Snowboard Iskola

Board: Signal Park Series

Size: 154

Camber Option: Traditional Camber

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 with a few clouds, gusts of wind, warm temperatures, chop, chunder, slush, pools of water, and perfect hero snow.

Flex: With an ever so slightly below a middle of the road flex you get the predictability of softer tips and a stiffer mid section. The torsional flex matches the overall flex of this board and really lets you manipulate it how you want.

Stability: It’s stable to a point but expect to feel everything with this board as it’s highly lively. You get a ton of chatter in the tips and that resonates back underfoot. In rutted out terrain if you’re not prepared for it you will get bucked around.

Ollies: The traditional camber on this board is so mellow that with the flex of this board it gives it a skate like pop. This means it’s super easy to engage and rebounds as you would expect without any surprises. This makes it easy to load up and pop off sidehits, rollers, and gaps.

Pop On Jumps: As it’s a little softer it’s not going to be the deck you take to the big line obviously. But small to medium jumps it’s totally fine. It pops off the lip with relative ease and lands solidly enough to not wash out.

Butterability: Here’s where this board shines, the sweet spot in the tips is huge. You can just lean into the nose or tail and it’s pressing and locked in. This means it requires little effort to do whatever you want with your butter variations so get weird.

Jibbing: It locks into rails and feels secure. This thing just gives a nice deep press and still retains some solid snap to pop out over the ruts in the landing. Going sideways you’ll feel this board almost clap out when it lands on a rail but it just manages to retain enough rigidity that it doesn’t. Basically if you can or can’t jib, this board has you covered.

Carving: The edge to edge power transmission is consistent and clean but it’s not snappy, aggressive, or even nimble. This means that you’ll feel it go from edge to edge and may have a slight delay where you’re flat basing between going up on whatever edge. On edge it’s secure when the snows smooth the second it gets lumpy it starts to kick out and get bucked around but that’s expected of a board like this. Basically it’s good for short quick set up carves and medium ones, otherwise you’ll want something beefier.

Rider in Mind: Fully park focused rider that isn’t hitting big stuff.

Personal Thoughts: I actually dug this board it was fun for what it is. The camber profile works well with the flex to make it a consistent park board. It’s nothing mind blowing but it is predictable and consistent which makes it easy to do all your stock tricks on as well as progress.

Comparable Boards: K2 Geometric, Telos Adit, Ride Kink

Binding Recommendations: K2 Indy, Bent Metal Joint, Rome Vice