This is a board for the rider that wants something unique, fun, and capable in all conditions. I would say my favorite two categories on this board are carving and park. If you are looking to add a specialty board to the quiver or just find something different for a daily driver, this snowboard fits the bill. At the end of the day, I can say with confidence you’re going to be stoked on the Warpig.
Two of the biggest highlights for me on the K2 Bottle Rocket are how much pop the board can provide, and how much fun it is for carving. This is a wider snowboard that is designed to be able to be ridden a size or two down from your typical board, this makes the board more maneuverable, helps provide a more surfy feel, and is good news for those of you with large boots (size 11 and up). The waist width of the 152 is 25.9cm, which is as wide as many “wide” specific boards.
The Capita Horrorscope can be thought of as something like the softer, more jib specific version of the Capita Ultrafear. What that means for you is taller presses, better butters, and a board that is designed to handle rail features like no other.
The Capita Ultrafear lives up to its reputation as one of the best and most recognizable jib and park snowboards around, handling itself well on both jump and rail features in A51 at Keystone Resort. This is a really light, mid flex snowboard that provides decent pop and stability while still being playful and capable of tall flexed out presses. The highlight on this board for me is how comfortable and maneuverable this board felt on rails.
If you are interested in a powder board that doubles as an all mountain killer on those not-so-deep days, you can’t go wrong with the Slash Nahual. The dampening this board provides will open up the mountain in new ways for you, it carves like a beast, and does a great job floating in powder. Check out the full review.
Ride did a really great job complimenting the camber profile of the Machete with the addition of several carbon stringers. The board felt pretty stiff without bindings, although it ended up being a playful ride on snow. It surprised me by dishing out a lot more pop than I thought could come out of this flat camber snowboard. Check out the full review.