Weston Backwoods 163 Snowboard Review 2019-2020
TESTER: Eric Odlin
BOARD: Weston Backwoods 163
TEST YEAR: 2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 7: 4
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Nice looking shape.
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Slow edge to edge and wasn’t fun switch.
OVERALL COMMENTS: I was pumped to try a Weston, I’ve heard good things yet had avoided testing one if not real reason. I thought I’d like tis Backwoods more, the shape seemed up my ally. But it felt very wide and took a lot to power my heels and ride trees. I ride switch a lot, especially when I need to traverse normally on my heels. This was not easy to do with this deck, the taper and camber to the tail dove on me and pushed me off my traverse lines. I double checked on a groomer and it didn’t ride well going fakie, With a little early ride in the tail and a little shaved off the width I’d probs be more into it. Def want to try some more Weston shapes tho!!
BOARD STYLE: FREERIDE BOARD
CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK POWDER
RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7: 6
SHAPE COMMENT: NOT JUST GOOD BUT GOOD ENOUGH
ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS: Its got everything in look for, pointy nose, taper, but not too directional looking.
RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7: 4
FLEX COMMENT: TOO STIFF
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT: Tip to tail it was good but mabes a bit much torsionally considering the width.
RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7: 5
STABILITY COMMENT: PRETTY GOOD
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: Felt solid.
RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7: 4
COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: OK
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: Forward wasn’t bad, but it tough me fakie.
RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7: 5
COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EASY TO STAY UP
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: Tapered nose kept me up.
RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7: 4
GRAPHICS COMMENT: OK
ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: Very simple “W” on black.