Weston Backwoods Carbon 163 Prototype Snowboard Review 2018-2019

Description

TESTER: Ian Haney

BOARD: Weston Backwoods Carbon 163 Prototype

OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM  1 TO 7:  3

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Pop

WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: The anti damp carbon and sidecut

OVERALL COMMENTS: Too stiff and twitchy. Sidecut hooks in at the nose and is hard to hold a line. The Carbon struggles to hold an edge on anything rough. Steep rough spots on groomers were chattery. Needs smooth consistent snow (Editors Note: This prototype board has been improved based on this review for production.)

RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7:  OK

SHAPE COMMENT: NOT JUST GOOD BUT GOOD ENOUGH

ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS:  Nice round tail pin nose shape

RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7:   2

FLEX COMMENT:  WAY TOO STIFF

ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT:  Carbon is unforgiving

RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7:   2

STABILITY COMMENT: NOT SO GOOD

ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: Carbon….

RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7:  5

COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS:

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS:  Stiff, but the snap of the Carbon wants to send you to the moon

RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7:

COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW:

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW:

RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7:  OK

GRAPHICS COMMENT: OK

ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: The Carbon presents well, clean simple graphic

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY: Damp is good…

TEST YEAR:   2018/19 SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
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