Salomon Craft

2016 Good Wood Salomon Craft Men’s Park Board
2016 Good Wood Salomon Craft Men’s Park Board
2016 Good Wood Salomon Craft Men’s Park Board
2016 Good Wood Salomon Craft Men’s Park Board
2016 Good Wood Salomon Craft Men’s Park Board
2016 Good Wood Salomon Craft Men’s Park Board
2016 Good Wood Salomon Craft Men’s Park Board
2016 Good Wood Salomon Craft Men’s Park Board
2016 Good Wood Salomon Craft Men’s Park Board
2016 Good Wood Salomon Craft Men’s Park Board
2016 Good Wood Salomon Craft Men’s Park Board

Best Bang For Your Buck Men’s Park Snowboards 2015-2016

Words: Scott Yorko

Salomon really went for that minimalist, naked feeling under your feet with the Craft, which was easy to control and whip around while goofing and making up fun little tricks. Some testers described it as having perfect flex, while others thought the tip and tail had slightly odd flex points due to the funky twin shape. “I did want a little more meat on the bone,” said one hefty tester who likes to ride with a lot of energy between the feet. A few reported it as a responsive and stable all-around park board that can handle all the small, jibby hits, yet too soft for super kickers.

From the testers:  “It’s a good rail board and for buttering up the nice toasted muffin, but it was hard to get on edge. This thing is fuckin’ blueberry supreme for the grinds. I can’t say anymore. Chris is looking over my shoulder.”

Length (cm) — Sidecut Radius (m) — Waist Width (cm)

146—7 — 24.5
149 — 7.2 — 24.7
152 — 7.4 — 24.9
154 — 7.6 — 25.1
156 — 7.8 — 25.7
158 — 8 — 25.9
160 — 8.2 — 26.1

Flex: Medium

Camber: Hybrid (zero between inserts, camber near inserts, reverse to tips)

(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)

(Sidecut Radius: The measure of how deep or shallow the arc of a board’s edge is from the tips to the middle, in meters. A smaller radius, around six to seven meters means a board will generally turn tighter. As the radius number increases, a board can be expected to make wider turns. Multiple numbers on the same length board means the radius is blended.)

Price: $370.00
Length

146, 149, 152, 154, 156, 158, 160

Good Wood 2017 Presented by evo.com

With hundreds of snowboards out there, how do you pick the best deck perfectly suited to the way you ride? Drop into our 2016-2017 Good Wood Board Test for the winning snowboards of the season. Our 30 unique testers spent eight days riding and rating more than 300 boards at Carinthia Parks of Mount Snow, Vermont, and the pistes and glades of Aspen Mountain, Colorado, and came to the consensus that these are the best boards. Each tester rides differently, so there's something to be said when a board stokes all who tried it. We’ve done away with the old price groupings and instead highlighted the two top-scoring boards in each category with the lowest prices and awarded them “Bang for your Buck” badges of approval. Now in its 18th year, our TransWorld SNOWboarding Good Wood test is the longest running and most prestigious board test on the planet.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after shredding laps on each board, our testers input scores for different characteristics that measure each deck on a sliding scale. The Park and All-Mountain scorecards each have different criteria to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of each snowboard. We don't cut the boards open and examine the details, but the crew may have broken a deck or two… Go on, dive into the results and see all the winners.