SPECtacular

It is our mission to empower our readers through knowledge, facilitating your shopping, and adding strength to your dollar. These numbers are not going to help you ride any better-although starring at them may make your head spin a 720. To help make sense of all these numbers, please allow us to give you some very easy to understand description of the subheadings.

1. Company name: the name of the company selling the board.

2. Model: the name of the board.

3. Length: measured from tip to tail, and is listed in centimeters.

4. Weight: given in pounds and ounces, not including bindings.

5. Effective edge: the part of the rail in constant contact with snow, and is listed in centimeters.

6. Category: style of riding best suited for the board (as determined by the manufacturer.)

7. Sidecut radius: is given in centimeters or is stated as progressive. If you’re having problems with understanding what sidecut does please refer back to the How to Pick a Stick on page 289.

8. Widths: are given in centimeters for nose, waist, and tail.