Best Men’s Park Snowboard 2015-2016
Words: Scott Yorko
Back on the Good Wood list after a two-year hiatus, the Jackpot got updated with a narrower waist width and wider platform outside the bindings, making it more stable and a little faster edge-to-edge. The Camrock base profile puts camber between the feet and rocker out to the tips. “It’s buttery but isn’t afraid to hold an edge and take you for a carve,” said one Winter Park local who sent it the biggest of them all. Another called it “the most stable park board I’ve ever ridden” with “consistent flex all around and lots of pop… Perfect weight and highly predictable,” said one of our shreddy testers.
From the testers: “Jackpot, Baby! This might be the most well rounded park board I’ve ever ridden.”
Length (cm) — Sidecut Radius (m) — Waist Width (cm)
Camber: Hybrid (regular camber between inserts, reverse near 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.)