Tester Alex Grzankowski checks for stalefish grab-ability in the Freeway pipe at Breckenridge. PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

It’s a wrap! The annual Good Wood Board Test has come to a close and we’re so stoked on how it all went down. In response to a huge demand from you, we added an all-mountain category in addition to the park and pipe categories. We had testers charging through the double black diamond bowl on Peak 8 (oooh), blasting off cornices, and shredding the jedi tree runs into the park—seriously all mountain.


Believe it or not, this shred shot of tester Alex Lopez burnin’ a freeride test board out of the trees at Breck was shot on April 17th. PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

TransWorld set up at the base of Peak 8 in firing range of the Freeway park and pipe and the Park Lane park with 23 testers, 441 boards, four techs, and a couple pallets of Java Monster to keep us going through the week.


We had what you might call a fleet of boards to test, and yes, reverse cambers were well represented. PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

The 23 man and woman test crew was stronger than ever; testers included Winter Park Head Coach James Mammelle,High Cascade Snowboard Camp Head Coach Dave Reynolds, Fourteen year HCSC veteran James Jackson, Breck Ride School Instructor and AASI Trainer & Examiner Greg Davis, HCSC Coach and Pro Colleen Quigley… the list goes on.


Tester Ryan Thompson checks for pop off the big jump in the Freeway park. Gnarly. PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

The full results of the Good Wood Test including the top ten best park and all mountain boards will be in the Buyer’s Guide and in the October issue coming at you this September. Click here to subscribe.

The 2010 Board Test Categories

Top Ten Men’s Park and All-Mountain Boards Under $399

Top Ten Men’s Park and All-Mountain Boards Over $400

Top Ten Womens Park and All-Mountain Boards Under $399

Top Ten Women’s Park and All-Mountain Boards Over $400

Top Five Men’s Pipe Boards

Click here for last season’s Good Wood winners.

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