World Boards Pow Slayer 165 Snowboard Review 2019-2020
TESTER: Eric Odlin
BOARD: World Boards Pow Slayer 165
TEST YEAR: 2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 7: 6
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Its ability to rip though variable terrain and snow. Also not too wide for its size.
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Its wasn’t too nimble, but then again neither am I anymore…..
OVERALL COMMENTS: This was my second year demoing this deck at Jackson. Its has become the go-to board for me when my legs are failing and I need some additional power underfoot. The stiffer nose tells crud to ‘eff’ off, and the soft tail makes you think its not as stiff and pissed as one would assume. And Alan won the rally on it. So if its a cambered directional free ride machine you seek, this be it.
BOARD STYLE: FREERIDE BOARD
CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK POWDER
RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7: 5
SHAPE COMMENT: NOT JUST GOOD BUT GOOD ENOUGH
ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS: Slightly longer pow nose and slight taper
RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7: 6
FLEX COMMENT: JUST RIGHT
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT: Stiff nose + soft tail = Crush. Still fun though.
RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
STABILITY COMMENT: ROCK SOLID- AS GOOD AS IT GETS
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: Top of the food chain stability.
RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7: 4
COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: OK
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: No too playful, but hella nollies;)
RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7: 5
COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: OK
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: Seemed to float well in the pockets I found, but maybe a touch more early rise in the nose for open pow.
RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7: 5
GRAPHICS COMMENT: OK
ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: Simple top, pirate sword base.