Our testers were impressed by this directional twin's ability to perform across a range of terrain and conditions. With a medium flex pattern and no-frills design, testers found it felt fit to handle most everything, and handle it well. From groomers to bumps, powder to park, its cambered profile with early rise in the tip and tail rode confidently. "This board is normal, and that's awesome," said a candid tester, adding, "It performs consistently and predictably wherever you take it. It is the definition of an all-mountain deck." Put simply by another, "It's a jack of all trades that would make an awesome daily driver."
Board Specs & Features:
Length (cm) – Waist Width (cm)
155 — 25.4
158 — 25.6
158W — 26.8
161 — 25.8
161W — 27.0
Shape: Directional Twin
(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)
Testers Said: "It performs consistently and predictably wherever you take it. It is the definition of an all-mountain deck."
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.