Public Darrell Mathes Display

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For those unfamiliar, Public is a project of Joe Sexton's and Darrell Mathes'. They're making a solid product. Darrell's first pro model landed a Good Wood award, FT. And for its first try, it's quite proper. The Display's predominantly flat profile, with a touch of early rise in the tip and tail provide a predictable ride that testers appreciated both on the ground and in the air--as well as when put to metal. One seasoned tester referred to the Display as "well executed design," elaborating that, "Everything works well together to create a nice park board. It's a perfect example of what Darrell does on a board--smooth rails and solid jumps." Another explained the board as such: "It's on the stiffer end of the spectrum for butters and presses, but the result is the snap out of them, which is great! The Display is stable on jumps as well." But perhaps it was one rider that summed it up best, asserting that, "This board kicks more as then Van Damme."

Length (cm) -Waist Width (cm)

150

153

156

Flex: 6/10

Camber: Hybrid--flat to rocker in the tip and tail

Base: Sintered

Shape: True Twin

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

Price: $449.00
Brand Name

Public

Gender

Mens

Style

Park

Product Type

Snowboard

Length

150, 153, 156

Manufacturers URL

http://www.publicsnowboards.com/

Rad-Bad

Tester quote: “Everything works well together to create a nice park board. It’s a perfect example of what Darrell does on a board—smooth rails and solid jumps.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Gallery ID

1000328657

Featured-product

NO

Guide Year

2018

Tester quote: “Everything works well together to create a nice park board. It’s a perfect example of what Darrell does on a board—smooth rails and solid jumps.”

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.