Winterstick Ark 164 Snowboard Review 2018-2019- Rated Radical!
TESTER: Knut Carter
BOARD: Winterstick Ark 164
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 10: Radical (10)
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Stiff and big for deep pow
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Kind of big for tight areas
OVERALL COMMENTS: Perfect board for the biggest lines. Great for stomping big cliffs
RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7: RADICAL
SHAPE COMMENT: AT THING OF BEAUTY
ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS: Perfect shape to ride big mountains with open terrain and big drops. The nose is great for float ant the tail is great for landings and staying in control. Same as the 58 Ark but more stable at high speeds. Great shape for hard charging open lines. Yet still great in trees with some room to turn.
RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7: RADICAL
FLEX COMMENT: JUST RIGHT
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT: Seemed to be stiffer than the 58 Ark. Which is great for bigger cliff landings.
RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS: RADICAL
STABILITY COMMENT: ROCK SOLID- AS GOOD AS IT GETS
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: As stable as it gets. Felt safe at high speeds in hard pack and powder. Easy to land on big jumps.
RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7: RADICAL
COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS:
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: Great pop. Not as playful as the 58 Ark. Probably would be more playful for a bigger guy.
RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7: RADICAL
COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EFFORTLESSLY FLOATY
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: I think it would float in the deepest pow. The nose is just wide enough to stay up yet strong enough to be stable over bumps. The tail keeps you anchored and is strong enough to keep you up when conditions change
RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7: RADICAL
GRAPHICS COMMENT: AESTHETIC AND INSPIRING
ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: Art piece to hang on your wall
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY: Very well made. Hard charging board. I would love to ride it on the very deep days