Danny Kass may be best known for his pipe-riding glory days, but he is also always down to tackle the rest of the park or go through the gate to send it into powder just like his pro model Gnu Danny Kass XC2-BTX Snowboard. With a snappy flex, power twin shape and hybrid-camber XC2 profile, this deck is a great ride for experienced shredders who are just as likely to spend the day lapping the jump line or the pipe in the park as they are to be seeking out cliffs and pillow lines in the woods.
The XC2 BTX profile features aggressive camber zones outside the bindings for powerful turns and rocker between the bindings for float in powder and a more forgiving ride on hardpack. Serrated knife-like Magne-Traction edges create additional contact points along the sidecut to provide reliable edge hold on the slippery slopes and icy pipe walls. Lightweight liquid crystal polymer fibers dampen vibrations for a smooth ride. A mid-wide width increases stability in the park and improves float in the deep stuff, and a twin shape with a slightly set-back stance adds power and control without compromising your ability to ride switch.
|Board Size:||155 cm|
|Contact Length:||116 cm|
|Nose Width:||29.6 cm|
|Side Cut:||8.3 m|
|Stance:||20.25 - 25 in|
|Tail Width:||29.6 cm|
|Waist Width:||25.3 cm|
|Weight:||130 - 210 lbs|
This board is a wide waisted C2BTX board built by mervin. I only had it out for a few days this year, but it was a blast when I was on it. The magne makes it super stable on hardpack and icy slopes, which helps balance out the rocker in the middle which can be a bit unstable on flats and hardpack low slope. Where this board really proved its worth was surprisingly drops/jumps into powder. It was really stable on landings and never took a nose-dive. The profile was amazing in pow, even though this is marketed as a freestyle board. This is a great board to have if you are merging the backcountry/big mountain with freestyle riding.
It is fairly stiff for a freestyle board, but can still can give you plenty of pop...it's a bit on the slow side in terms of response due to having such a wide waist. Super fun board if you are looking to have a board that can handle some big features for freestyle.