In holding true to the spirit of late legend Tom Sims, the Juice is a freestyle-driven board that knows no limitations. Whether it's a spring afternoon spent lapping the mini-pipe, or a deep, January pow day, this deck is ready to perform thanks to its camber profile featuring SIMS' Micro Early Rise in both the tip and tail. And because it possesses all the qualifications of a reliable daily driver, testers found the Juice to be a stable and damp ride while ripping through the East Coast hardpack, while still proving to be just playful enough when it comes time for jibbing. And although some testers did find this to be more of a twin-tipped all-mountain deck due to its stiffer, performance-driven profile, they also acknowledged that it's not such a bad thing: "It's a little stiff, but the stability makes up for any shortcomings. The Juice is a total tank that can handle anything."
Board Specs & Features:
Length (cm) – Waist Width (cm)
153 — 25.2
156 — 25.4
159 — 25.6
157W — 26.0
160W — 26.4
Camber: Camber with Micro Early Rise
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's a little stiff, but the stability makes up for any shortcomings. The Juice is a total tank that can handle anything."
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.