This DWD model gets revamped for the season, retaining positive camber between the feet that gives way to a flat-to-rocker section outside the inserts, with the welcomed introduction of a minimal taper and elliptical sidecut make this reincarnation a pow-floating, carve-railing all-mountain machine that still wants to get loose in the park. "It's got a fun flex right out of the box that will break into something you could easily ride the park with," said one tester, adding, "Great edgehold for something that feels this nimble and playful." Testers loved its medium flex, praising the Kwon for its playful, jib-ready feel that maintains enough stability and edgehold to meet the demands of a place like Snowbird. As one tester pointed out, "You could take it out any day and not be tossed between choosing your park board or an all-mountain deck."
Board Specs & Features:
Length (cm) – Waist Width (cm)
152 — 24.9
155 — 25.1
158 — 25.2
161 — 25.4
Camber: Action Camber
Shape: Directional Twin
(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)
Testers Said: "You could take it out any day and not be tossed between choosing your park board or an all-mountain deck."
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.