MtnLocal 158? 158 Snowboard Review 2018-2019

Description

TESTER: Rob Kingwill

BOARD: MtnLocal 158? 158

OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM  1 TO 7:  6

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: How damp and solid it rides

WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: It is a bit heavy, but built for speed!

OVERALL COMMENTS: I was blown away how well this board handled. I was skeptical because of the laminated construction and no profiling of the core, but I found it to be a sweet carver on hardpack and super damp. The tail seemed a bit stiff/ planky. Overall a sweet ride.

RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7:  RADICAL

SHAPE COMMENT: AT THING OF BEAUTY

ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS: 

RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7:   5

FLEX COMMENT:  TOO STIFF

ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT:  A little stiff in the tail.

RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7:   RADICAL

STABILITY COMMENT: ROCK SOLID- AS GOOD AS IT GETS

ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: So damp and smooth.

RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7:  OK

COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS:

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS:  Hard to flex the tail for a proper ollie.

RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7:    5

COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: OK

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: A little softer and I would have been able to get the nose up a bit more.

RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7:  RADICAL

GRAPHICS COMMENT: AESTHETIC AND INSPIRING

ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: Absolutely beautiful hand done finish!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY: This board is unique and super sweet for railing carves, which is what it was designed for.

TEST YEAR:   2018/19 SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
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