Elevated 5’0″ short board 5’0″ Snowboard Review 2019-2020
TESTER: Knut Carter
BOARD: Elevated 5’0″ short board 5’0″
TEST YEAR: 2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 7: 7
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: I like how unique it felt
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Maybe a little small for me
OVERALL COMMENTS: I had so much fun on this board. Rode it first tram in 6 inches of fresh with deep oe in trees. I love how easy it is to turn. It felt like I was floating on the tail but could turn so easy. Is really solid on all terrain.
BOARD STYLE: POWDER BOARD
CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK ICE POWDER
RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7: 7
SHAPE COMMENT: AT THING OF BEAUTY
ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS: the pointy nose and wider tail make it feel so nice.
RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7: 7
FLEX COMMENT: JUST RIGHT
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT: it seemed really stiff. like it didn’t flex much. but the speaker of the board made it the perfect flex.
RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7: 6
STABILITY COMMENT: PRETTY GOOD
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: it was pretty stable. it felt really surfy. and seemed like it wouldn’t be stable because it’s short. but again the shape and stiff flex together made it feel stable on anything
RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7: 6
COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: PRETTY DARN FUN
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: pop was a lot different because of the short tail. it rally didn’t load up top ollie but you could still get air very easily. the size made it really playful especially in powder
RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7: 7
COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EFFORTLESSLY FLOATY
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: I would love to ride untouched backcountry pow on this board. it felt so good in the deep stuff I could find.
RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
GRAPHICS COMMENT: AESTHETIC AND INSPIRING
ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: different than any other graphics. I like how it’s kind of plain but the graphics are built in to the board