Not new to the list, this camber-dominant board with rocker in the tip and tail was once again a favorite. Its slightly directional profile provided enough setback for easy float, while the UnderBite outline, which features edges that protrude from under the bindings for better control, combined with a bamboo-stringer core and sintered base, created a perfect concoction for powerful, all-mountain ripping. A healthy mix of drive combined with an overall easygoing nature was welcomed by a range of riders. "It was easy to spin and I appreciated the torsional flex of it—it was quick edge to edge," mentioned one experienced tester.
Board Specs & Features:
Length (cm) – Waist Width (cm)
146 — 23.9
149 — 24.1
152 — 24.2
155 — 24.4
Camber: Directional CamRock 2-3-2
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 was easy to spin and I appreciated the torsional flex of it—it was quick edge to edge."
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.