The Lago Double Barrel gives an old school camber ride a modern asymmetrical side cut and camber take. It’s not for everyone but could make the Aggressive Mountain Freestyler pretty happy. It pairs up well with the Open Road as a good 2 board quiver.
Conditions: Pretty much good snow every day. Fucking great year.
Riders: James, Matt,
Boots: Burton Almighty, Adidas Tactical ADV, Burton Rover
Bindings: Union Atlas, Burton Genesis X,
Set Up: Centered, about 22.75″ / 58cm 15 front -15 back
Approximate Weight: Felt normal.
Flex: Medium in the shop but on snow it feels stiffer when buttering and playing around.
On Snow Feel: Felt like a camber board and it’s got a pretty locked in feel. It’s modern old school if that makes any sense. What I mean is it’s camber in the way it feels but has the asymmetrical side cut to make it a board perfect going either way and a hybrid bend in the camber profile that makes for a lot of pop for the strong rider that knows how to use it. It’s not going to be a board that likes to forgive and it will bitch slap your body into the snow if you get off your game.
Edge Hold: We didn’t have much or any hard snow during the demo so can’t say with 100% certainty but it seems like it’s on the border of good snow to hard snow when it comes to edge hold. I’d love to see a little more grip but it’s good enough for a daily driver.
Turn Initiation: The Lago Double Barrel likes to lock in and go. It didn’t feel like it wanted to make lot’s of quick turns and it had a bit of a delay from edge to edge. I thought it would turn faster based on the specs and it’s not super slow but it feels like it wants to go straight more than turn.
Skidded Turns: Not a board for skidded turns unless you really know what you are doing. It’s not like the forgiving hybrid rocker or hybrid camber shapes out there.
Carving: I had as much fun on the Lago Double Barrel as I did with the Open Road. There is more pop and drive out of the turn and I felt really good working on carving fakie. It took some work to lay it over but when you did there was really good spring out of the turn.
Speed: Way faster than it’s flex would
Uneven Terrain: It’s good at powering through bumpy messy snow because it has such a damp feel for it’s flex but it’s also not a board I would choose for weaving in and out of bumps. Maybe the 152 would be better than our 155 but still it would not be the first choice.
Powder: No thanks. Would much rather be on the Open Road. The Double Barrel is a double flip over the handle bars kind of board when it comes to powder and if you do it make sure your back leg is massively strong.
Switch: Perfect either way and it’s a great board for those that like to ride switch.
Jibbing: It’s much more of a jump/pipe ride but Matt felt ok on some mellow jibs.
Pipe: We had no pipe but you could see that this is a great board for those that like to get way out past the coping. It’s for pointing it from one wall to another and launching. It’s not a mellow pipe ride and really responds to an expert rider there.
Jumps: If you have the leg strength the Lago Double Barrel will pop very well. It feels like it’s very damp and won’t but it does. It sets a great line into the kicker and it felt like it was calling us a pussy when hitting the small jumps that are up early season.
The Double Barrel wanted more out of the love I could give it and it needed bigger. It wanted big air and high speeds regular or switch so if you are that kind of rider then this could be a great board for everything except powder.