Franco Beetle Kill SwallowTail 160 SNOWBOARD REVIEW 2016

Description

TESTER: Gary Hansen

BOARD: Franco Beetle Kill SwallowTail 160

OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM  1 TO 10:  10

OVERALL COMMENTS: Impressive all mountain assault craft dressed up as a hand crafted, wood veneered piece of art. Buttery smooth flex and completely workable sidecut was lively, playful, responsive, and super fun to ride. Edge hold was effortless and Energy response to the back edges was damp and predictable. Very Impressed!

RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 5:     5

SHAPE COMMENT: Gorgeous Outline. Great long blends in the nose contact.

RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 5:     3

FLEX COMMENT: S stars means effortless turning, playful pop, and easy initiation of both high speed GS turns, and small carvy blasts alike!

RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS:    4

STABILITY THROUGH TURNS: Buttery smooth engagement and release. Sensitive but not soft. Even sturdy at speed amongst the chatter and chunder!

RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 5:    5

GRAPHICS COMMENT: there are no graphics… just a hand harvested Beetle kill White Pine Veneer harvested by Mikey Franco himself on Teton Pass! Dope Right!

RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 5:    4

COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: Fun playful, yet charged when pushed!

RATE FLOAT IN POW IF AVAILABLE FROM 1 TO 5:    4

COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: Umm look at this thing.. I will trust it does just fine!

ANYTHING YOU WOULD CHANGE ABOUT THIS BOARD TO MAKE IT BETTER:  maybe a reference stance / sidecut relationship..! Mikey ~ this was a joy to Ride! Well made and you can feel it. this one is Keeper!
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