Industry Press Release

TransWorld SNOWboarding’s 14th Annual Good Wood Board Test Launches Online With In Depth Videos Of The Best Boards For The 2012-13 Winter Season


Carlsbad, CA (September 28, 2012) — TransWorld SNOWboarding‘s 14th annual Good Wood Test is officially online, featuring in-depth videos and feedback on each winning board. The test is also featured in this year’s TransWorld SNOWboarding Gear Guide Issue on newsstands and iPad now. This most trusted test in snowboarding samples hundreds of decks and showcases the best boards of the season with the most comprehensive snowboard reviews in the industry.

The TransWorld SNOWboarding staff and elite crew of 18 testers rallied through four hundred-plus boards out at Mt. Bachelor, Oregon this past spring. This select group of young and old, tall and small, new and veteran riders helped narrow down the list to feature the top thirty boards for the 2012/13 season in the following categories: Top Ten Men’s Boards Over $450, Top Ten Men’s Boards Under $449, Top Five Women’s Boards Over $450, Top Five Women’s Boards Under $449.

“This year’s test was one of the best to date. We had a ripping test crew, loads of rad boards, an awesome mountain to shred, and we were lucky enough to ride in every condition from pow to slush,” comments TransWorld SNOWboarding’s Ben Gavelda. “Everyone at Mount Bachelor and the town of Bend was so helpful, too. Big shout out to Side Effect Board Shop and the Mount Bachelor marketing and park crews.”

The TransWorld SNOWboarding Good Wood Board Test is featured amongst the pages of the girthy 262 page Gear Guide this year, but can also be found online here

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About TransWorld SNOWboarding

TransWorld SNOWboarding is the world’s number one snowboard media outlet with an audience of over 1.4-million. Celebrating 26 years since its inception in 1987, TransWorld SNOWboarding continues to successfully and creatively cover the snowboard culture with innovative photography, original videos, award-winning print and multi-layered digital magazines, snowboard instruction, consumer events and cutting edge awards shows. TransWorld SNOWboarding can be found online at and is based in Carlsbad, California. 

TransWorld SNOWboarding is published by the leading action sports media company, TransWorld Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation. Bonnier Corp. ( is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in America and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences through 50 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events. Bonnier Corp. is the US division of the Bonnier Group (, a 200-year-old family-owned media group based in Sweden with business operations in 25 countries