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Weston Rise 2019-2020 Women’s Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 143, 146, 149, 152
  • Flex: 6
  • Profile: Camrock
  • Shape: Directional Twin
  • Price: £399 / €450 / $499
  • Buy Direct From Weston

New to the European market this year are Weston snowboards. Born in Minturn, Colorado, out of their love for their shred-community and the backcountry, Weston are experts in powder riding (who also know a thing or two about the resort).

The Rise board is a ripper of an all-terrain board. Its directional twin shape allows you to ride switch without any dramas, whilst the camber profile creates effective edge control. It also offers forgiveness by supplying contact points just outside of both inserts.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Weston if it couldn’t rip the backcountry. The Rise provides lightweight manoeuvrability and a 20mm set back stance, so you can slice through the deep stuff like a hot knife through butter.

“The Rise provides lightweight manoeuvrability and a 20mm set back stance, so you can slice through the deep stuff like a hot knife through butter”

Featuring their “Freedom Wood Core” the Rise is constructed from lightweight Paulownia and Poplar wood, with the addition of tip and tail carbon stringers running from the inserts out. This keeps the board soft and versatile enough for those wanting more slower speed, jib friendly, riding. It comes to life at the board’s limits when you’re sending ollies off sidehits or looking for that extra snap through the end of the turn.

It also has a sintered base, so if you get the chance to open it up this thing will really fly.

Weston are proudly standing for causes close to their heart. 10% of profits from the Rise go towards a scholarship through the Backcountry Babes program to provide AIARE (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) education for female riders (in other words, your money is going to a really good cause).

If you want the chance to excel in the backcountry without having to give up your park and piste privileges, the Rise would be good option.

Tester’s Verdict

Corinne MayhewMayhew Snowboarding

“While I didn’t have perfect backcountry conditions to test this board, the Rise certainly performed in every other area around the mountain. The slightly set back but twin shape was a treat, as I could ride this board in all conditions – perfect when you could be teaching park in the morning and chopped up powder in the afternoon!

“Carving or hooning around was a delight on the Rise too, as it really held an edge and felt solid underfoot, even in the slush towards the end of the day”

Even though the stance was slightly set back, I didn’t feel this affected my ability to ride switch at all. It really helped in the cruddy stuff and even spinning off side hits, as it had great pop between the feet. Carving or hooning around was a delight on the Rise too, as it really held an edge and felt solid underfoot, even in the slush towards the end of the day.

I particularly liked the Rise in the park as it felt flexible enough to make those minor adjustments when approaching boxes or rails, yet had speed and pop for the kickers – and felt solid on the landings. Of course I have to mention the gorgeous graphics as well. They had me dreaming of palm trees while riding through all that slush – wish I could test it again on the glacier parks this summer!”

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