Hey Everyone! Here is the system with the categories I am using to evaluate the boards that I am reviewing. Check it out:
Key Board Specs – Any special or unique features the board may have.
What the Company Says – What does the brand say about the board.
On Snow Feel – How does it feel when you’re riding on snow, loose, semi-stable, stable, semi-catchy, or catchy. Also, how easy is it to flat base or one foot.
Flex – Noodle to Plank, 1 to 10, how soft is the board.
Turn Initiation – How easy is it to put the board on its edge and make a turn, slow, average, fast, or lightning.
*Ratings will be Poor, Average, Good, Great, and Excellent, and explanations will follow.*
Edge Hold – How well does the board hold an edge on snow and ice.
Powder – How well does the board ride powder.
Carving – How well can the board hold a carve.
Speed – How fast can the board go comfortably, snail, slow, average, fast, or bomber.
Uneven Terrain – How well does the board handle bumps in the snow, crud, and chunder.
Switch – How well does the board ride switch.
Jumps – How well does the board handle small to large jumps, ollies,and nollies.
Jibbing – How well does the board handle rails, boxes, bonks, stairs, tubes, and any other jibs you can hit.
Pipe – How well does the board perform in the halfpipe, both with edge hold and drive from wall to wall keeping and generating speed.