Gentemstick Barracuda 156 (I think) SNOWBOARD REVIEW 2016
TESTER: Alex Warburton
BOARD: Gentemstick Barracuda 156 (I think)
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 10: 8
OVERALL COMMENTS: Great stability and solid edge hold on a relatively short and turny outline.
RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 5: 4
SHAPE COMMENT: Taro’s sidecut to nose blends are very refined and allow for a very user-friendly transition into turns. The sidecut is deep enough to give this very wide board a lively, maneuverable feel.
RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 5: 4
FLEX COMMENT: Stiffer than I thought I would have liked, but it worked very well on the hardpack, resort conditions.
RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS: 4
STABILITY THROUGH TURNS: Solid for a small board.
RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 5: 4
GRAPHICS COMMENT: Clean and polished.
RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 5: 3
COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: The swallow tail limits this a bit. Butters, riding switch, etc…are more of a challenge.
RATE FLOAT IN POW IF AVAILABLE FROM 1 TO 5:
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