DC Ply

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A staple in DC's line, this is the same board as the men's Ply, but sized for females. It boasts a medium-flex and traditional camber throughout the center, then bumps to flat underfoot. Testers felt this design created a powerful, stable board that landed smoothly on bigger hits, but also reigned supreme on wooden features and larger rails in Carinthia's park. "This board had a good amount of maneuverability and stability, with strong pop that locked onto rails, but she was pretty damn stiff for a smaller rider like me," quipped a petite tester. "You really need to have some strong muscles and and skill to press this thing," she concluded. Built for a badass lady that's looking for a stiffer park stick, the Ply is good for gals that want a cambered deck, with the forgiveness of flat in the nose and tail. It's price is just right, so you won't waste your pennies. As Bang for your Buck approved board, this DC Ply is packed with tech, but comes in at a low price.

Length (cm)

Flex:  5/10

Camber:  Hybrid—camber

Base: Sintered

Shape: Twin

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

Price: $399.95
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Tester Quote: “Talk stability! Lordy, I loved it on both the jumps and rails!”

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Tester Quote: "Talk stability! Lordy, I loved it on both the jumps and rails!"

Good Wood 2018 presented by evo.com

With hundreds of options available, how do you pick the best snowboard for you and your riding? The 2017-2018 Good Wood board test is a great place to start. Every board in here has been through rigorous rounds of testing in the environments it's intended for, and passed. Between the feature-filled freestyle terrain at Carinthia at Mount Snow in Vermont, and the rugged steeps of Snowbird, Utah, our eclectic and discerning testers rode and rated hundred of snowboards, ultimately concluding that these are the pinnacle of this season's freestyle and freeride offerings, respectively. Our crew is comprised of riders of riders of vastly varying sizes and backgrounds, with two commonalities: they're all experienced snowboarders with astute product knowledge. When a board stokes out the majority of this group, it means something. In addition to the park and all-mountain Good Wood accolades, we award two boards in each category with the “Bang for your Buck” designation, meaning they're the top-performers with the lowest price tags. Now in its 19th year, TransWorld SNOWboarding's Good Wood is the longest-running and most credible snowboard test on the planet.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after ripping laps on each model, our testers score the board based on a comprehensive set of characteristics that include edgehold, pop, swingweight, turn initiation, stability, and flex. The scorecards for the park and all-mountain categories of the test each have unique and specific criteria designed to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of a snowboard in the setting respective to its category. Beyond the quantifiable scoring, we also ask testers to comments on each facet of the board's performance. These notes we refer to extensively when writing each review. Dive into the results and see what performed for our testers, then find what will work for you.