Chimera Shop rat 159 Snowboard Review 2019-2020
TESTER: Ron Murray
BOARD: Chimera Shop rat 159
TEST YEAR: 2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 7: 7
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Everything. Handled less than perfect variable conditions super well.
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Not a huge fan of the square shovelnose aesthetic.
OVERALL COMMENTS: Great all around shred stick. Inspired confidence and control. Tuning was spot on.
BOARD STYLE: POWDER BOARD FREERIDE BOARD
CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK POWDER
RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7: 7
SHAPE COMMENT: NOT JUST GOOD BUT GOOD ENOUGH
ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS: Shovel nose not sexy, tail shape was sweeet!
RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7: 7
FLEX COMMENT: JUST RIGHT
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT: Did everything well.
RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
STABILITY COMMENT: ROCK SOLID- AS GOOD AS IT GETS
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS:
RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: PRETTY DARN FUN
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: Right mix of pop and drive
RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7: 7
COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EASY TO STAY UP
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: Big nose with the right flex to plane up.
RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
GRAPHICS COMMENT: AESTHETIC AND INSPIRING
ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: Its a picture of aski tuning bench top with collage on it. Whatsnot to like?