Casting its way into the hearts of our tester pool, the Spell conjured up a Good Wood award for being a powerful ride that promoted progression. "I'm a little mystified on how I landed that one…" Blinked one tester after stomping a switch trick on her first try. "It came around so easily; landing was an afterthought, because I wasn't worried about catching an edge at all." While this might not be the case for everyone, the Spell's construction is geared toward being a forgiving ride. The Spell's flat-out rocker profile lifts the nose and tail before the traditional contact points, so turns are effortless and catch-free. Our testers deemed this deck primed for press-ability. "I locked right into my tail press and creased the whole rail, no problem," quipped one smug tester. This true twin is a little wider than some of the other boards on this list, so it could be a good option for larger footed gals.
Flex: 6 /10
Camber: Hybrid—camber with early-rise nose and tail
(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board's flex.)