No stranger to the podium, this soft, rockered snowboard shines when slashing, jibbing, and buttering. Sitting on the forgiving side of the flex scale, its easy ride makes it a vehicle for progression. Understanding its intent, testers praised the SMF as "ideal for a soft rail board," noting, "Its light weight makes it easy to pull around spins and tweak grabs on small jumps, and provides opportunity for maximum fun with minimal effort." One particular fan commented, "I have no complaints about this board. I loved everything about it. It will make you feel right at home on the very first run."
Board Specs & Features:
Length (cm) – Waist Width (cm)
141 — 23.1
143 — 23.3
145 — 23.6
147 — 23.9
149 — 24.1
151 — 24.3
153 — 24.5
Camber: Freedom V2 (flat between the inserts, rockered outside)
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: "Its light weight makes it easy to pull around spins and tweak grabs on small jumps, and provides opportunity for maximum fun with minimal effort."
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.