Igneous 157 swallow tail 157 Snowboard Review 2019-2020

Description

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

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