Hello and welcome to my Dinosaurs Will Die Wizard Stick snowboard review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Wizard Stick as an all-mountain snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Wizard Stick a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other all-mountain snowboards.
Board: DWD Wizard Stick 2021
Flex Rating: Medium (6/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (5/10)
Rating Score: 84.6/100
Compared to other Men’s All-Mountain Boards
Out of the 36 men’s all-mountain snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Wizard Stick’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Wizard Stick’s specs and available sizes.
Felt slightly lighter than normal
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Wizard Stick Most Suited To?
The Wizard Stick is a great do-it-all board for someone looking for something on the more playful side. Not ultra playful, but more playful than it is aggressive, IMO.
Overall doesn't have any overt weaknesses for doing a bit of everything.
Not quite beginner material, but relatively close. Doable for a low end intermediate though, IMO.
The Wizard Stick in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Wizard Stick is capable of.
Board: DWD Wizard Stick 2021, 154cm (250mm waist width)
Date: March 8, 2020
Conditions: Well groomed and hard packed on groomer. Not super hard but quite firm for the most part.
Off-groomer good. Nothing fresh, but still some old snow and nothing too crunchy or icy or anything.
Colder than the day before. Part of that being here hour earlier because daylight saving. -11°C (12.2°F) and -14°C (6.8°F) with wind, but it felt even colder than that.
Cloudy but still at least 90% visibility.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 530mm (20.9″)
Stance Setback: 20mm (0.75")
Width at Front Insert: 259mm (10.19")
Width at Back Insert: 258mm (10.16")
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 175lbs
Rider Boot Size: US10 Salomon Lo-Fi
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Apart from some few days old stuff, that was mostly tracked, didn't get a lot of it, but what I did get it felt OK, without feeling like it would be an epic powder king.
And the specs suggest that it's something that's above average in powder. It has a small setback stance, rocker in the nose and tail and a slightly longer nose vs tail.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Nice and lively on a carve. Not a super aggressive carve, but can carve and if you like a shorter, sharper carve vs a more drawn out one, the Wizard Stick does that well.
Turning: A nice dynamic feel and an easy turning board.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Really agile at slow speeds. If I bought this board, I would go 158, rather than the 154 I rode, so that size definitely helps in this respect, but would still feel agile on the 158.
Skidded Turns: Easy to skid turns on
Not a bomber, but decent enough.
Good for weaving through bumps, in and out of trees etc and going over bumps.
OK in crud too. doesn't crush it, but when you do get a little bucked around it's easy to correct on.
Let’s Break up this text with a Video of the Wizard Stick in action
Fun for jumps overall. Not a stomper, but lively and easy for setups.
Pop: Good pop and really easy to access.
Approach: Stable enough and also really nimble.
Landing: Not a stomper on landings but solid enough for small to medium jumps and nice and forgiving of off landings.
Side-hits: Really good. Nice and nimble for trickier setups and forgiving for bumpier landings - plus that nice easy access pop.
Small jumps/Big jumps: Best for small to medium jumps and side hits, IMO.
Good for switch. It's got quite a directional look to it, but it feels better for riding switch than it looks.
Nice and easy to get the spin around and OK for setting up and landing switch for 1s, 5s etc. And nice easy pop that you don't have to put too much effort into, so you don't have to wind it up, when trying to set up for the spin.
I'm not a strong jibber, but felt confident hitting them on this board.
Decently buttery, but not quite as buttery as I expected, based on how it felt to ride and how the overall flex felt. Still decent, but a step down from what I was expecting form the overall feel of the board.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
Contribution to Final Score
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, the Wizard Stick is the kind of board for those who want one board to do a little bit of everything on. If you riding is more focused on certain things and you want to maximize those things, this isn't the board.
But if you are a multi-dimensional rider who does a lot, doesn't want multiple boards and wants something on the more forgiving side, then this should definitely be on your short-list. Really fun ride, overall.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to check out some other all-mountain snowboard options, or if you want to compare how the Wizard Stick compares to other all-mountain snowboards, then check out the next link.