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Men’s Good Wood All Mountain Over $450: Gnu Billy Goat
An aggressive all-mountain machine designed by freeride wizard Temple Cummins. This deck is sandwiched together with a camber dominant profile and a twin shape with a setback stance. Although the board has slight rocker between the feet for forgiveness, the control, pop and precision of the camber shines through. Plus there’s added edge grip and secretive dampening material to billy goat through any terrain.
Sizes: 156, 159, 162, 165
“The Billy Goat rips. I rode the 162 and I didn’t want to give it back.
Stable, quick, snappy, and fun! Super responsive!”
Looking for reviews of the best snowboards for the 2013/2014 season? For the 15th annual TransWorld SNOWboarding Good Wood Snowboard Test we split the test into two and took 16 experienced testers to Woodward Tahoe at Boreal, California for the park test and Sierra-at-Tahoe, California for the all-mountain portion. Our testers rode hundreds of decks to deliver the best boards from the most comprehensive snowboard test in the industry.