Cold Smoke solid 159 159 Snowboard Review 2019-2020

Description

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.

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