Igneous Darkstar 160 Snowboard Review 2018-2019

Description

TESTER: Eric Odlin

BOARD: Igneous Darkstar 160

OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM  1 TO 7:  6

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Love the shape, love the wood topsheet, and it rails.

WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Maybe a hair softer torsionally, and I would like a 163.33 cm length.

OVERALL COMMENTS: A great ride! Solid and stable, good pop, carves like a champ, AND its nice on the eyes.

RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7:  RADICAL

SHAPE COMMENT: AT THING OF BEAUTY

ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS:  If I ever get to design my own board, it will look quite similar to this shape. I like it!

RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7:   5

FLEX COMMENT:  TOO STIFF

ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT:  It feels good, but I would ever so gently soften it up torsionally.

RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7:   6

STABILITY COMMENT: PRETTY GOOD

ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: Jackson Hole is steep and big, and this board is made it destroy it.

RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7:  5

COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS:

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS:  Good combo of damp and poppy.

RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7:    6

COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EASY TO STAY UP

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: Sick, quasi swallowtail vibe.

RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7:  RADICAL

GRAPHICS COMMENT: AESTHETIC AND INSPIRING

ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: Beautiful. Fine woodworking under your feet! People will comment.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY: Someday I will make this board in a 163.33 cm and be very happy.

TEST YEAR:   2018/19 SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
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