Weston Backwoods 157 Snowboard Review 2019-2020
TESTER: Stephanie Nitsch
BOARD: Weston Backwoods 157
TEST YEAR: 2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 7: 5
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: It’s like a little jumping bean in the pow. So quick and stable.
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Riding quality on hardpack. Characteristics changed instantly from playful and quick to sluggish and stiff.
OVERALL COMMENTS: This thing is fun to bounce in the trees and pop off pillows and powder puffs. I was expecting more stability and glide on a 157 but was happy to compromise it for how agile it rode.
BOARD STYLE: POWDER BOARD FREERIDE BOARD
CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK POWDER
RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7: 6
SHAPE COMMENT: FUN TO LOOK AT
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RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7: 5
FLEX COMMENT: JUST RIGHT
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT: Perfect in pow. Couldn’t get many Ollies out of it, but held its airtime like a champ. It had a hard time making the transition once I got on the return trails.
RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7:
STABILITY COMMENT: PRETTY GOOD
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RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7: 5
COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: OK
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RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7: 6
COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EFFORTLESSLY FLOATY
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RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7: 5
GRAPHICS COMMENT: I’M FEELING IT
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