Burton Custom Twin : Good Wood 2015 Review
Men’s All-Mountain Snowboards Over $450
One of the most iconic decks in snowboarding hits this season with a freshly roasted asymmetric blend. This version of the classic is roughly twin in shape, but it features an asymmetrically milled core that better balances the flex, offers a buttery underfoot feel, and preloads ollie power. Subtle edge tweaks around the bindings disperse edge pressure for fewer hang-ups and catches, and carbon-fiber layers in the layup make it ready to rally any park on the planet with precision.
Available Sizes: 151, 154, 156, 158, 160
“I like the consistent feel of this board. Good flex for all-mountain freestyle or pipe. Easy to turn, not super aggressive, but smooth. Perfect weight, easy to throw around and stay stable.
Good Wood 2015 Snowboard Test, Presented by THE-HOUSE.com
How do you pick the board that rides the way you want from the thousands of options out there? The answer: with the Good Wood 2015 Snowboard Test results. This year our 18 testers spent eight days hammering 400 boards through the park and pistes of Winter Park, Colorado. Each of these testers rides a little differently from one another, so there’s something to be said when a board stokes out all who tried it. With the scores tallied for the 16th annual Good Wood, we present the best performing all-mountain and park boards of the year.
How The Boards Are Scored
Shortly after burning some laps on each board, our test crew inputs scores for 18 characteristics that measure the ride 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 often does break a deck or three. Once the winners are calculated, the testers are long gone, and the cardboard dust has settled from shipping, we package the tester feedback and send it to the brands involved, which they can use to help make better boards.