THE 2013 “GOOD WOOD” SNOWBOARD REVIEW – TWS

Transworld Snowboard Mag recently released their highly anticipated “Good Wood” Snowboard Test results.  The crew reviewed and tested over 400 boards at Mt. Bachelor and narrowed them down to the best thirty.  These remaining boards represent the best in the industry for 2013.  Here are five of our favorite boards to make the list:

TRS Good Wood

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K2 – Happy Hour$480

“Don’t let the simple graphics fool you. There’s more than meets the eye in this pointy pick. A pre-curved carbon Ollie Bar between the feet helps you load up on Ollies, and carbon stringers toward the tips add pop and stability. The new Tweakend tip shape creates longer rockered zones to float, press, and land on. With a straight-up flat board profile, you get a smooth feel that’s neither too loose nor too catchy.”

NitroRook$500

“Your chariot de shred. The Rook is built with a flat camber profile that’s easy to press, float, pop, and still hold an edge when you have to dig in. Those edges are also 50 percent thicker than the standard, so they can take hits without cracking. New this year is thinner core profiling between the feet for better board feel and flex, and thicker zones outside the feet for ollie and landing power. Another additive for 2013 is a tip-to-tail slab of fiberglass for added pop.”

CapitaDefenders of Awesome$380

“New to Capita’s line, this is your all-mountain destroyer. You’ve got good ol’ camber beneath your feet extending five centimeters past the outer inserts, flat camber out to the end of the effective edge, then a light rise of reverse camber into Capita’s Flat Kick nose and tail. With the kinky twin tip shape and that black metal graphic, you’ll be murdering it from the highest peaks to the lowliest of jibs.”

Lib TechTRS C2BTX$560

“A total ripper—nothing less. One of the winningest Good Wood boards in history is back again. The stiffer flex and C2 Power Banana camber combo give this Lib team-favorite solid-edge feel and pop when and where you need it. The serrated Magne-Traction edges grip and grab in the most bulletproof of ice. Add in the top-shelf wood core, basalt blended fiberglass, and twin geometry, and you’re ready to send this thing anywhere.”

K2 – Raygun – $360

“An all-mountain maniac. It hacks it down steeps, through trees, and it can slay it in the park. It has a mellow reverse camber—flat under your feet to the outer inserts, with a smooth early rise in the tip and more flat in the tail—great for float in pow and quick, effortless turns. With its slightly tapered shape and setback stance, you’ll be making carves a ski racer would envy.”

 

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