2018 Good Wood Test Results

The Best Snowboards of 2018

You find a good snowboard by riding a bunch of snowboards. That’s what Good Wood is. Starting nearly twenty years ago, we’ve run through thousands—core shots, delams, broken tails, edge blowouts, snapped noses—with the goal of providing a look at each respective season’s best options. This year we chose the steeps of Snowbird, Utah, for the all-mountain category and the flowing features of Carinthia at Mount Snow, Vermont, for the park portion.

With the top-notch crop of talent, knowledge, and personality that comprise TransWorld’s staff and testers, it’s a crazy marathon of sessions and hot laps that last sunrise to sunset with just enough time for hot tub beers before bed. After all the comments and rankings are in, we have the data to determine which boards get the stamp of approval. In short, know that if it’s in here, the wood is good.

Bang For Your Buck

Men's All Mountain

Men's Park

Women's All-Mountain

Women's Park

All Mountain Winners Men's Park Winners
  • Dinosaurs Will Die

    Dinosaurs Will Die Wizard Stick
    $419.99
  • Ride

    Ride Warpig
    $529.95
  • Highest Scores, Lowest Prices

  • Academy

    Academy Propaganda
    $349.00
  • Burton

    Burton Kilroy Process
    $399.95
All Mountain Winners Women's Park Winners
  • GNU

    Gnu Klassy
    $469.95
  • Salomon

    Salomon Pillow Talk
    $449.95
  • Highest Scores, Lowest Prices

  • Capita

    CAPiTA Space Metal Fantasy
    $370.00
  • DC

    DC Ply
    $399.95