Smokin Vixen ($460)
From a small, independent factory in the eastern Sierras comes this jazzed-up, all-mountain deck. It’s a twin-tip, laced with Magne-traction edges and a flex that’s soft enough for park, yet firm enough to handle some velocity. The Clash Rocker version (rocker between the feet, camber outward) is the tester’s favorite, but it’s also offered in a flat profile with rockered tips.
Sizes: 144, 148, 153, 156
“Fun freerider! Quick turns, big turns, lots of pop, and it felt pretty stellar on jumps.”