Board: Libtech Stump Ape

Measurement: 157

Camber Choice: C2x. Lengthened camber with a shortened rocker zone.

Bindings: K2 Indy

Stance: 21.5 Vast 15 Adverse 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Measurement 10

My Weight: 195lbs

Resort: Arapahoe Basin

Circumstances: Sunny bluebird skies, cooler temps, 1 to three inches of scorching pow in all places, and completely groomed corduroy.

Flex: This board isn’t overly stiff, it’s undoubtedly a freeride flex however it’s a couple of center of the street flex. You do have a barely directional flex to it which means softer nostril and progressively stiffening up. There may be some torsional give to it as effectively.

Stability: The width offers this board all the soundness you want. It’s a kind of decks that’s not lifeless and damp however not vigorous and chattery. You may really feel some chatter in case you plow into frozen moguls or demise cookies at full speeds.

Ollies/Pop: There may be snap on this board if you understand how to activate it. You pop predominately off the rear camber zone proper exterior the again foot. It needs to be loaded up and the rebound is there when it engages. It’s not overly snappy, however it is sufficient to make you pleasantly shocked.

Butterability: There’s a flex level proper out on the far reaches of the camber zones that you simply wish to be sure you hit. If you do that board will butter and it’ll butter effectively. The large factor to notice is that it does rebound a bit so be ready for that.

Carving: So having a measurement 10 boot and this factor being a behemoth how was it getting it on edge? Really not unhealthy in any respect, it’s not the nimblest board I’ve been on however it wasn’t a slouch, it by no means felt like there was a delayed response. You do need to drive it extra off the again foot and it does take a bit extra effort, however not a lot. On edge this board rails a flip and you’ll really feel it plowing by means of every thing in its path.

Rider in Thoughts: Massive footed Sasquatch that desires a quantity shifted snowboard.

Private Ideas: I feel if I had a measurement 11 or bigger foot this board would have ridden a bit otherwise. Not that it rode unhealthy for me, it simply wanted to be finessed a bit greater than I believed it might. This board is tremendous steady in variable terrain and really carves effectively for its width and measurement.

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