As promised in the October issue, we present to you the hardest working boarders in snowboarding testing business: the 2008-09 Good Wood Board Testers. These riders come legit, they are hardcore shredders from across the country. Along with info about the testers home mountain and riding style, we also included each testers top three board pics from the test. Complete Good Wood coverage is in the October issue on newstands now.

Check out this good lookin’ crew of rippers:

Brandon Reis
Age: 19.
Height: 5’10”.
Weight: 140 lbs.
Boot size: 9.
Ideal board size: 153–154.
Stance width: 24 inches.
Home mountain: Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.
Riding style: Make it look good … or at least try to.
Top picks: Nidecker Helvet, K2 Jibpan, Salomon Official.

Chris Luzier
Age: 22.
Height: 6’1”.
Weight: 175 lbs.
Boot size: 9.5–10.
Ideal board size: 157–159.
Stance width: 23.5 inches.
Home mountain: Mt. Bachelor, Oregon.
Riding style: Anything fun, especially pow.
Top picks: Nitro Team, Gnu Riders Choice BTX, Burton Uninc.

Donny Stevens
Age:
19.
Height: 5’10”.
Weight: 155 lbs.
Boot size: 9.
Ideal board size: 155.
Stance width: 23.5 inches.
Home mountain: Mt. Bachelor, Oregon.
Riding style: Loose freestyle.
Top picks: K2 Believer, Lib Tech Skate Banana, Lib Tech T-Rice BTX.



Tyler Scharpf
Age: 25.
Height: 6’1”.
Weight: 170 lbs.
Boot size: 10.5.
Ideal board size: 158.
Stance width: 24 inches.
Home mountain: Mt. Bachelor, Oregon.
Riding style: Loose.
Top picks: Ride Society, Nitro Wiig, K2 Believer.

Dan Downing
Age: 23.
Height: 5’10”.
Weight: 160 lbs.
Boot size: 9.
Ideal board size: 155.
Stance width: 23 inches.
Home mountain: Breckenridge, Colorado.
Riding style: Loose.
Top picks: Nidecker Helvet, Rome Mod, Rome Agent.

James Mammele
Age: 24.
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 185 lbs.
Boot size: 10.5
Ideal board size: 160–165
Stance width: 24 inches.
Home mountain: Winter Park, Colorado.
Riding style: Your run-of-the-mill big-guy freestyle.
Top picks: Nitro Team, Rome Mod, Salomon Official.

Dave Reynolds
Age: 33.
Height: 5’8”.
Weight: 165 lbs.
Boot size: 9.
Ideal board size: 154.
Stance width: 22.5 inches.
Home mountain: Park City, Utah.
Riding style: All-mountain airtime.
Top picks: Gnu Carbon High Beam MTX, Nitro T1, Burton Hero.

Sam Hulbert
Age: 18.
Height: 5’11”.
Weight: 160 lbs.
Boot size: 10.5.
Ideal board size: 155.
Stance width: 24.5 inches.
Home mountain: Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.
Riding style: Freestyle.
Top picks: Burton Hero, Forum Substance, Stepchild Powder Sucks.

Reid Persing
Age: 24.
Height: 5’10”.
Weight: 140 lbs.
Boot size: 9.
Ideal board size: 154.
Stance width: 23.5 inches.
Home mountain: Brighton/Park City, Utah.
Riding style: I’ve been getting out and riding a lot more natural terrain lately, but I still can’t resist a warm, sunny day in the park.
Top picks: Capita Stairmaster, Forum Substance, Nitro T1.

Alex Lopez
Age: 18.
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 160 lbs.
Boot size: 9.
Ideal board size: 157.
Stance width: 23 inches.
Home mountain: Mt. Bachelor, Oregon.
Riding style: Aggressive.
Top picks: Nitro T1, Nitro Swindle, Burton Hero.

Kyle Martin
Age: 21.
Height: 5’11”.
Weight: 160 lbs.
Boot size: 10.5.
Ideal board size: 155.
Stance width: 24 inches.
Home mountain: Mt. Bachelor, Oregon.
Riding style: Portland bowl skater.
Top picks: Burton Hero, Forum Youngblood, K2 Darkstar.

Jacob Levine
Age: 27.
Height: 5’9”.
Weight: 160 lbs.
Boot size: 9.5.
Ideal board size: 156.
Stance width: 23.5 inches.
Home mountain: Park City/Snowbird, Utah.
Riding style: Park rat turned freeride soul bro.
Top picks: Capita Stairmaster, Burton Hero, Drake DF1.

Jessica Roy
Age: 23.
Height: 5’6”.
Weight: 130 lbs.
Boot size: 7.
Ideal board size: 148.
Stance width: 22.5 inches.
Home mountain: Park City, Utah.
Riding style: Fun-ness.
Top picks: Gnu B-Nice MTX, Burton Blender, Atomic Fallen Angel.

Caroline Onzik
Age: 23.
Height: 5’2”.
Weight: 105 lbs.
Boot size: 5.
Ideal board size: 142.
Stance width: 21–21.5 inches.
Home mountain: Copper Mountain, Colorado.
Riding style: Silly.
Top picks: Technine Women’s Jib, Burton Stria, (tie) Forum Craft and Roxy Ollie Pop.

Sandra Hillen
Age: 24.
Height: 5’8”.
Weight: 135 lbs.
Boot size: 9.
Ideal board size: 150.
Stance width: 23 inches.
Home mountain: Breckenridge, Colorado.
Riding style: Fun! Jumps and jibs.
Top picks: Technine Women’s Jib, Atomic Fallen Angel, Gnu B-Nice MTX.

Colleen Sharpe
Age: 23.
Height: 5’7”.
Weight: 130 lbs.
Boot size: 8.
Ideal board size: 149.
Stance width: 21.5 inches.
Home mountain: Park City, Utah.
Riding style: Freestyle.
Top picks: Rossignol Diva Mag, Forum Craft, Technine Women’s Suerte.

Colleen Quigley
Age: 23.
Height: 5’10”.
Weight: 140 lbs.
Boot size: 9.
Ideal board size: 151.
Stance width: 24 inches.
Home mountain: Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.
Riding style: Dangerous.
Top picks: K2 VaVaVoom Rocker, Technine Women’s Jib, Capita Saturnia.

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Jake Black
Age: 19.
Height: 5’10”.
Weight: 150 lbs.
Boot size: 9.
Ideal board size: 155–156.
Stance width: 24 inches.
Home mountain: Breckenridge, Colorado.
Riding style: Squeakin’ and tweakin’.
Top picks: Gnu Danny Kass BTX, Burton Vapor, (tie) Artec Novus and Flow WX.

Alex Grzankowski
Age: 26.
Height: 5’9”.
Weight: 155 lbs.
Boot size: 10.5.
Ideal board size: 156.
Stance width: 22.5 inches.
Home mountain: Breckenridge, Colorado.
Riding style: Regular.
Top picks: Arbor Crossbow, Gnu Danny Kass BTX, Flow WX.

Sean Marshall
Age: 21.
Height: 5’10”.
Weight: 155 lbs.
Boot size: 9.
Ideal board size: 155.
Stance width: 22 inches.
Home mountain: Copper Mountain, Colorado.
Riding style: Everywhere that’s sick.
Top picks: Capita FCG, Burton Vapor, Gnu Danny Kass BTX.

Zack Black
Age:
17.
Height: 5’10”.
Weight: 145 lbs.
Boot size: 9.5.
Ideal board size: 155.
Stance width: 23.5 inches.
Home mountain: Breckenridge, Colorado.
Riding style: Fast and furious.
Top picks: Gnu Danny Kass BTX, Arbor Crossbow, Forum Seeker.

Gregg Davis
Age: 37.
Height: 5’7”.
Weight: 145 lbs.
Boot size: 8.5.
Ideal board size: 157.
Stance width: 22.5 inches.
Home mountain: Breckenridge, Colorado.
Riding style: Skate-influenced.
Top picks: Burton Vapor, Salomon Bang Bang, Capita FCG.