Dinosaurs Will Die Wizard Stick

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The Wizard Stick is to snowboarding what the cruiser is to skateboarding. Imagine taking your fun-shaped skateboard with purple griptape to the mountain, and that's what you get from this magician from DWD. It's a camber-to-early-rise twin between the contact points with a directional outline and insert pattern that allows you to slam your stance back depending on conditions. Testers praised its "substantial edgehold" and explained the ride as that of a "traditional cambered park board." Like magic, the Wizard is capable of transforming into the proper board for the situation, regardless of whether that scenario involves a down bar, jump line, groomer laps, or pow turns. Many preferred to ride the board set back, even in the park, feeling that it matched the shape of the board best. Riders who enjoyed a traditional feel from a snowboard especially appreciated the Wizard Stick.

Length (cm) -Waist Width (cm)

150 -- 24.8

154 -- 25

158 -- 25.2

Flex: 6/10

Camber: Hybrid--camber with early-rise nose and tail

Base: Extruded

Shape: Directional twin

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

Price: $419.99
Brand Name

Dinosaurs Will Die

Gender

Mens

Style

Park

Product Type

Snowboard

Length

150, 154, 158

Manufacturers URL

http://dinosaurswilldie.com

Rad-Bad

Tester quote: “The Wizard Stick rides like a solid, normal snowboard. No gimmicks. But its looks give it a fun feel a lot of boards don’t have.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Gallery ID

1000328638

Featured-product

NO

Guide Year

2018

Tester quote: “The Wizard Stick rides like a solid, normal snowboard. No gimmicks. But its looks give it a fun feel a lot of boards don’t have.”

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.