it will lay over to a point but it doesn’t wash out when you’re pushing it. This means you can do park carves when a skier or a family of dumb tourists who wandered into the park get in your way.

Rider in Mind: Well rounded park rider that isn’t hitting the biggest features.

Personal Thoughts: Here’s another one from Public that didn’t suck. It’s actually a little stiffer than people think which kind of lets you downsize just a hair if you have to. I had to as the rep didn’t have anything bigger for me to ride, not a bad thing, just a 153 wouldn’t have been my first choice. But it gets the job done and it’s solid.

Comparable Boards:
Nitro T1:
Rome Party Mod:
Yes Dicey:

Binding Recommendations:
Nitro Team Binding:
Rome Katana:
Now Brigade: