Lib Tech TRS Snowboard: Good Wood 2015
Men’s All-Mountain Snowboards Over $450
This cult classic deck comes wrapped in a lighter, snappier sheath of earth-friendly fibers for 2014/15. Basalt glass and bean-derived topsheet material coat the core, while decreasing weight, adding more pop and less environmental impact. The triple density wood core shaves weight and adds snap over the regular TRS version as well. It’s all sandwiched in a twin shape with an aggressive rocker section between the feet and camber in the tips for solid tip and tail control.
Available Sizes: 154, 157, 159
“This is the definition of an all-mountain board! It’s not soft, but it’s not overly stiff. It holds an amazing edge while hauling ass and can also turn really great while going slow.”
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.