If you are looking for a forgiving all-mountain shred tool, then you might want to take a look at the Flow Merc. Featuring a combination of Flows EZ-Rocker profile, a directional twin shape, and a medium-soft flex, this board will never fail to impress with its ride-ability.
The Flow Merc is a board that you can take up the mountain, without even knowing where you're heading. The directional twin shape provides float in pow, while the EZ-Rocker profile and soft-ish flex make it manoeuvrable and playful for park riding.
This directional twin will provide you with some extra float in the deep fluffy stuff while still providing excellent switch riding capabilities. Due to the setback of the bindings towards the tail, the nose gets a little bit longer, while the shape of nose and tail is still symmetric. The EZ-Dual transitional sidecut is mellow between the bindings and at the tips with a more aggressive grip in the binding areas. This creates a more forgiving ride when things get a bit bumpy and a tight radius blended for quick carves.
The EZ-Rock profile is a hybrid of a very subtle reverse camber profile with a convex base between the bindings and a camber starting before the binding zones provide unparalleled stability. This makes pressing nice and easy and improves agility, no matter where you place your bindings.
A medium soft flex fits perfectly to the all mountain design of this board, stiff enough to keep you in control yet soft enough to allow for a fun and playful ride.
The Tru-Flex core has a high strength-to-weight ratio by utilising poplar wood, uniquely profiled to give you an excellent all-around response in any condition. Biax glass features a jib-friendly, torsionally soft flex and forgiving, park-friendly feel. The Optix base is a low maintenance base with great strength and speed. The Kush-Control Plus technology features urethane compounds that are utilised in the sidewall, base, and top sheet, which adds to the flexibility and stability of the board and gives it an all-time smooth ride.
This board is also available in 'Wide' version. These are wider than normal boards and developed especially for snowboarders with large feet (EU size 44+) to avoid too much overhang of the boots. Wider boards also give you better float in powder.
Flow revolutionized the snowboard industry in 1996, when they introduced a binding with a reclining highback for so-called speed entry. Not yet satisfied, they went on to create barefoot feel boots and boards to complete the whole package. Changing the world, one happy snowboarder at a time.