Cold Smoke solid 159 159 Snowboard Review 2019-2020
TESTER: Knut Carter
BOARD: Cold Smoke solid 159 159
TEST YEAR: 2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 7: 5
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: quick edge to edge
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: It felt a little grabby on groomers with base flat.
OVERALL COMMENTS: It’s a well made board. With the rocker in the middle and camber under feet it felt like I could ride on the back and turn a quickly with the back half of the board. It was great in powder and held strong in bumps.
BOARD STYLE: POWDER BOARD FREERIDE BOARD
CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK ICE POWDER SLUSH
RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7: 6
SHAPE COMMENT: FUN TO LOOK AT
ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS: great shape for charging steep lines. it felt easy to move through tight steep terrain. I’m not usually a fan if mixed camber, but this was designed to have control in steep no fall terrain.
RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7: 6
FLEX COMMENT: JUST RIGHT
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT: the flex was great tortionally which made it quick to turn and get around trees and rocks while keeping speed
RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7: 6
STABILITY COMMENT: ROCK SOLID- AS GOOD AS IT GETS
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: it’s a really strong board that can charge fast with no chatter. really strong tail that holds strong on hard turns.
RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7: 6
COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: PRETTY DARN FUN
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: pretty good pop. playful in powder.
RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7: 6
COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EASY TO STAY UP
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: it has just enough taper and rocker to keep it floaty in pow.
RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
GRAPHICS COMMENT: AESTHETIC AND INSPIRING
ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: top sheet is a mountain range near Crested Butte. it looks pretty awesome. and tells you what the board is made for.