Bigger isn't always better, but in this case it is. While many boards of recent have trended toward the intent to be ridden shorter, the Speedway is designed to ride longer than your standard rig. Featuring an ultra-light core, a directional tapered shape and Salomon's Backseat Camber, this deck is most comfortable pinning through chutes and gripping wide, high-speed turns. One tester called it a "very stiff and stable ride," adding, "I was very impressed by how it ripped through the chunder and handled inconsistent snow conditions with ease." And with a long, low-entry nose, there's no need to downshift in the deep stuff. As one tester put succinctly, "All it want to do is haul ass." So buckle up, because you're in for a hell of a ride.
Board Specs & Features:
Length (cm) – Waist Width (cm)
155 — 24.9
160 — 25.2
165 — 25.7
170 — 26.0
Camber: Backseat Camber
(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)
Testers Said: "I was very impressed by how it ripped through the chunder and handled inconsistent snow conditions with ease."
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.