Hana Beaman's signature Hellcat is designed with intent for all-mountain pillaging—and for ladies who aren't afraid of hellbound speeds. Featuring slight rocker in the nose for increased float when the snow piles up, it also possesses camber underfoot for added control on hardpack and plenty of pop. The sintered base is durable, with testers taking note. Testers opted for this deck when rallying high-speed straight-lines, but admitted that it was perhaps too stiff for novice riders. A ripping ride, this deck is built for the lady who wants something she can confidently ride to hell and back.
Board Specs & Features:
Length (cm) – Waist Width (cm)
143 — 24.0
147 — 24.2
151 — 24.4
154 — 24.8
Camber: Directional Hybrid Camber
(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)
Testers Said: "Stiff, aggressive, and wants to go lightning fast. This is one hell of a board.”
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.