SNOWBOARDER Magazine’s unbiased blank snowboard test, The Blackboard Experiment. Ten snowboard brands provided us with a snowboard of their choice, but the one caveat was that it had to have a black topsheet and base graphic, so as to keep the anonymity of the brand only between them and us. Sage Kotsenburg, 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic gold medalist tested every deck, putting it through the paces in Mammoth Mountain’s hallowed Main Park.

The above video features the snowboard Sage deemed the Best 2017 Jump Board, the Burton Custom Twin. From take off to landing, this snowboard performed the best when hitting kickers. Mr. Kotsenburg is no stranger to dropping into cheesewedges, so if he says a board is proper for jumping, we trust his judgement. Check out the full review of the Burton Custom Twin, including how the board scored in other areas of the mountain. For Sage’s thoughts, and info on all ten boards in The Blackboard Experiment, go to The Blackboard Experiment website.