Cardiff Powgoda 158 Snowboard Review 2019-2020
TESTER: Jack Stevens
BOARD: Cardiff Powgoda 158
TEST YEAR: 2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 7: 5
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Floated amazing in deep snow.
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Very unstable on flats or groomers.
OVERALL COMMENTS: The board was awesome up top in the deep snow, but once I got into chop and groomers, the board was not very stable.
BOARD STYLE: POWDER BOARD FREERIDE BOARD
CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK POWDER
RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7: 6
SHAPE COMMENT: FUN TO LOOK AT
ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS: I like the shape. The nose is nice and wide, and there still is a little bit of a tail.
RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7: 6
FLEX COMMENT: JUST RIGHT
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT: Felt right to me!
RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7: 4
STABILITY COMMENT: OK
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: Very good in powder, but I did not like this on the groomers.
RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7: 4
COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: OK
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: It felt good, would have been a bit more poppy with a little more camber, and a slightly longer tail.
RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7: 7
COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EFFORTLESSLY FLOATY
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: Awesome is deep snow. This thing FLOATS!
RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
GRAPHICS COMMENT: AESTHETIC AND INSPIRING
ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: Love the graphic on this board. Simple and clean!