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Men’s Good Wood Park Snowboards Over $450:
2014 Salomon The Villain
It’s got a blend of camber underfoot, flat between the bindings, with a little rocker in the tip and tail. It doesn’t loop out, and is super stable for such a jib specific board—it can handle bigger jumps and whatever else you get into. Street rails to the U-Tube, you’re covered. It has Salomon’s unique kinked sidecut that gives you a good balance of straight tracking at high speeds while staying loose and playful when you drop it into low gear.
Available Sizes: 147, 150, 153, 155, 155W, 158, 158W
“Stoked on this board, really fun. Can’t think of any ways it could be improved.”
Men’s Good Wood Park Snowboards Over $450
Looking for reviews of the best snowboards for the 2013/2014 season? For the 15th annual TransWorld SNOWboarding Good Wood Snowboard Test we split the test into two and took 16 experienced testers to Woodward Tahoe at Boreal, California for the park test and Sierra-at-Tahoe, California for the all-mountain portion. Our testers rode hundreds of decks to deliver the best boards from the most comprehensive snowboard test in the industry.