Despite its newcomer status to Good Wood, Lib Tech's Cold Brew—with its favorable flex and prominent edgehold—quickly established itself as a favorite. Hybrid in nature, it possesses rocker in the center with cambered sections underfoot. Testers found the profile fun for freeriding in a variety of conditions, and despite its predominantly rockered profile, ladies loved how stable it felt, admitting the Cold Brew was actually more predictable than many of the traditionally cambered boards in the test. Top it off with artwork from respected photographer Tim Zimmerman, and you've got one good looking and versatile deck beneath your feet.
Board Specs & Features:
Length (cm) – Waist Width (cm)
145N — 24.9
149N — 24.9
153 — 25.7
157 — 26.2
158W — 26.8
161 — 26.5
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: "Even with a predominantly rockered profile, I was surprised at how stable it felt, especially in those less-than-preferable conditions.”
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.