Weston Japow 159 Snowboard Review 2019-2020
TESTER: Cliff Roberts
BOARD: Weston Japow 159
TEST YEAR: 2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 7: 6
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Loved the overall shape and the tapered tail, made floating effortless.
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Maybe too specific in it’s purpose?
OVERALL COMMENTS: This board was really, really, fun. Everything about the design was conducive to the conditions we had. The camber between the feet was super fun. Definitely at home in the trees and slashing pockets of that sweet, sweet fresh snow. Definitely was designed for a purpose, and does that extraordinarily well, just might be a little too niche for everyone’s quiver.
BOARD STYLE: POWDER BOARD
CONDITIONS TESTED IN: POWDER SLUSH
RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7: 6
SHAPE COMMENT: AT THING OF BEAUTY
ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS:
RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7: 7
FLEX COMMENT: JUST RIGHT
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT: Loved the medium-stiffness of it.
RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
STABILITY COMMENT: ROCK SOLID- AS GOOD AS IT GETS
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS:
RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7: 3
COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: OK
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: Didn’t really pop well, I’m not sure that’s what they were intending when designing this board.
RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7: 7
COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EFFORTLESSLY FLOATY
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW:
RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7: 6
GRAPHICS COMMENT: I’M FEELING IT
ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: Liked the simple black, with the splash of red in the design on the nose.