Venture Zelix Narrow Snowboard Review 2014-2015

Venture Zelix Narrow : Good Wood 2015 Snowboard Reviews

Women’s Good Wood All-Mountain Snowboards

Hard-charging and ready for the next adventure, the Zelix Narrow has a directional shape, with a slightly tapered nose that creates a super fun, surfy feel but still rides solid when going switch. Handcrafted in Silverton, Colorado, this deck is made of locally sourced aspen, with poplar and ash stringers in the center for awesome tip to tail flex. Float in pow, send 'er off cliffs, and charge with confidence with its straight-line rocker profile. This gender-neutral deck also comes split.

Price: $595

Available Sizes: 145, 149, 153

Tester Comments

"This board is surfy, smooth, holds a great edge, and presses well. It floats through powder and slashes like a dream. Despite the directional stance, it's smooth switch.  I would recommend this board as a cache killer for all intermediate ladies."

Venture Zelix Narrow Snowboard Review 2014-2015

Good Wood 2015 Snowboard Test Presented by

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.