Best Men’s All-Mountain Snowboards 2015-2016
Words: Scott Yorko
Named after an ancient Norse warrior who would fight in an uncontrollable, trance-like fury, that's exactly how some of our hard-charging testers claimed to feel while riding this board. "I couldn't even hear my jacket flapping," said one. A commanding weapon on snowy battlefields, the Berzerker proved stiff and stable snapping in and out of turns with little resistance. It held up extremely well hauling ass down groomers and carving big. "The 163 was wide enough to lay down serious turns with a size 11 boot," gleaned one beefy tester.
From the testers: "This is the board for all. Loved how it could rip a toe to heel carve and also had some flex to ride a slushy park. There was nothing I didn't like about this board."
Length (cm) — Entry Radius, Focus Radius, Exit Radius, (m) — Waist Width (cm)
153 — 8.20/6.90/7.90 — 24.5
156 — 8.35/7.05/8.05 — 24.6
159 — 8.50/7.20/8.20 — 24.8
160W — 8.45/7.15/8.15 — 25.9
162 — 8.65/7.35/8.35 — 25.0
163W — 8.70/7.40/8.40 — 26.1
167W — 9.30/8.00/9.00 — 26.5
Camber: Hybrid (low-profile regular camber from inserts to tail, reverse from front insert to nose)
(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.)