Weston Japow 159 Snowboard Review 2019-2020
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.