Franco Gaffney- walnut wrap sidewall 163 Snowboard Review 2018-2019
TESTER: Rob Kingwill
BOARD: Franco Gaffney- walnut wrap sidewall 163
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 7: 4
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: The unique full wrap walnut sidewall.
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: A bit heavy and chattery- something is just off with it. I would say it has dissonance with the snow, unlike every other Franco I’ve ridden.
OVERALL COMMENTS: Beautiful concept, but just didn’t feel great under the feet. The walnut made it stiff and planky, and a bit chattery.
RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7: 6
SHAPE COMMENT: AT THING OF BEAUTY
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RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7: OK
FLEX COMMENT: TOO STIFF
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RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7: 3
STABILITY COMMENT: NOT SO GOOD
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RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7: 5
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RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7: 6
COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EASY TO STAY UP
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RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7: RADICAL
GRAPHICS COMMENT: AESTHETIC AND INSPIRING
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ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY: I would like to ride it again now that it is broken in.