The Ambient came in swingin' this year. Its traditional camber profile was described by testers as stable and ideal for locking into large rails. Some felt it was on the stiffer, heavier side of the spectrum, and noted that it excelled on jumps. It's a board that is suited to thrash and features a channel mounting system to provide infinite stance options with ease. For the hard-charging ladies that prefer a quick, aggressive approach to park-riding and laying down carves, the Ambient may be what you're looking for.
Board Specs & Features:
Length (cm) – Waist Width (cm)
143 — 23.8
146 — 23.9
149 — 24.2
152 — 24.5
Camber: Traditional Camber
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: "Don’t let its stiff flex intimidate you, this board is a blast. It’s so good to see an aggressive deck for the hard-charging ladies.”
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.