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