Good Wood 2012

2012 Good Wood

Thirteen straight years of testing and 450 boards went into the forest of quality at the beginning of the season, and after a week of research the sticks emerged and the best beech and bamboo has gotten together in that special way that produces the annual 2012 Good Wood Awards. When Transworld Snowboarding puts their stamp of approval on any product, its like getting straight A’s or a championship trophy, so find out which one’s the best bet for you.

Men’s Under $399 Park

Arbor – Del Ray

Nice enough to meet mother

Rossignol – Retox Amptek

What happen to Winnie The Pooh

Nitro – T1

Totally awesome one

DC – Ply

It comes after breakfast

Rossingnol – Trickstick Amptek

Perfect for you, dipstick

Technine – Icon

Pass left, uh…spin left

Men’s Under $399 All Mountain

Ride – Manic

Biopolar much?

Men’s Over $400 Park

GNU – Park Pickle Series

A little slap and pickle

K2 – Happy Hour

6PM-9PM Every 2nd Monday of every 3rd month on years ending in 5

Lib Technologies – Burtner Box Scratcher BTX

The surface

Men’s Over $400 All Mountain

Lib Technologies – Attack Banana EC2BTX

What if evil Banana’s Attacked!

Lib Technologies – TRS: Total Ripper Series C2BTX

Tranchulas Resting Silently

GNU – Riders Choice Pickle

You’ve already picked it

Salomon – Man’s Board

Beard √, Flannel √, and Board √ I know i forgot something

Salomon – Grip

Grip it and rip it







Models go for quarterbacks, nerds try to try nail down a Nobel Prize, and snowboarders? You lucky ladies get the Transworld Good Wood Awards. For twelve years this board test has given us the straight-and-narrow on all the season’s best sideways sliders, whether you’re looking to party in the park, get down on the groomers, or take some off the top.


Women’s Under $399 Park

Salomon – Oh Yeah


Arbor – Cadence

Left foot, right foot, it’s called walking

Ride – Compact

Better than a Fiat

Capita – Space Metal Fantasy FK

Ground control to major Tom


Women’s Under $399 All Mountain

GNU – B-Nice

B-Nice or Santa’s going to put doo-doo in your stocking







Women’s Over $400 Park

Burton – Lipstick

Charm the boys

Women’s Over $400 All Mountain

Rossingnol – Diva Magtek



GNU – B-Pro

Wheaties for your day