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Men’s All-Mountain Snowboards Under $450: Signal Freedom Machine

Inspired by the Every Third Thursdays web series, the Yusaku Freedom Machine has a new-to-the-line core profile, where the board is beefed up underneath the bindings. This gives you added strength and response when you need it, but remains forgiving and playful when you want it to be. It’s regular camber all the way through, which gives you reliability in hairy situations, solid edge hold and turn initiation, and good pop off whatever your nose takes you to.

Price: $449

Available Sizes: 148, 150, 152, 154

Tester Comments

“Solid ride, super fun. We had a good little time together. Pop felt good, fun cruising board.”

Men’s Good Wood All-Mountain Snowboards Under $450

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About the 2014 Good Wood Snowboard Test

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.

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