Signal Disruptor

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Testers had a hard time finding a scenario this board didn't like. With a true do-it-all and don't look back personality, the Disruptor had some riders praising its stability and pop as they rallied through Carinthia's large jump line with confidence, while others took note of the positive camber profile's propensity to push back when pressed, loading up and springing out. It's interesting that a number of testers noted a wide feel from the Disruptor, as its waist width is relatively standard--25.1 in a 154 and 25.4 in a 156. "This shape feels exceptionally stable and lets you land bigger tricks than your average park board," explained one tester of the Disruptor's aggressive demeanor. Another commented on its diverse talents, saying, "This board liked everything: jumps, rails, pipe, going fast; it handled everything on the mountain."

Length (cm) -Waist Width (cm)

150 -- 24.5

152 -- 24.8

154 -- 25.1

156 -- 25.4

158 -- 26.0

Flex: 6/10

Camber: Traditional

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: $585.00
Brand Name

Signal

Gender

Mens

Style

Park

Product Type

Snowboard

Length

152, 154, 156, 158

Manufacturers URL

https://signalsnowboards.com/

Rad-Bad

Tester quote: “This shape feels exceptionally stable and lets you land bigger tricks than your average park board.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Gallery ID

1000328668

Featured-product

NO

Guide Year

2018

Tester quote: “This shape feels exceptionally stable and lets you land bigger tricks than your average park board.”

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.