Franco Gaffney- walnut wrap sidewall 163 Snowboard Review 2018-2019

Description

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.

TEST YEAR:   2018/19 SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
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