Snowboard Iskola

Board: Public General Public

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Size: 155

Camber Option: Alert Hybrid Camber Rocker. It’s camrocker. Mellow rocker in the tips with camber throughout.

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, chop, chunder, slush, and perfect corduroy.

Flex: This board is a little below a middle of the road all mountain flex. You get more play in the tips and that is immense. Following that up you get a slightly stiffer mid section that still retains a lot of torsional flex.

Stability: This is a highly lively board so expect to feel everything with it and keep those knees bent. At high speeds the tips chatter and that reverberates back underfoot. The middle section while stiffer still gets bucked around in rutted out terrain if you’re not paying attention.

Ollies: The camrocker profile is really easy to load up and this board will snap. It’s not the snappiest deck out there but it’s got more than enough to satiate boosting a sidehit, popping a roller, and launching off a cat track gap. The nice thing is that it has an almost skate-like pop due to the camrocker.

Pop On Jumps: It can handle hitting jumps with relative ease as long as you’re not trying to send it to the big line. It just lacks the flex to be stable on a harder steeper landing. The nice thing is the pop is there and easy to engage as you come off a lip but it’s also so mellow you can be laid back with how you set up which makes for a less calculated ride and a more free flowing feel.

Butterability: The tips are so playful it’s easy to get your weight out on that rocker zone and just go sideways. It holds the press with minimal fight and just lets you get weird. The torsional flex is highly abundant so if you’re ankle flexing the board while doing this you can over twist it and hook up, consider this a warning.

Jibbing: It’s a Public Snowboard so this is where it truly shines. It locks in and holds presses with ease but still gives you just enough rebound to pop out of the end of the feature. When you go sideways it just flexes right around the feature without clapping out which makes it a nice smooth sliding deck.

Carving: It’s a little soft for really driving a hard carve and laying it over. Can it handle it? Yeah once you learn the limitations, but if you go into it guns blazing and try to crank it you’ll kick the tail out. Park carves and set up carves are really its strong suit. It has a surfy feel on edge that lets you be light on your turns.

Rider in Mind: The rad dad who wants a freestyle focused deck.

Personal Thoughts: This is the first Public I’ve ridden and it was exactly what I would expect. It’s predictably playful and has the snap where you need it. It can do mellow carves and is great for a day in the park with the boys but wouldn’t be my first choice as an all mountain freestyle deck.

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Rome Warden:
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Binding Recommendations:
Rome Vice:
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Union Strata: