Weston Japow 159 Snowboard Review 2019-2020

Description

TESTER: Ian Haney

BOARD: Weston Japow 159

TEST YEAR:   2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS

OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM  1 TO 7:  7

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Nimble and easy to maneuver but still floats well

WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Tail prongs could be a touch stiffer

OVERALL COMMENTS: I really enjoyed this board. Super fun and easy to ride in a variety of pow and firm steeps. Floats well for being smaller, but still feels capable at speed and on chunked up snow

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

ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS: 

RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7:   6

FLEX COMMENT:  JUST RIGHT

ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT:  Overall flex felt great, tail prongs could be a touch stiffer. Can feel them fold a bit when pushing out of a turn

RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7:  5

STABILITY COMMENT: PRETTY GOOD

ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: Not a huge gun type of swallow tail. Held a line pretty well in rough conditions though

RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7:  5

COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: PRETTY DARN FUN

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: 

RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7:  6

COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EASY TO STAY UP

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: Floated well for being a 59. Never felt like it was going to bury the nose

RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7:  5

GRAPHICS COMMENT: I’M FEELING IT

ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: Simple fun graphic

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