Board: Sure The Y.

Dimension: 154

Camber Choice: Camrock 2-Four-2. Mellow camber with a mellower rocker within the ideas.

Bindings: K2 Indy

Stance: 21.5 Large 15 Adverse 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Dimension 10

My Weight: 195lbs

Resort: Aspen Snowmass

Situations: Overcast skies, chunder snow, ice, heavy moist contemporary snow, gentle contemporary snow, frozen groomers, blasts of blue skies, and just about crap situations.

Flex: As that is the little brother to the Optimistic it’s a softer flex by means of and thru. It’s nonetheless simply previous center of the street and ever so barely directional that means softer nostril and stiffer tail. What you discover although is there’s WAY extra torsional flex to it.

Stability: This board retains the soundness of the Optimistic. You’ll discover it instantly when going quick on a groomer, charging by means of chunder, or pushing it into an ice coated mogul valley of dying. There’s just a little chatter within the nostril and solely the nostril but it surely by no means resonates aggressively again by means of to the entrance foot. In rutted out terrain it solely acquired bucked twice and that took extra effort than I care to confess to occur.

Ollies/Pop: There’s snap on this board. Is it poppy? Eh it’s OK you do need to load it up and be a bit ready with the place and the way you pop to get it to activate. You’ll really feel the rebound on this board once you do load it up.

Butterability: That nostril with the setback is immense and there’s a candy spot in it, however the rebound of the deck fights you. So be ready to muscle this board a bit.

Carving: Right here’s the place this factor shines. The Optimistic is a sleeper carver board and this board is definitely simpler to interact than its huge brother. It rolls from edge to edge and you may drive it into turns with ease. Once you load up the camber and drive into the middle of the board it slingshots out of turns. Whereas this board isn’t as aggressive because the Optimistic it’s nonetheless a ripper when on edge.

Rider in Thoughts: All mountain freeride charger.

Private Ideas: Primarily this can be a softer flexing extra playful Optimistic with barely downgraded supplies and a tweaked camber profile. It rides like an Optimistic however with out as a lot drive behind it so that you don’t have to actually push into it. I totally loved this board even when the situations had been pure shit.

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