Elevated Red Tail Hawk 5’1” Snowboard Review 2019-2020

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TESTER: Colin Woodward

BOARD: Elevated Red Tail Hawk 5’1”

TEST YEAR:   2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS

OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM  1 TO 7:  5

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Turns flow effortlessly, even through rough terrain (as long as its soft)

WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Flat camber. Coming down the packed groomer from union lift, this board could do only one of two things. Go straight or be in a full near 90-degree skidded turn.

OVERALL COMMENTS: It excells litterally anywhere soft, but as soon as you hit the hardpack, between the flat camber and the width, snowboarding becomes close to impossible.

BOARD STYLE: POWDER BOARD      

CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK    POWDER

RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7:  5

SHAPE COMMENT: FUN TO LOOK AT

ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS: 

RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7:   6

FLEX COMMENT:  JUST RIGHT

ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT:  the flex is soft for my usual style, but suits the board perfectly

RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7:  4

STABILITY COMMENT: OK

ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: powder stability: YES! hard pack stability: NO!

RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7:  6

COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: WICKED POPPY AND PLAYFUL

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: 

RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7:  5

COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: OK

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: Sometimes the nose almost seemed too big and my tail sank way more than I would of liked.

RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7:  5

GRAPHICS COMMENT: I’M FEELING IT

ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: I dig the surf look, but red is a little poppy for me. (goes with the name though)

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