|Overall Rating||Liked it!|
|Riding Style||Alternative Freeride|
|Riding Level||Intermediate - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||Women's, 8-10, 10-12|
|Camber Profile||Hybrid Camber|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|On Snow Feel|
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Weston Eclipse 2021 Review by The Good Ride
The Weston Eclipse is a new women’s board for the Winter 20/21 season. The Eclipse is a set back, tapered, directional ride that has a pointed nose, half moon tail shape. This board was designed to float in powder, and has a slight freeride personality as well. It comes with a 7/10 flex and a wider waist that gives the Eclipse a super stable feeling ride.
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How This Review Happened: We borrowed this for an extended demo.
Conditions: As much as we try to get powder runs with powder boards, sometimes mother nature has other ideas. I mainly rode the Eclipse on hard-pack groomers and in a little crusty conditions.
Set-Up: 20″ wide, 15, -15 stance angles.
Approximate Weight: Feels normal but feels solid underfoot as well. Not super light and not super heavy. Somewhere in the middle.
Sizing: 145, 150, 155
Would be nice if they had some smaller size options available in the 140’s. Especially with the wider waist width, lightweight riders like myself (108lbs) Could get away with a smaller size I feel. But it is nice that those ladies with the wider boot size can be taken care of as well with the bigger board sizes available there.
Flex/Buttering: The Eclipse comes with a stiffer flex and a wider waist width. It is a 7/10 on the Weston scale. Not easy to butter, but has a very damp, stable ride.
On Snow Feel/Ability Level/Skidded Turns: I feel like a strong intermediate could be happy with this board, up to your expert riders. The on snow feel is semi-locked in. You get a super stable edge on harder snow but it isn’t really catchy like a full positive camber board either. However, I felt the Eclipse preferred to be more locked into a turn than skidding a turn. You can skid turns with medium effort too though.
Edge Hold: For a board that doesn’t come with any obvious side-cut disruptions, the Eclipse held a nice edge in hard snow to icy conditions. I would feel good about the edge hold in most crappy snow conditions I think.
Turn Initiation: I was only able to test this board in normal to harder snow conditions. I felt the turn initiation on harder groomers was medium fast. But I imagine in deeper snow and powder that will change to a faster turn initiation. It didn’t take a lot of effort to make the turns happen, it just took a firm hand if that makes sense (or a firm foot perhaps).
Turning Experience/Carving: I enjoyed turning this board on steeps and mellow groomers alike. And I really liked carving on the Eclipse as well. It has such a stable feel, mixed with the good edge hold, and the stiffer flex that I felt it made a fun, reliable board to carve.
Powder: I haven’t been lucky enough to try the Weston Eclipse in powder yet. (fingers crossed for the upcoming season) But this board was designed to float in powder. You can get as much as 3.25″ set all the way back on board so you can get quite a bit of directional float out of it. That, mixed with the wider waist width, the 18mm of taper, and the stiffer flex make some good ingredients for a fun powder board.
Speed: I felt I could ride as fast as I wanted to on the Eclipse. This board isn’t the most nimble board out there, but it has a great stability factor and can point it in any situation and still feel stable.
Uneven Terrain: In harder snow, it was medium fast to turn around tighter bumps and such. But it can definitely point it over the top of crud and chunder and feel fine.
Switch: You can ride switch on this board. It isn’t ideal for it, it does feel strange, and like you are riding backwards. But it is an option if needed.
Getting Air/Park: The Weston Eclipse has a nice amount of pop to it. It would be great on natural features and bigger drops. It has a nice stability when landing. This board isn’t the board to be making park laps on, or jibbing on. But if you are looking for a fun board to take out and hit some natural features then it would be fun for that.
Overall: The Weston Eclipse could be a good board for those high intermediate to expert riders out there, looking for a stable board that can handle a good powder day, but also likes to rip around on steeps and groomers. It didn’t feel like only a powder board to me, it felt like it could do much more. It likes to ride fast, and is fun to carve and can handle the deep days as well.
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