2009 Good Wood: Gnu Carbon High Beam MTX

Photo: Nick Hamilton

The wavy Magne-Traction edges are mellowed down for an easy-riding park board that will grip a quarterpipe wall, but not catch on a rail. You can dull the edges for jibbin' and the Magne will still hold strong while carving off lips and blasting off the quarter.

Tester feedback:

"The Magne-Traction holds an edge so well it's scary. I tried a pipe run and went so big I scared myself."

"Amazing overall board. Presses on rails and stiff enough for jumps, Magne is the best snowboard invention in the past ten years. Euro carves have never been so easy."

Available sizes: 150, 153, 156, 157W, 159, 161W, 164W