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Picking a single stick off the shelves of your local shop can be a dizzying affair. On offer are mind-boggling camber options, new technologies in shape, sidecut, bases, and topsheets, and a variety of graphics that appeal to just about everyone. Luckily for all of you, you happen to be reading our annual Best of Test feature. The staff of SNOWBOARDER Magazine travels all winter long to gather intel from over 500 retailers, buyers, and real riders at on-snow demos across the country in order to present to you the sticks that rode best across the board. These testers have tried a pile of different rides in varying conditions to provide honest feedback as to how certain snowboards handle in corduroy, ice, pow, and slush. So, when you walk in to your favorite retailer, you can be sure that our hard work will help make your decision easier when you’re ready to drop in on a new ride

OVERALL TOP SNOWBOARDS – Mens

Photo of the Day: Oli Gagnon

Photo of the Day: Oli Gagnon

Rider: Bode Merrill Photograph [..]

Best of Test 2012: #1 Burton Nug Snowboard

Best of Test 2012: #1 Burton Nug Snowboard

Despite having three decades o [..]

Best of Test 2012: #2 Rome Mod Rocker

Best of Test 2012: #2 Rome Mod Rocker

There must be something in the [..]

Best of Test 2012: #3 K2 Happy Hour

Best of Test 2012: #3 K2 Happy Hour

Perhaps one of the most intimi [..]

OVERALL TOP SNOWBOARDS – Womens

Best of Test 2012: #1 Women’s Gnu B-Street

Best of Test 2012: #1 Women’s Gnu B-Street

Considering that Gnu’s women [..]

Best of Test 2012: #2 Women’s Burton Deja Vu

Best of Test 2012: #2 Women’s Burton Deja Vu

The Tech Lengths: 141, 146, 15 [..]

Best of Test 2012: #2 Women’s Roxy Ollie Pop

Best of Test 2012: #2 Women’s Roxy Ollie Pop

The Tech Lengths: 141, 145, 14 [..]