2009 Good Wood: Gnu Riders Choice BTX

Photo: Nick Hamilton

This deck could be considered the Swiss Army knife of snowboards. The Banana technology lets it float through pow fields or park slush, while the Magne-Traction edges will have you carving off lips or up the QP with ease.

Tester feedback:

"Such a playful board. If you like to do presses or blocks, this board is basically what you're looking for."

"I couldn't believe how much easier it made snowboarding. Good on everything!"

Available sizes: 151.5, 154.5, 157.5, 158W, 161.5, 162W, 166W