Cardiff Swell 160 Snowboard Review 2019-2020

Description

TESTER: Brent Fullerton

BOARD: Cardiff Swell 160

TEST YEAR:   2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS

OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM  1 TO 7:  7

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: the combination of taper, tail shape and camber

WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Nothing I didn’t like about the shape

OVERALL COMMENTS: Great turn initiation and edge control. I would feel comfortable riding this board in any conditions. Versatile enough to ride everday

BOARD STYLE:    FREERIDE BOARD    

CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK    POWDER

RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7:  7

SHAPE COMMENT: AT THING OF BEAUTY

ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS:  loved the wingpin tale combined with big taper. The board felt playful off the back foot and fun in low angle terrain. When you need to open up your turns in bigger terrain, drive the board out over the nose and you’ll have all the stability you need.

RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7:   7

FLEX COMMENT:  JUST RIGHT

ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT:  I wouldn’t change a thing

RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7:  7

STABILITY COMMENT: ROCK SOLID- AS GOOD AS IT GETS

ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: camber gives you edge control, taper gives you stability

RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7:  7

COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: WICKED POPPY AND PLAYFUL

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS:  Lively, lightweight, quick and responsive

RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7:  6

COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EASY TO STAY UP

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: pintail shape allows the tail to drop and pivot quickly off the back foot. The nose shape gives you just enough float and turns quickly in the powder.

RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7:  5

GRAPHICS COMMENT: I’M FEELING IT

ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: Maybe I need to hear the historical context of the graphic again. Love the amount of thought behind it

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