Elevated Step-Up 5’4″ Snowboard Review 2019-2020
TESTER: Ryan Dee
BOARD: Elevated Step-Up 5’4″
TEST YEAR: 2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 7: 6
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: It’s quickness from edge to edge!
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Not enough pop! It felt great until you tried to get it off the snow.
OVERALL COMMENTS: My first run I thought I was going to hate this board, but after some binding adjustments this board began to sing! It is such a rapid turner with that narrow nose! It is just asking to be ridden through some pow filled trees and slashes up on banks like you’re riding a wave.
BOARD STYLE: POWSURF BOARD
CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK POWDER
RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7: 7
SHAPE COMMENT: AT THING OF BEAUTY
ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS: Rad approach with the narrow nose and fat tail.
RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7: 4
FLEX COMMENT: TOO SOFT
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT: Just a bit too soft! On harder turns it didn’t give you as much stability under your dominant foot.
RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7: 6
STABILITY COMMENT: PRETTY GOOD
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: Feels stable and you never lose the ability to find a edge when you need it!
RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7: 1
COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: LIKE RIDING A 2 X 4
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: This thing feels a bit like a ball and chain when you decide to try to get some airtime.
RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7: 6
COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EASY TO STAY UP
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: The narrow but long nose stays on top!
RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7: 5
GRAPHICS COMMENT: I’M FEELING IT
ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: Love the simplicity!