The 17th Annual Good Wood Board Test – Best Snowboards of 2015/2016 | TransWorld SNOWboarding

With new and improved criteria, the 2015-2016 Good Wood snowboarding test results are in, and we present our reviews of the 44 best snowboards for 2016. Click the boards below for videos, photos, and reviews. This year our 18 testers spent eight days hammering nearly 400 boards through the park and pistes of Winter Park, Colorado. With firsthand feedback from our talented team of testers, we give you the most comprehensive board test in snowboarding, 17 years running and the best-performing all-mountain and park snowboards for the 2015-2016 season.

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With hundreds of snowboards out there, how do you pick the best deck perfectly suited to the way you ride? Drop into our 2015-2016 Good Wood Board Test for the winning snowboards of the season. Our 18 unique testers spent eight days riding and rating close to 400 boards on the parks and pistes of Winter Park, Colorado, and came to the consensus that these are the best boards. Each tester rides differently, so there’s something to be said when a board stokes all who tried it. New for 2015-2016, we did away with the old price groupings and instead highlighted the two top-scoring boards in each category with the lowest prices and awarded them “Bang for your Buck” badges of approval. Now in its 17th year, our TransWorld SNOWboarding Good Wood Test is the longest running and most prestigious board test on the planet.

How The Boards Are Scored:

Shortly after shredding laps on each board, our testers input scores for 12 characteristics that measure each deck 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 may have broken a deck or two… Once the winners are calculated, the testers are long gone, and the cardboard dust has settled from shipping, we package all feedback and send it to the brands involved, which they can use to help make better boards. Go on, dive into the results and see all the winners.



Steve Beuerle says:

It would be cool to see something like an honorable mention section. You know, boards that some of the riders liked, but others didn’t care for as much. Just a thought!

Oh, and how do I apply (volunteer?) to be a board tester? Talk about a dream job…

Alessandro Giaccaglia says:

bought in march my Salomon Super 8..What a board!

Steel-City-Lad says:

i need some advice.

I’m 5ft 11 and 182 lbs. would you consider a 156 snowboard too short for me? I’m an all mountain sort of rider that’s just getting the hang of riding switch and exploring a bit of freestyle without wanting to lose the carving aspect of riding and getting into the powder when i get chance.

311i0t says:

i ordered a magazine subscription like two months ago and havent heard anything at all. can some one help me out

Samori Halili says:

Olfotog glppupyooyock mmm m

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