Rossignol Retox : Good Wood 2015
Men’s Park Snowboard Reviews Under $450
Before winter hits, bears are hustling for food. But if they gobble too much honey, they can’t pass out for that long winter nap. That’s the logic behind the graphic by Riot Society (riotsocietyclothing.com) out of LA. The logic behind the board is another story. It’s a true twin, medium-flexing deck with camber through the middle section and rocker in the tips. With a poplar, birch, and ash wood core that’s milled between and outside the bindings, it gives it loads of pop with a buttery feel of control between the feet.
Available Sizes: 147, 150, 153, 156
“This board f—kin’ rocks my socks off! She rode like a bat outta hell, but a gentle bat that loves and cares about you. Easily a favorite park board. A little stiff on presses, but so fun on jumps!”
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.