Weston Japow 159 Snowboard Review 2019-2020

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TESTER: Jack Stevens

BOARD: Weston Japow 159

TEST YEAR:   2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS

OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM  1 TO 7:  5

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Really good in the Pow!

WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Not very awesome on the hardpack- but for what it was, it was still really stable.

OVERALL COMMENTS: I had a lot of fun on this board. It was super nimble in the trees, traversed well, and surfaced in the snow! It still popped pretty good even though it was a swallow tail. It just didn’t feel the best in hardpack, but for the shape, that is expected!

BOARD STYLE: POWDER BOARD      

CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK    POWDER

RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7:  7

SHAPE COMMENT: FUN TO LOOK AT

ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS:  I dig the shape! Very nice.

RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7:   7

FLEX COMMENT:  JUST RIGHT

ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT:  I thought the flex was spot on. Enough to traverse well, and still float in the pow.

RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7:  6

STABILITY COMMENT: PRETTY GOOD

ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: Awesome stability in the mountain. Through the chop I felt good, through the pow I felt good, and it was stable enough on hardpack.

RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7:  5

COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: PRETTY DARN FUN

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS:  With a swallow tail, you won’t get a lot of pop, but for what it was, I had enough pop to blast some little hits and have fun.

RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7:  7

COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EFFORTLESSLY FLOATY

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: Amazing float due to that wide nose!

RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7:  5

GRAPHICS COMMENT: OK

ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: Ditch the graphic on the nose, keep this thing simple and intriguing.

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