Hallmarked by predictability and versatility, the Winterland easily found its way onto this list. Boasting a single barrel carbon rod in the tail for added stability and power, testers felt comfortable straightlining and boosting "Responsive and smooth on turns, I thought this deck was an adaptable and fun ride," said one. Designed to excel in powder, testers also found it fit for freestyle progression. The rockered nose keeps hang-ups at bay, while the cambered center is snappy, solid, and can lay down fierce turns. Its mellow demeanor makes it a great fit for a spectrum of females looking to take their riding to the next level.
Board Specs & Features:
Length (cm) – Waist Width (cm)
145 — 24.2
149 — 24.4
154 — 24.6
Camber: Free-The-Ride (camber with a flat-to-rocker nose)
(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)
Testers Said: "Responsive and smooth on turns, I thought this deck was an adaptable and fun ride."
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.