Smokin Hooligan

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Not all skaters are troublemakers, but this Hooligan is. For the third consecutive year, Smokin took home a Good Wood award with their top-contending freestyle offering. The skate-like feel of the zero camber profile with rocker in the nose and tail and ample flex throughout had testers dropping F-bombs all over their reviews, and for good reason. One called it “super f***ing soft and perfect for jibbing.” Another said it was “a f***ing blast in slushy, spring conditions.” That said, it’s quite the noodle. The butteriest board in the Smokin lineup wasn’t great on firm snow or when raging down the mountain, but it slayed small-to-medium jumps and any rail it was thrown at. The soft flex could be easily manipulated, but a few testers said it lacked ollie power. According to one, “Pressing was effortless, I just couldn’t get it to snap the f*** back.” There you go, another unnecessary (but seemingly appropriate) F-bomb. Some suggested keeping this board in low-angle jib parks since it lost stability when it gained speed, even if the flat camber profile did make it more stable than many other boards with rocker between the feet.

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

144 – N/A – 24.7
148 – N/A – 24.7
152 – N/A – 25.3
156 – N/A – 25.8
159 – N/A – 25.3

Flex: 4/10

Camber: DTX (Flat under foot with rocker to the tips.)

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

(Sidecut Radius: Assuming a board arced the tightest turn possible to make a complete circle, the sidecut radius would be the distance between the direct center of that circle and its rim, in meters. A board with a deeper sidecut would have a smaller radius and would generally make tighter turns. 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: $470.00
Brand Name

Smokin

Product Type
Style

Park

Gender

Mens

Length

144, 148, 152, 156, 159

Camber

DTX (Flat under foot with rocker tips.)(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)(Sidecut Radius: If you arced the tightest turn poss

Flex

4/10

Sidecut

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

Manufacturers URL

http://www.smokinsnowboards.com

Rad-Bad

Tester Quote: “Locks right in and moves through kinks like a boss.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Guide Year

2017

Tester Quote: “Locks right in and moves through kinks like a boss.”

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.