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Old 08-25-2009, 07:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The 2010 TWS Good Wood results are in. What do you all think of the test - is it a valid measure of a quality board, or is it total crap? I am disappointed that neither Never Summer or Bataleon, both loved by the members of this forum, test well. Thoughts?

TransWorld SNOWboarding’s Good Wood Winners Are:

Top Ten Women’s Under $399:
Burton The Social
Capita Space Metal Fantasy
DC BFT
Endeavor Boyfriend Series
Gnu B-Nice BTX
K2 VaVaVoom Rocker
Rome Detail
Roxy Ollie Pop BTX
Signal Vita Park
Technine Women’s Jib

Top Ten Women’s Over $400:
Arbor Cadence
Burton Lipstick (All-Mountain)
Gnu B-Pro BTX (All-Mountain)
K2 EcoPOP (All-Mountain)
Lib Tech Skate Banana
Nitro T1
Rome Lo-Fi 1985 (All-Mountain)
Roxy Eminence BTX (All-Mountain)
Salomon Gypsy
Technine One Love

Top Ten Men’s Under $399:
Artec Gabe Taylor
Burton Blunt
Capita Horrorscope FK
Forum Youngblood Chillydog
K2 Darkstar
K2 WWW Rocker
Nitro Swindle
Omatic Extr-Eco Wigglestick
Salomon Drift
Rossignol Angus (All-Mountain)

Top Ten Men’s Over $400:
Burton Easy Livin’
Burton Custom V-Rocker (All-Mountain)
Burton Joystick (All-Mountain)
Forum Destroyer Chillydog
Gnu Park Pickle
K2 Parkstar
K2 Slayblade (All-Mountain)
Lib Tech Skate Banana
Nitro Rook
Ride Machete

Pipe:
Burton Vapor
Forum Seeker
Gnu Danny Kass BTX
Lib Tech TRS
Salomon Official
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I wouldn't put too much merit into it.
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I wouldn't put too much merit into it.

The fact that so many boards are tested in such a short time and that each test includes no more than two runs is a bit troubling. But isn't the Good Wood test a formal version of what happens here every day? That is, each rider simply rating the boards he or she likes best, with the results reflecting the most popular rides overall?
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I fail to see how an Arbor Cadence can make it into the womens board category yet none of the other Arbor boards make it when they have the same or better...

On a funny side note anybody else notice the list is like 50% burton or burton owned companies? ;d
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I fail to see how an Arbor Cadence can make it into the womens board category yet none of the other Arbor boards make it when they have the same or better...

On a funny side note anybody else notice the list is like 50% burton or burton owned companies? ;d
If it's not 50 plus % Burton it's Mervin. Been that way for a while.
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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If it burns good it's good wood. It's the real snowboards test
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Eh, on one hand the test is very short. On another, like half the boards that win are Big B owned. On a third mutant hand, they did get a good number "right". The Parkstar, Slayblade, Rook, Machete, Darkstar, Horrorscope, Wigglestick, and Swindle really are very good boards. And none of them are Burton built....
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obviously they didnt test the Lamar Blazer...
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hmm I'm kinda skeptical of this, the top 3 are from Burton? doesnt make any sense

Easy Livin looks like a cool board based on its topsheet but I wonder how it will ride, my moneys still on the K2 Slayblade
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If it burns good it's good wood. It's the real snowboards test

you win the award for most awesome
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