Igneous 157 swallow tail 157 Snowboard Review 2019-2020
TESTER: Knut Carter
BOARD: Igneous 157 swallow tail 157
TEST YEAR: 2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 7: Not Entered
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: the big, wide, sturdy nose lover’s powder and charged through bumps.
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Nothing
OVERALL COMMENTS: I found some really good powder. It was dumping, probably 10 inches had fallen all morning. Plus some deep left in trees. It crushed anything in its path. It made the 10 inches in bumpy areas feel a lot deeper. The nose didn’t fold on bumps like a lot of big nose boards. The swallow tail was strong and made it float in deep pow.
BOARD STYLE: POWDER BOARD
CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK ICE POWDER
RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7: 7
SHAPE COMMENT: AT THING OF BEAUTY
ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS: the side nose and swallow tail were perfect for powder. plus it railed on bumps and hard pack.
RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7: 7
FLEX COMMENT: JUST RIGHT
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT: perfect surfy flex. really strong nose and stiff swallow tail
RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
STABILITY COMMENT: ROCK SOLID- AS GOOD AS IT GETS
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: I think this board would be stable on anything
RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: PRETTY DARN FUN
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: the wide strong nose made it really poppy. and the narrower waist and swallow tail made it really playful. is hard to imagine a super wide nose would turn so effortlessly
RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7: 7
COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EFFORTLESSLY FLOATY
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: I would love to ride untouched backcountry pow on this board. it felt so good in the deep stuff I could find. I would love to ride it in the fluffy Utah powder.
RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
GRAPHICS COMMENT: AESTHETIC AND INSPIRING
ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: wood grain top sheet was beautiful