If youve ever seen any of Forest Baileys video parts and you better have then you know hes an individual oozing with style while remaining impossible to categorize. His pro model Headspace is no different. Whether youre mashing slushy berms, pressing through kinks, or sending it to the moon, this deck is ready to handle everything with style. With an asymmetrical design featuring a deeper sidecut along the heel edge along with Mervins signature Magne-Traction and mellow C3 camber profile, the Headspace had our testers ripping through everything from hardpack to slush both in the park and out. The only issue was getting them off this undisputed favorite. One self-proclaimed picky tester found it nearly impossible to swap out, saying, This is the best park board Ive ever ridden. The Headspace is like the first time you drive a really nice car you strap in and say to yourself, this is what a snowboard is supposed to feel like.
Board Specs & Features:
Length (cm) – Waist Width (cm)
149 — 25.0
152 — 25.0
155 — 25.4
155W — 26.4
158 — 25.5
Camber: C3 Camber
Shape: Asymmetrical Twin
(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)
Testers Said: This is the best park board Ive ever ridden. The Headspace is like the first time you drive a really nice car you strap in and say to yourself, this is what a snowboard is supposed to feel like.
Buying a new snowboard shouldnt be an arduous task. But with hundreds of options to choose from, narrowing down options can be an overwhelming process. The internal struggle boils down to the reality that these things arent cheap. With that in mind, Good Woods intent has always been to best serve you in your quest to purchase the deck most deserving of your money. This season, our diverse crew of testers returned to the steeps of Snowbird, Utah for the all-mountain category and the progressive features of Carinthia at Mount Snow, Vermont for the park division. In the end, we came back with a collection of boards that are worthy of TransWorlds esteemed Good Wood stamp of approval.
How The Boards Are Scored
Shortly after ripping laps on each model, our testers score the board based on a comprehensive set of characteristics that include edgehold, pop, swingweight, turn initiation, stability, and flex. The scorecards for the park and all-mountain categories of the test each have unique and specific criteria designed to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of a snowboard in the setting respective to its category. Beyond the quantifiable scoring, we also ask testers to comments on each facet of the board’s performance. These notes we refer to extensively when writing each review. Dive into the results and see what performed for our testers, then find what will work for you.