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
Camber: Hybrid--camber with early-rise nose and tail
Shape: Directional twin
(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board's flex.)