Chimera Shop rat 159 Snowboard Review 2019-2020

Description

TESTER: Jon Grinney

BOARD: Chimera Shop rat 159

TEST YEAR:   2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS

OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM  1 TO 7:  4

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Aggressive power

WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Grabby in the hard pack

OVERALL COMMENTS: Grabby in the hard pack flats, and takes effort edge to edge. Maybe my bindings weren’t in the sweet spot but tough to handle in firm snow. Powerful in the deep stuff

BOARD STYLE: POWDER BOARD      

CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK    POWDER

RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7:  4

SHAPE COMMENT: FUN TO LOOK AT

ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS:  I like the tail cut

RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7:   5

FLEX COMMENT:  TOO STIFF

ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT:  For 165lb I don’t need this much stiffness

RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7:  2

STABILITY COMMENT: OK

ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: Again tough in the hard pack

RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7:  5

COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: OK

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS:  You gotta ride it hard but definitely full control and pier in the soft deep snow

RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7:  6

COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EASY TO STAY UP

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: 

RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7:  5

GRAPHICS COMMENT: I’M FEELING IT

ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS:

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