T. Rice Orca $600
Testers doubted a board with a rocker-dominant profile only offered in a 153 could meet the demands of a place like Snowbird—let alone wherever the hell Travis would take it. Well, after a week of rigorous riding that culminated in one rider successfully sending it off a sketchy, 30-something-foot drop, it was safe to say it’s a killer little whale of a deck. While not the most versatile board tested, the Orca’s wide waist provides plenty of float in a small package. It’s a predator that yearns to dive through tight spaces but can cut loose in the open frozen waters when given the opportunity.