Gnu Space Case Snowboard : Men’s Good Wood
Park snowboards Over $450
A creation from space cadet Forest Bailey and the Gnu weirdos made to launch your park game. Its asymmetric shape comes from a deeper, shorter heelside sidecut and a softer heelside flex to steady your body in the cockpit. The triple threat of paulownia, Great Lakes aspen and Rocky Mountain aspen woods give it a flyweight core pressed into a forgiving hybrid camber profile. Spacey liquid crystal polymer fibers and a reinforced center deliver a payload of flight-ready strength and snap.
Available Sizes: 147, 150, 153, 156, 159
“The Space Case is full of crazy tech, which is usually a turnoff for me, but damn, Forest Bailey and Gnu have nailed it. It’s buttery, turns good with the asymmetric sidecut, presses insane, has pop, and just all around is fun.”
Good Wood 2015 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.