Burton Show Dog : Good Wood 2015
Men’s Park Snowboard Over $450 Reviews
The Burton Show Dog is no prized Pomeranian bred by a neurotic dog lover. Nope, it’s a finely crafted, Jussi Oksanen-approved, park animal. Its essentially twin in shape, but has an asymmetric core and flex that fits the way your body moves, along with subtle edge tweaks that boost control. The new camber profile has a bit of flat at the tips without sacrificing the pop of its cambered heart. Its highly milled core fosters underfoot feel with generous padding that dampens the ride.
Available Sizes: 152, 155
“This board is the jam, the bee’s knees, the alpha male. Jibs, jumps, butters with ease. The weird-looking pads were kind of a nice addition, they worked as a stomp pad and kept things damp…so damp.”
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.