Winterstick Party Wave 153 Snowboard Review 2019-2020
TESTER: Max Raymer
BOARD: Winterstick Party Wave 153
TEST YEAR: 2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 7: 7
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Soft, playful and easy to rip anywhere. Nimble so I wasn’t nervous getting into any zones, but had a sick profile that was super playful and forgiving.
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Turns a little lazy, just a tad bit more sidecut would be sweet for me. But i think that just came from the waist width.
OVERALL COMMENTS: This thing rips. I had tons of fun on it. I like the red graphic on it more than some of the Party Wave’s you see in shops. And most of all it was just playful, I think tons of people could hop on this thing and have fun.
BOARD STYLE: POWDER BOARD
CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK ICE POWDER
RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7: 7
SHAPE COMMENT: AT THING OF BEAUTY
ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS: Tail isn’t skinny like other swallows, gives it real play and give on the tail you wish you had on other swallow tails.
RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7: 7
FLEX COMMENT: JUST RIGHT
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT: It’s soft, but it has a shape that caters to it, gives it response while still being playful.
RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7: 6
STABILITY COMMENT: PRETTY GOOD
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: I had control over the board the whole time and wasn’t scared to go fast even though it was a 153.
RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7: 6
COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: PRETTY DARN FUN
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: again, the softness of the board with profile makes it rip everywhere.
RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7: 6
COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EASY TO STAY UP
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: tail drops and you float.
RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
GRAPHICS COMMENT: I’M FEELING IT
ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: I want a real printed one of these red ones in Milo!