Cardiff Swell 160 Snowboard Review 2019-2020
TESTER: Parker Cross
BOARD: Cardiff Swell 160
TEST YEAR: 2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 7: 5
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Nimble. Edge to edge control was excellent, sidecut radius accommodated tight trees on edge.
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Lack of tail. But that’s expected.
OVERALL COMMENTS: Felt good in the deep at high speed, got a little sluggish as the pitch eased off and the speed decreased. Great in hard pack but didn’t really get to carve due to conditions.
BOARD STYLE: POWDER BOARD
CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK POWDER
RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7: 5
SHAPE COMMENT: AT THING OF BEAUTY
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RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7: 5
FLEX COMMENT: JUST RIGHT
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RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7: 5
STABILITY COMMENT: PRETTY GOOD
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: Occasionally felt like I’d lose it through the crud.
RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7: 4
COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: PRETTY DARN FUN
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RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7: 6
COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EASY TO STAY UP
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RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
GRAPHICS COMMENT: AESTHETIC AND INSPIRING
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