Cardiff Powgoda 1620 mm Snowboard Review 2018-2019

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TESTER: Mark Winkelaar

BOARD: Cardiff Powgoda 1620 mm

OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM  1 TO 7:  5

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Second to none in shape and finish. Absolutely a work of art. The blue and graphic on the tail is hangable art. I’ll carry my board in the lift line. Give me a huge bubble. Don’t even get your skis anywhere near my ride I’m keeping this one “nice”

WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Chatter on steeps, only because I need time on the hill to figure out my ride style. Completely new profile technology to me. Not the board.. it’s me learning this tech.

OVERALL COMMENTS: This is a super attractive board. The shape is dope, but seeing the inlays lengthwise and across in the binding footprint underneath that opaque top sheet is a winner. Eye catcher.

RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7:  RADICAL

SHAPE COMMENT: AT THING OF BEAUTY

ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS:  Clean shape. Need to learn the profile. If it was cambered, I’d understand immediately, and I’d have to invest.

RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7:   6

FLEX COMMENT:  JUST RIGHT

ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT:  Perfect for soft and soft bump tree riding.

RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7:   3

STABILITY COMMENT: OK

ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: Nimble, chatter was an issue in hard scrapy, but that’s not my pick for this surfboard and it’s a matter of adjusting technique.

RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7:  6

COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS:

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: 

RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7:    6

COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EFFORTLESSLY FLOATY

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: Just a few soft turns to know it would rule

RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7:  RADICAL

GRAPHICS COMMENT: AESTHETIC AND INSPIRING

ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: Clean finish. Lacquer sprayed on is as fine as the blue ribbon prize at the local Cruise In!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY: Need one day in pow, couple on the groom. Super attractive to testers. Gonna be a winner with consumers.

TEST YEAR:   2018/19 SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
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