Salomon Wonder : Good Wood 2015 Reviews
Women’s All-Mountain Snowboards
No "wonder" this deck made the list--it's a beastly board that ensures a smooth, stable and buttery ride from the park to the pow. The directional twin shape has a slightly setback stance that allows for power at high speeds, but also can handle things switch. The Cross Profile design puts camber between the feet and rocker in the tip and tail for powerful precision, pop, and effortless float in the soft stuff.
Available Sizes: 139, 143, 146, 150, 154
"I felt confident sending it huge on this board. It was stable yet agile! I was able to ride however I wanted. If I wanted to go fast, it held an edge, and if I wanted to just dork around and make the whole mountain my park, it was playful enough to do that too."]
Good Wood 2015 Snowboard Test Presented by THE-HOUSE.com
How do you pick the board that rides the way you want from the thousands of options out there? The answer: with the Good Wood 2015 Snowboard Test results. This year our 18 testers spent eight days hammering 400 boards through the park and pistes of Winter Park, Colorado. Each of these testers rides a little differently from one another, so there's something to be said when a board stokes out all who tried it. With the scores tallied for the 16th annual Good Wood, we present the best performing all-mountain and park boards of the year.
How The Boards Are Scored
Shortly after burning some laps on each board, our test crew inputs scores for 18 characteristics that measure the ride on a sliding scale. The park and all-mountain scorecards each have different criteria to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of each snowboard. We don't cut the boards open and examine the details, but the crew often does break a deck or three. Once the winners are calculated, the testers are long gone, and the cardboard dust has settled from shipping, we package the tester feedback and send it to the brands involved, which they can use to help make better boards.