Salomon Gypsy Snowboard : Good Wood 2015 Reviews
Women’s Park Snowboards
Salomon lands on the list with the Gypsy, a twin-tipped park wizard with a Rock Out Camber profile that puts flat between your bindings, camber near your feet, and rocker through the nose and tail. It’s precise and spin-able on jumps, while equally pressable on rails. The Aspen SLCT core is light and made with hand-selected wood strips. The tip and tail come detuned, so you’re ready to play in the park.
Available Sizes: 138, 143, 147, 151
“Dynamic, soft, responsive, and poppy, this board is the perfect all-around park board. It’s solid off jumps and flexy on rails, can cut a full circle or nosepress for miles. Big thumbs up.”
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.