K2 Turbo Dream Snowboard : Good Wood 2015

Men’s All-Mountain Snowboards Over $450

Powder dreams, baby, that's what this board is built around. Generous rocker at the tips and a flat camber profile through the rest of the board means it floats with ease. The wood core with Kevlar and honeycomb material between the bindings and rails, along with the tapered tip construction make it featherweight was well. Several blends of carbon throughout give it snap, and raised foam padding around the inserts act like suspension underfoot. Check out the Danny Larsen Enjoyer version as well.

Price: $500

Available Sizes: 153, 156, 157W, 159, 160W, 164W, 162, 167W

Tester Comments

"This is the best freeride board I had the chance to shred. So fun to turn, really easy to flex, and still holds an edge at really high speeds. This is truly a great all-around board."

K2 Turbo Dream Snowboard Review 2014-2015

Good Wood 2015 Snowboard Test Presented by THE-HOUSE.com

How do you pick the board that rides the way you want from the thousands of options out there? The answer: with the Good Wood 2015 Snowboard Test results. This year our 18 testers spent eight days hammering 400 boards through the park and pistes of Winter Park, Colorado. Each of these testers rides a little differently from one another, so there's something to be said when a board stokes out all who tried it. With the scores tallied for the 16th annual Good Wood, we present the best performing all-mountain and park boards of the year.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after burning some laps on each board, our test crew inputs scores for 18 characteristics that measure the ride on a sliding scale. The park and all-mountain scorecards each have different criteria to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of each snowboard. We don't cut the boards open and examine the details, but the crew often does break a deck or three. Once the winners are calculated, the testers are long gone, and the cardboard dust has settled from shipping, we package the tester feedback and send it to the brands involved, which they can use to help make better boards.