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Weston Backwoods Carbon 2019-2020 Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 152, 157,, 160, 163, 167
  • Flex: 7
  • Profile: Camrock
  • Shape: Directional
  • Price: £639 / €720 / $799
  • Buy Direct From Weston

Weston snowboards have been heard in the whispers of backcountry riders for a few years now, and this year they’re coming to Europe. Their Backwoods Carbon board is a true backcountry dream.

Legit back country snowboarders, Weston are committed to making all of their products in a fashion that helps riders truly experience what freeriding is all about. With their powder-focused designs, Weston are bringing new ideas to the scene.

“New for this year is a full carbon topsheet and aluminum stringers that are sandwiched within the core”

The Backwoods’ pointed noise and blunted tail is designed to help you effortlessly surf on the deepest days. The board utilises a directional multi-radial camber rocker. Bit of a mouthful, but the result is simple perfection: plenty of lift in the nose, a setback stance to drive the tail down, direct power transmission between the feet, and a sidecut designed to make every turn feel as smooth and powerful as a protein shake-guzzling grizzly bear.

In true Weston fashion, the Backwoods utilises their strongest core. Weston’s lightweight Strike Wood Core features infused vertical aluminium stringers and Paulownia wood laminated at forty-five degrees to further back up the insane strength.

And chuck in the Electra Sintered Base, infused with carbon additives to maximise speed, and a carbon-weave topsheet which replaces fibreglass, and it quickly becomes apparent where this board gets its name from.

With all that tech the board is bound to sting the wallet a little more. But for the rider who understands how priceless the deepest days are, it could be one to add to the quiver.

Tester’s Verdict

Stevo McDonaldWhiteroom Snowboarding

“As soon as I saw this, I thought it would make a great banked-slalom board and that’s exactly what it felt like. Super-fast, responsive and agile. Fun to ride because, unlike some “ultra-performance” boards I’ve ridden, it wasn’t just about being STIFF.

T”he tapered shape and cam-rock profile gave it great float in powder”

Pretty firm for sure, but with enough flex in the nose to keep it’s agility and fun factor. The tapered shape and cam-rock profile gave it great float in powder so it’s a great all-rounder for those who like to charge hard, carve and ride the deep stuff but aren’t fussed about the park. You can take it off kickers and ride it switch if you like, but you wouldn’t choose too. This is all about directional high-performance. I liked it a lot, could happily have this as my go-to freeride board.”

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