Best Men’s Park Snowboard 2015-2016
Words: Scott Yorko
One tester described the Box Scratcher as the GNU Headspace's poppy cousin that was a little more stable approaching jumps. Although the reverse camber profile pressed well and buttered everything, it was somewhat washy on bigger landings over 30 feet. Another tester rode this board in pow and loved its playful float. Anyone from a beginner to pipe jock to rail rat who doesn't need the fastest ship in the shuttle can climb aboard and turn the entire mountain into their jib park on this ride. Tap into your inner Burtner.
From the testers: "Buttery yet responsive. Perfect flex for attacking the entire park. Locks into presses with ease and super fun going sideways. Forgiving as all hell. Daily driver material."
Length (cm) -- Sidecut Radius (m) -- Waist Width (cm)
143 -- 7.6 -- 24.5
147 -- 7.8 -- 25.1
151 -- 8 -- 25.2
154 -- 8.2 -- 25.3
157 -- 8.3 -- 25.5
Camber: Hybrid (reverse between inserts, flat to camber to tips)
(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board's flex.)
(Sidecut Radius: The measure of how deep or shallow the arc of a board's edge is from the tips to the middle, in meters. A smaller radius, around six to seven meters means a board will generally turn tighter. As the radius number increases, a board can be expected to make wider turns. Multiple numbers on the same length board means the radius is blended.)