Franco Panacea / steam punk 163 Snowboard Review 2019-2020

Description

TESTER: Chance Cooke

BOARD: Franco Panacea / steam punk 163

TEST YEAR:   2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS

OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM  1 TO 7:  7

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Quick and floats, responsive love the sidecut

WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Nadda, the steam punk was a total team player today in variable conditions

OVERALL COMMENTS: The board is delightful, we made friends quickly, holds a nice line and responds like a well healed bird dog. Damn I like this board today!

BOARD STYLE: POWDER BOARD      

CONDITIONS TESTED IN:     POWDER

RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7:  7

SHAPE COMMENT: AT THING OF BEAUTY

ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS:  Love the shape, graceful lines, thoughtful visual balance between top and tail…t’s sexy!

RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7:   7

FLEX COMMENT:  JUST RIGHT

ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT:  flex was right on the mark for me, the board handles the “dense” powder predictably

RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7:  6

STABILITY COMMENT: PRETTY GOOD

ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: Need to find some groomers to let it run and make some turns….. just kidding I’m going to ride more untracked!

RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7:  7

COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: WICKED POPPY AND PLAYFUL

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS:  Playful AF, dodging in and out of tree lines the second half of today….quick and responsive

RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7:  7

COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EFFORTLESSLY FLOATY

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: Surf style handling made smile the whole way, that board totally delivered on the aesthetics. Form and Function!

RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7:  7

GRAPHICS COMMENT: AESTHETIC AND INSPIRING

ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: The craftsmanship shows through, (literally) …reinforcing the dedication to design and execution of the vision. Damn good job!

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