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Good Prima 2019-2020 Snowboard Review

  • Sizes:146, 149, 152, 153M
  • Flex: 4
  • Profile: Camber
  • Shape: Directional
  • Price: €559
  • BUY ONLINE

The Prima snowboard is the more advanced women’s directional all-mountain offering from Good Boards. Then again, it does come in a 153, so for the slightly lighter men out there, it’s still a viable option (just take a look at the Tester Verdict below).

With only a single centimetre of setback, the Prima has plenty of versatility to pop around into switch or take a couple laps through the park. Despite being a directional snowboard, it still retains a twin outline, so will feel balanced and responsive whichever way you point it. The bigger talking point here is the full camber. Though it’s not the most forgiving in nature, the classic bend remains the gold standard for delivering maximum pop, power, and response.

“With only a single centimetre of setback, the Prima still has plenty of versatility to pop around into switch or take a couple laps through the park”

Good have decked the Prima out with a host of their most premium materials, including carbon and basalt stringers, a triax fibreglass layup, and a natural wood topsheet. Despite only sitting at a four in their flex rating, the Prima is primed to deliver a whole lot of snap and performance through the turn and off the lip.

As with all the bases in the line, the traditional plastics have been swapped out for a new, snowsports’ specific material known as Nivylen. It’s German, it’s stronger, it’s lighter and it absorbs up to three times more wax than a lot of the competition. It’s probably a good thing.

All of Good’s topsheets adhere to the all-natural, wood aesthetic, but this has to be the most striking in the range. Although not the cheapest, they definitely surpass their self proclaimed title – not just good; pretty damn epic.

Tester’s Verdict

Luke HulmeTignes Spirit Snowboard Shop

The Good prima is a girls board that rides like a men’s board… well, it did for me, I only realised it was a unisex board after I had finished riding. 

It’s a small and fairly narrow board (makes sense) and around a mid flex. It’s playful enough for you to press away like crazy but still feels stiff enough to give you the confidence to lock into some nice low turns. The full camber profile will keep you drawing thin lines in the snow and not butt sliding out of a heelside carves. Plus it’s incredibly poppy, you can load up the tail and get mega amounts of snap.  

“It’s playful enough for you to press away like crazy but still feels stiff enough to give you the confidence to lock into some nice low turns”

I took the Prima down the Valley Perdu (hidden valley) in Val D’Isere and had an epic time boosting off all the hits and shooting through all the banked corners. The valley is a technical place to ride and I really enjoyed how the board handled in this terrain, it was very nippy from edge to edge in tight turns and carried a load of speed through flatter sections. 

The Prima is a really fun board with a nice wooden top sheet and black base (easy as for repairs if you find yourself in shark territory). If you’re a lady shredder or a lighter weight guy looking for an all-mountain board that is fast, responsive, and playful then definitely take a gander at the Good Prima.”

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