Cardiff Powgoda 158 Snowboard Review 2019-2020
TESTER: Tyler Macleod
BOARD: Cardiff Powgoda 158
TEST YEAR: 2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 7: 6
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Just my style – loose but stable, surfy but aggressive. Love the backseat style camber profile. Tons of fun to turn, both in pow and on groomers.
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Would have liked a size between the 52 and 58, but I still had a blast on the bigger one.
OVERALL COMMENTS: Such a fun deck. I love this camber profile, and it felt well equipped to handle everything from open pow fields, to cliff drops, to rallying through chunder, and laying an edge on the trail.
BOARD STYLE: FREERIDE BOARD
CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK POWDER
RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7: 7
SHAPE COMMENT: AT THING OF BEAUTY
ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS: This deck is beautiful inside and out. Love the transparent top sheet, minimal graphics and clean, squared off lines.
RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7: 6
FLEX COMMENT: JUST RIGHT
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT: Maybe a tad softer than I would like, but once I adjusted during my first lap, I was a big fan. Definitely a rig you ride with a bit of a looser/surfier mindset.
RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7: 6
STABILITY COMMENT: PRETTY GOOD
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: Pretty damn solid. Never went over the bars, stomped some good sized drops, and had no issue charging through choppy, heavy snow.
RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: WICKED POPPY AND PLAYFUL
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: What a blast. Lots of pop and incredibly playful. Pretty quick edge to edge still, and was so much fun to drive/turn off the back foot.
RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7: 6
COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EFFORTLESSLY FLOATY
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: From the lighter stuff up top, to the heavy wet snow down below, the Powgoda handled it all with ease. Not once did I fear going over the bars.
RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
GRAPHICS COMMENT: AESTHETIC AND INSPIRING
ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: Beautiful. Clean, simple, minimalistic. Can’t say enough good things. I would hang this on the wall in the summer time.