Hoping to get some opinions on the indoor survival. I am a little unsure of the FK tech, in particular the fact that you are only putting downward pressure on the flat sectiion of the board the majority of the time so i'm just interested as to how the board rides/feels. Also, how buttery is it and how's the pop?
the board rides alright.
It has a bit of a washing propensity for me, but thats compensated for by decent technique as i found at the end of last season. It'll still feel squirly in chop but instead of trying to blast it youll eventually just bounce around on it.
Which i guess brings me to pop. It has pop. But its not snappy if that makes sense. it feels like it wants to bounce off everything and has a decent sweetspot for the occasional kick, but against my quiver killer it feels pretty lifeless in terms of pop. With the qk you hit that sweet spot and boom! orbit! With the indoor you hit it and boing, youre bouncing around and grinning your face off. Hard to explicate an unquantifiable feeling, but thats how i feel on the pair of them.
As for buttering, it butters. I didnt use mine at all this year until my last day out. For the whole season id been on the airobic, quiver killer (main) and the charlie slasher. I was honestly taken aback at how soft and easy to throw about it was. I had a genuinely fun time just cruising and bopping off stuff. It was just fun to just spin about and bounce around on the walls.
Which i guess summarizes how i feel about it.
The boards great for cruising and mucking about, but for me its a little dull. I dont mean dull as in boring, but dull as in unlively. When i got back on my quiver killer (in that same afternoon), suddenly everything felt way zippier, i had killer pop again, perfect edge hold, and really fast sharp nippy turns.
The point is, I loved both rides in truth, but obviously for completely different reasons. And riding them back to back brought those reasons right to the fore. The indoor presses like crazy, you wont have any problems buttering and just doinking off bobbles and chop. Its a great hangover ride; really mellow, easy going, playful, loose, and all that fun stuff. The quiver killer on the other hand (now the NAS) just blasts everything it sees.