Cardiff Powgoda 1620 mm Snowboard Review 2018-2019
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.