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Men’s Good Wood All-Mountain Over $450: Slash Straight
As Gigi Rüf told us, “It likes to go straight!” And it does thanks to the directional shape, slightly stiffer tail and setback stance. Added carbon and Kevlar fibers in the tip and tail disperse chatter and add stability for landings and speed. The subtle edge bump between the bindings increases edge hold, too. Even with these elements playfulness is not lost thanks to the hybrid wood core and Reactive Flex fiberglass that offer ultimate forgiveness and pop.
Available Sizes: 156, 159, 161, 163
“This board can rip anything! Super fun to make turns on and really fun to ollie.”
Men’s Good Wood All-Mountain 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.