Cardiff Swell 160 Snowboard Review 2019-2020

Description

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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