Cardiff Powgoda 162 Snowboard Review 2018-2019- Rated Radical!

Description

TESTER: Jon Grinney

BOARD: Cardiff Powgoda 162

OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM  1 TO 10:  Radical (10)

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Carving performance. Fast and incredible edge hold / drive.

WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Setback camber doesn’t like the crud, but who does right

OVERALL COMMENTS: Carving groomers my speed tolerance was the limiting factor, not the board. So solid on edge hold and drive. The front rocker and back camber are great hybrid. Snaps ollies with eaze and can handle switch turns. Would be stoked to rip this in deep snow. Proper width firmly taste. I rode slightly narrower stance vs my normal all mtn stance. Beautiful top sheet wood. Flex is medium and playful but feels strong when you need it.

RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7:  RADICAL

SHAPE COMMENT: AT THING OF BEAUTY

ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS:  Enough tail to pop ollies and feel confident when you need to put on the brakes

RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7:   6

FLEX COMMENT:  JUST RIGHT

ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT:  See above

RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS:   5

STABILITY COMMENT: PRETTY GOOD

ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: Made for soft snow

RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7:  6

COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS:

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS:  See sbove

RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7:    6

COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EASY TO STAY UP

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: Floats like a bigger board

RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7:  RADICAL

GRAPHICS COMMENT: AESTHETIC AND INSPIRING

ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: Gorgeous wood work and finishing

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY: Hope they make some smaller too for female and younger riders!

TEST YEAR:   2018/19 SNOWBOARD REVIEWS

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