Much like the flat-cambered Propaganda, which earned last year's Good Wood stamp of approval, the traditional-cambered Propacamba offers riders a no-frills, straightforward deck that excels in the jibbing department. Featuring Academy's Micro Camber profile, testers found this deck to be soft and playful while retaining a level of responsiveness and predictability. Sure, it may not be the board of choice for large jump lines, but when it comes to technical rail maneuvers, it's pretty darn hard to beat. One tester said he wouldn't change a thing when it came to its rail prowess, with another adding, "I have nothing negative to say here. The flex is perfectly stable and it presses like a dream." And thanks to Academy's new partnership with Never Summer, you can rest assured knowing that your deck is built right here in the good ol' U.S. of A. and comes backed with a three-year warranty.
Board Specs & Features:
Length (cm) – Waist Width (cm)
145 — 24.6
150 — 25.0
153 — 25.0
155 — 25.1
Camber: Micro Camber
Shape: True Twin
(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)
Testers Said: "I have nothing negative to say here. The flex is perfectly stable and it presses like a dream."
Buying a new snowboard shouldn't be an arduous task. But with hundreds of options to choose from, narrowing down options can be an overwhelming process. The internal struggle boils down to the reality that these things aren't cheap. With that in mind, Good Wood's intent has always been to best serve you in your quest to purchase the deck most deserving of your money. This season, our diverse crew of testers returned to the steeps of Snowbird, Utah for the all-mountain category and the progressive features of Carinthia at Mount Snow, Vermont for the park division. In the end, we came back with a collection of boards that are worthy of TransWorld's esteemed Good Wood stamp of approval.
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.