Since we've necroed the 09/10 season thread, I figure why not make a more timely one? A lot of us won't have our final setup until the fall, given sales and such, but post what you have for now.
Optimistic in 154 is a party board for me ? It’s really playful on the nose and floats great. I’ve just flexed them all and barring the stiff tail it’s like 6,5/10 flex.
How do you like the Kazu? I traded for mine RIGHT before the shut down, never got it up. Pretty stoked about it though. I’m hoping it’ll just fill a spot as my go-to powder day board.Freeride/carve/powder:
Endeavor Archetype 160W 2020
Amplid Pentaquark 158 2020
Korua Cafe Racer 159 2020
Yes Optimistic 154 2019
Amplid Unw8 163 2019 (2020 geometry) missing here as the season ended abruptly while my cousin wanted to test it, it’s in his place.
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All mountain/all mountain-freestyle:
Capita Mercury 2020 157
Capita Kazu 2019 157
Capita Asymulator 2020 156
Yes PYL 160W 2019 (still not sure if to unwrap it, test it and resell it, my quiver has changed a lot this year)
Yes the Greats 2019 156 (I know I should sell it as my friend has bought my 2019 154 I can ride but it’s hard to part with it)
Rossignol One LF 157 2018 (rock board)
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Rome Katanas L/XL 2019
Nitro Machine M 2020
Union Falcor M 2019
Union Falcor M 2020 (I’ve read the new ankle strap is stiffer)
Adidas Tactical 2018 10 US
Adidas Tactical 2019 9,5 US
It’s a very well-rounded board. Floats well but I wouldn’t get it as a dedicated powder board. Powder freestyle - yes.How do you like the Kazu? I traded for mine RIGHT before the shut down, never got it up. Pretty stoked about it though. I’m hoping it’ll just fill a spot as my go-to powder day board.
Thanks for the detailed response.It’s a very well-rounded board. Floats well but I wouldn’t get it as a dedicated powder board. Powder freestyle - yes.
As you have probably already noticed hand-flexing it (if you have one of the newer ones) it is mid stiff and super lightweight.
Great base glide (structure and base bevel).
Great pop but you have to work a little for it.
Carves well, it has a dynamic feel underfoot while center-flexing and popping between the carves.
Really stable at speed.
Where it lacks for me is the width (if you Euro carve hard and don’t want to ride a duck stance on it). Note that I prefer wide boards even with my 9,5 US super reduced footprint though.
I also don’t find it particulary grippy on ice compared to the rest of the quiver. You can hang on it but due to the base being beveled 1,5 degree I can feel ‚a lag’ in the grip. I myself prefer the 90/0. Less forgiving and a bit worse glide but insta grip while tilted. It’s the same with the Mercury and probably with the Asumulator (default Capita edge tune).
Overall the Kazu is a great versatile board if you don’t ride ice that often and are not into wide boards.
It has some funny ‚plankish’ sound when you land a little tail-heavy on a hard pack. No issue, great at jumps, just funny, I kind of like it.