Cardiff Bonsai 166 Snowboard Review 2019-2020
TESTER: Eric Odlin
BOARD: Cardiff Bonsai 166
TEST YEAR: 2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 7: 6
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Great shape and light, clean look.
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Early rise in the nose too far under foot.
OVERALL COMMENTS: Very fun board! Glad I started off my day with it. Was perfect for an early (DEEP) tram and then some upper mountain steeps. Not sure of the waist width (top secret;) but I’d like it narrower to quicken up the edge to edge in variable snow and hardback. Big boards that are 26cm or less in the waist rule and are hard to find!
BOARD STYLE: FREERIDE BOARD
CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK POWDER
RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7: 7
SHAPE COMMENT: FUN TO LOOK AT
ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS: Looks versatile yet Powwy and fun! Can still go switch!
RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7: 6
FLEX COMMENT: JUST RIGHT
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT: Nice n’ Poppy
RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7: 5
STABILITY COMMENT: OK
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: Had some chatter in the nose. Would like to see camber extended in front of the front binding to help it rail and not get bouncy.
RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7: 6
COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: PRETTY DARN FUN
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: Strong tail. Just right torsionally.
RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7: 7
COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EFFORTLESSLY FLOATY
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: Big setback and huge nose meant I stayed up in the deeps.
RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
GRAPHICS COMMENT: I’M FEELING IT
ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: Clean and classy.