Oct 07, 2014 by Robin
Ability Level: Intermediate •
Riding Style: Aggressive All Mountain Freestyle •
Days You Ride A Year: 20+ •
Strengths: Jumps •
Weaknesses: Rails •
(for Boards, Boots & Bindings) Height, Weight And Boot Size: Burton Imperial (44EU), Burton Cartel Re:flex(L)
On Snow Feel: Cambered Board. Loves to n/ollie and pops you into the air.
Powder: Didn't test it in Pow.
Turn Initiation and Carving: Rides like a wooden door. In 159 it's really wide, about 26,1cm. Edge to edge is really slow and you need to really put pressure on that edges. Carving works.
Speed: The base isn’t fast. It feels stable.
Uneven Terrain: The stiffer flex and more aggressive ride is going to handle speed pretty well but when you have to deal with end of the day tracked up groomed snow it’s not ideal. You can feel a little more impact being passed up to your body.
Approximate Weight: For me it feels a bit heavy, because of the waist of 26,1cm. The new 2015 version is avaiable in "normal" waistwidth.
Edge Hold: Edges were detuned for the park a bit. But still holds pretty good.
Flex: Nice middleflex. It’s not great at buttering or presses but u can butter this board. You have to prepared that it fights back.
Switch: This is a true twin and its going to be the same either way.
Rails- Not the best rail board.
Pipe: If the edge hold was a little better it would be an excellent board for those that know how to ride the pipe well.
Jumps: What a fun board to Ollie and jump. If you are into bigger jumps and like a more camber feel underfoot when jumping this is a good choice. It really give you the air you need.