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WEST Six Carro

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WEST Six Carro powder snowboard test

Dimensions:

Length (cm): 160
Waist (cm): 26.3

Characteristics:

Terrain: 20% piste - 80% off-piste
Discipline: powder, backcountry
Snowboard level: advanced+
Shape: directional with camber
Edge grip: medium+
Floatation: good
Character: surf and speed up

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Freeride  board WEST Six Carro 2018

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Alex's review: Expert freerider

Expert level freerider
Alex's rating of this snowboard:

4.5 stars


Considering his boarders profile:

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Reviewer Alex

"Easy float, let me hike, surf and play any terrain. I don't like a powder board to be too flexible, because I want to lay some trenches on the groomers too. When the snow starts falling in the evening, I get happily nervous for the next day."

 SkillsLevel 13
 FitnessLevel 12
 SpeedLevel 13
 Length:181 cm
 Weight:77 kg

 


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2. Nitro MountainFreeride snowboard Nitro Mountain 2017

 

3. Jones FlagshipFreeride snowboard Jones Flagship 2017

 

To all my reviews

 

Fish tail, float and maneuver


WEST Six Carro (tested length 160 cm, one size only, but a split version available as well) is a pretty focused off-piste snowboard. With the firm torsional stiffness the Six Carro is not for beginners, it won't forgive a lot. That is something you notice in speed as well, it runs and runs and runs. Awesome quality of the Six Carro, and another reason to ride it only after gaining skills. In powder the mild fish tail helps for floatation and that is sufficient for any amount of fresh snow. That shape in powder also makes it easy maneuverable. It doesn't feel playful though. Keep your line, preferably big, and steer it correct and precise. Then the Six Carro is in its' element and you can count on an adrenaline run. The WEST Six Carro is definitely a good choice for riding pow by advanced boarders at least.

Speed needed

WEST Six Carro is on firm pistes acutally quite maneuverable as well in the sense that you can throw it around with power. The power of the board is a constant factor where ever you take it, a good match if you ride with energy. Once you'll start carving the Six Carro, you want to keep that speed as the shape combined with the stiffness is not suitable for going slow and carve. Try it and you'll ride on two contact points, not so convenient. Speed up everywhere and stay confident as the board is stable enough for high speed. So WEST Six Carro is not playful, more like a truck when you are in slush for example. It rathers goes through it than getting a cm off track. That surprised me with the big rocker tip which sometimes makes a board nervous in slush. In deep powder it floats good, and when you push it a bit, it won't dig in, but gives you a nice rebound. This way jumping from one side to the other is easy and so much fun. The Six Carro is one of those boards you throw around on any terrain and it gives enough grip, damping and speed to keep on going from there. Nice!

West about the Six Carro

"FOR THE 3RD SEASON, «THE SHAPE SPEAKS FOR ITSELF»! IN THE PAST FEW YEARS, THE SIX CARRO HAS PROVEN IT’S GREAT RIDABILITY, AMAZING FLOATABILITY AND QUICK MANEUVERABILITY THANKS TO IT’S OUTSTANDING SHAPE! SO WHEN WE FIRST SPOKE ABOUT A COLLAB WITH THE «HÄ?» BOYS, IT’S NO SURPRISE THAT THE SIX CARRO WAS THEIR FIRST PICK! DROP IN AND ENJOY THE RIDE! ", says West. Yes, a serious good off-piste board.

Related snowboards

Burton Dump Truck: good float and maneuverability, nice freerider.
Amplid Surfari: freeride board with a fish tail as well, easier to carve with.
Nitro Quiver Squash: another fish tail camber board, more versatile.

 

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Freeride  board WEST Six Carro 2018

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CHF 690.00


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