Welcome to the 2017-2018 TransWorld SNOWboarding snowboarding product showroom, where those behind the creation of snowboarding's newest product offerings put forward their top gear selections. This season we’re showcasing goods from 686, Airblaster, Aloha, Arbor, Bataleon, Bent Metal, Burton, Capita, Dakine, DC, Dinosaurs Will Die, Dragon, Franco Snowscapes, G-Form, Giro, Holden, K2, Never Summer, Niche, Nitro, O’Neill, Oakley, Rome, Salomon, Smith, Switchback, The North Face, Union, Vans, Volcom, and Weston. Ranging from the latest gloves and goggles to boards, boots, bindings, and more, these are the top offerings for this season.
2018 Good Wood Test Results
The Best Snowboards of 2018
You find a good snowboard by riding a bunch of snowboards. That’s what Good Wood is. Starting nearly twenty years ago, we’ve run through thousands—core shots, delams, broken tails, edge blowouts, snapped noses—with the goal of providing a look at each respective season’s best options. This year we chose the steeps of Snowbird, Utah, for the all-mountain category and the flowing features of Carinthia at Mount Snow, Vermont, for the park portion.
With the top-notch crop of talent, knowledge, and personality that comprise TransWorld’s staff and testers, it’s a crazy marathon of sessions and hot laps that last sunrise to sunset with just enough time for hot tub beers before bed. After all the comments and rankings are in, we have the data to determine which boards get the stamp of approval. In short, know that if it’s in here, the wood is good.