While the folks at Dinosaurs Will Die seem to have things a bit backwards – from the fact that dinosaurs did die millions of years ago to the mirrored spelling of "Team" here – the truth of the matter is that the maeT can only push your park riding forward. Proven to be the true standout at Carinthia, testers found the maeT's medium flex pattern, mid-wide waist, and easy-to-fix triple extruded base to be the perfect option for the rail-focused rider who still enjoys lapping around the resort like it's one big terrain park. One tester said that DWD's Lowrider Camber made it a true "rail machine" built for locking into presses, adding, "I felt like it was a Showtime Rotisserie – you just set it and forget it." And thanks to a poppy, predictable ride that holds an edge with the best of them, this board is more than capable of handling the responsibility. It's a deck that truly carries the spirit of DWD – from the varying crew collaborations with each size, to the lack of BS marketing tech – it's simply a fun, reliable board that won't break the bank, which is exactly why the maeT earned this year’s Bang for Your Buck award.
Board Specs & Features:
Length (cm) – Waist Width (cm)
148 — 25.2
152 — 25.4
155 — 25.7
158 — 26.0
Camber: Lowrider 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 felt like it was a Showtime Rotisserie [when pressing] – you just set it and forget it."
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.