A unanimous favorite among testers, Salomon's Gypsy Classicks has a propensity for park riding by any definition. Designed in collaboration with Desiree Melancon, this snowboard has a way with big jumps and technical rails. It dons a flat camber profile between the bindings that kicks out to camber underfoot to serve up an optimal balance of both a playful feel and a stable, predictable ride. Tester praised this true twin sorcerer for its "perfect flex, solid takeoffs, and soft landings." And when asked what they didn't like about this snowboard, none of the testers had anything to say.
Board Specs & Features:
Length (cm) – Waist Width (cm)
138 — 23.8
143 — 24.0
147 — 24.2
151 — 24.7
Camber: Rock Out Camber (flat between bindings, camber near the feet, rocker in the tip/tail)
Shape: True Twin
(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)
Testers Said: "It provided perfect flex, solid takeoffs, and soft landings. I can’t find anything bad to say about it.”
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.