YES. Emoticon

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A returning Good Wood winner, the Emoticon snapped up another award for being dependable when riders sacked up and sent it. They found the true twin shape to be playful, powerful, and eager to pop off features large and small. “This board felt super buttery underfoot but was still easy to manage in variable conditions," one tester said. Its edges are slightly serrated with noticeable indents under the bindings, which help redistribute energy and provide stability when slicing through the chop. Though this deck feels wide, testers said the surface area enhances its butterablity.

Sizes: 143, 146, 149, 152

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm)

143 – 7.7/6.4/7.7 – 23.7
146 – 7.9/6.6/7.9 – 23.9
149 – 8.1/6.8/8.1 – 24.1
152 – 8.3/7.0/8.3 – 25.2

Flex: 6/10

Camber: Camrock (Camber in the middle, rocker toward the tips.)

(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of
the board's flex.)

(Sidecut Radius: Assuming a board arced the tightest turn possible to make a complete circle, the sidecut radius would be the distance between the direct center of that circle and its rim, in meters. A board with a deeper sidecut would have a smaller radius and would generally make tighter turns. 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.)

Price: $399.00
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Tester Quote: “Super stable off lips and on landings. Rides bigger than it actually is, and feels geared toward more intermediate and advanced riders.”

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Tester Quote: “Super stable off lips and on landings. Rides bigger than it actually is, and feels geared toward more intermediate and advanced riders.”

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With hundreds of snowboards out there, how do you pick the best deck perfectly suited to the way you ride? Drop into our 2016-2017 Good Wood Board Test for the winning snowboards of the season. Our 30 unique testers spent eight days riding and rating more than 300 boards at Carinthia Parks of Mount Snow, Vermont, and the pistes and glades of Aspen Mountain, Colorado, and came to the consensus that these are the best boards. Each tester rides differently, so there's something to be said when a board stokes all who tried it. We've done away with the old price groupings and instead highlighted the two top-scoring boards in each category with the lowest prices and awarded them “Bang for your Buck” badges of approval. Now in its 18th year, our TransWorld SNOWboarding Good Wood test is the longest running and most prestigious board test on the planet.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after shredding laps on each board, our testers input scores for different characteristics that measure each deck on a sliding scale. The Park and All-Mountain scorecards each have different criteria to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of each snowboard. We don't cut the boards open and examine the details, but the crew may have broken a deck or two… Go on, dive into the results and see all the winners.