Board: Rossignol Sushi Mild
Camber Possibility: Amptek Elite, camrock with mix zones simply outdoors the insert pack.
Bindings: K2 Lien AT, Circulate Freeballer FS
Stance:Goofy, 21in vast, 18/zero with the K2’s, 21/+three with the Flows
Boots: DC Tucknee measurement eight
My Weight: 155lbs
Situations: This was throughout our ridiculous early March storms that we had been measuring in ft. Keystone really has some steep and deep if you understand what you’re doing. I do know what I’m doing. Not many others do apparently so I used to be dropping rocks fields and small cliffs, driving tight timber and open timber, all in anyplace from 6-24in (relying on how the zone bought loaded) all day. This was additionally spherical 2 of the storms so below all the brand new deep snow was softer packed snow. Actually among the greatest circumstances I’ve had in Summit in a very long time.
Flex: Proper round common to simply under for a quantity shifted board like this. The tail being so brief doesn’t actually have any flex to it, however the board does have a reverse directional flex. The nostril being as massive as it’s isn’t stiff, however advantages from the reverse flex holding it from being noodely delicate.
Stability: Ever skip a stone on throughout a pond? Yeah, it’s like that. Via smoother extra even terrain it’s positive, however the measurement and flex imply via rougher or uneven terrain you extra information the board than actually steer it. It helps to remain gentle in your ft via tough stuff. It by no means bought me into hassle and it by no means buckled or blew me out of a flip, however it’s not profitable any Freeride World Tour stops.
Ollies/Pop: There may be subsequent to nothing behind your foot. Tremendous fast and light-weight footed snaps will give a bit bit, however for probably the most half something you get simply relies upon by yourself leg energy.
Butterability: Nicely there actually isn’t something to butter on behind you again foot, however the softer flex of the sunshine means I might throw my complete physique weight into the nostril and really even get some torsional flex from it. In pow it’s nice with all that floor space to put into, on groomers it takes some work with the width, however it’s doable.
Carving: So long as you don’t let your weight get outdoors your again foot and also you make sure that to interact the camber it is going to flip. However with the softer flex and general lighter really feel it will get unruly in something aside from easy terrain. Quick snappy flip are the place this actually needs to reside.
Rider in Thoughts: Smaller rider or feminine in search of a downsize pow deck so as to add to their quiver.
Private Ideas: Most excessive quantity boards simply don’t strike me proper. I do know this, however even nonetheless this was not likely my sort of trip. I’m technically over the burden restrict and among the stability would come again if I had been 40lbs lighter, however for me there simply isn’t sufficient board there. I like my edges and I like extra of them. It is vitally fast within the timber and with the close to easy float does make deep snow tree driving require approach much less thought and energy although.