Dinosaurs Will Die Wizard Stick

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The Wizard Stick is to snowboarding what the cruiser is to skateboarding. Imagine taking your favorite fun-shaped skateboard with purple griptape and a set of soft wheels to the mountain and that's what you get from this nicely priced magician by DWD. It's a go-anywhere freestyler with a camber-to-early-rise profile and a directional outline that's twin between the contact points, meaning that, yes, that pointy nose and squash tail are mostly aesthetic. But there's something about looking down at a board with a unique shape that can inspire a sense of creativity, and that's what the Wizard does. It casts a spell on its rider, where all of a sudden each bump, sidehit, and contour of transition become more enticing. Dinos ranks this board on the lower end of their flex scale, and while its flex pattern doesn't qualify as aggressive, testers felt its actual ride was stiffer than its numerical ranking in the catalog. One explained, "It rides stiffer than I expected. The Wizard Stick dives in and out of turns and provides tons of fun linking carves and sending knolls. But be careful, because you can easily kill small animals with that pointy nose."

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

All Mountain

Product Type

Snowboard

Length

150, 154, 158

Manufacturers URL

http://dinosaurswilldie.com

Rad-Bad

Tester quote: “The Wizard Stick dives in and out of turns and provides tons of fun linking carves and sending knolls.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

Yes

Gallery ID

1000328637

Featured-product

NO

Guide Year

2018

Tester quote: "The Wizard Stick dives in and out of turns and provides tons of fun linking carves and sending knolls.”

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.