Cardiff Trickshaw 158 Snowboard Review 2019-2020
TESTER: Parker Cross
BOARD: Cardiff Trickshaw 158
TEST YEAR: 2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 7: 7
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Damp, fast, and powerful. This board is an all-mountain machine of destruction.
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: This board suits my riding style perfectly. I didn’t dislike anything about it.
OVERALL COMMENTS: I like high speed and aggressive turns both on and off-piste. If a powder board or freeride board collapses under aggressive utilization, it’s not the tool for me. This board had it all. Despite the setback and shortened tail, I found I was able to stomp landings and complete high-speed turns with impunity.
BOARD STYLE: FREERIDE BOARD
CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK ICE POWDER SLUSH
RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7: 7
SHAPE COMMENT: AT THING OF BEAUTY
ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS: Tons of effective edge for when you need to lock it in, but with still plenty of tortional flex to be playful when the snow softens up.
RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7: 7
FLEX COMMENT: JUST RIGHT
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT: This will be too stiff for many riders, but it was definitely my cup of tea.
RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
STABILITY COMMENT: ROCK SOLID- AS GOOD AS IT GETS
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: I never felt like the structure was going to collapse. I never went over the handlebars OR fell out the backseat (expect in times of user error).
RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7: 5
COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: PRETTY DARN FUN
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: This will be less poppy and playful than some riders will prefer, but I didn’t feel like it was necessarily lacking. Even with a short tail I found I could pop very well.
RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7: 7
COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EFFORTLESSLY FLOATY
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW:
RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7: 5
GRAPHICS COMMENT: I’M FEELING IT
ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: Not the most inspiring from the Cardiff line, but especially being able to see the core in the tip is always a special thing.