Franco Panacea / steam punk 163 Snowboard Review 2019-2020
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!