Cardiff Powgoda 162 Snowboard Review 2018-2019

Description

TESTER: Daniel LeRoy

BOARD: Cardiff Powgoda 162

OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM  1 TO 7:  3

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Superb look and finish

WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Too much Tip rocker

OVERALL COMMENTS: Didn’t get it in optimum conditions, but felt choppy and uncertain on rail, wants powder, but I expected a bit better all around performance for the shape. Rode long, so perhaps the shorter version would be better for me

RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7:  OK

SHAPE COMMENT: FUN TO LOOK AT

ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS:  The tip rocker starting so early made it feel choppy as it didn’t seem to lock in on rail well, keeping this in the pure pow board category for me

RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7:   5

FLEX COMMENT:  JUST RIGHT

ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT:  Nice and damp,

RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7:   2

STABILITY COMMENT: NOT SO GOOD

ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: Tip Left me wanting, made tail chop out of turns

RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7:  OK

COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS:

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS:  In the pocket

RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7:    5

COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EASY TO STAY UP

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: The deeper snow the better for this thing

RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7:  6

GRAPHICS COMMENT: I’M FEELING IT

ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: Classy look, great finish, refined

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY: Likely floats like a champ, I didn’t really get to put it where it wants to be. Tip rocker hurts versatility for an everyday choice for me

TEST YEAR:   2018/19 SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
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