Winter comes and goes before the blink of an eye. Even though our coldest season only tends to last a couple months, it is important to make the best of it when it comes to hitting the snow properly! Having the right gear is essential. It can either enhance or hinder your snowboarding outing. For your benefit, we have listed the top five best snowboards for various types of riding that will best suit you during the snowy season!
PARK AND PIPE: CAPITA TOTALLY – Fk’N Awesome
Capita is one of the most exciting and innovative new boards that is about to hit the market. The board is park-inspired, but altered a bit to allow for more forgiving mistakes and landings for the intermediate riders. This board has a camber between the feet and rocker at the tip and tale that encourages a springy ride that boarders seek. You can check out some user reviews on this board right here.
HIGH PERFORMANCE: JONES – Snowboards Aviator
The Jones Flagship has been one of the best boards on the market for the past decade and their sales would back that up. The board features a smooth-turning stick that can handle itself in the most arduous terrain. Yes, this is the perfect board for the most intense of riders. Unfortunately for some, this board was targeted for that very specific type of rider, making it too advanced for basic boarders. The Aviator, however, is one of the best all-rounder boards! Its combination of camber and beveled contact points allow excellent edge, and provides plenty of speed.
ALL-MOUNTAIN RIDING: SLASH STRAIGHT
This board is ideal for all-mountain riding purposes. The Slash Straight has great floating ability, thanks to a hybrid base profile with camber under the back foot. The rider will be able to stay in control, allowing for more forward and intense boarding posture. The directional free-ride shape offers up much of the balance. The board also comes equipped with exceptional grip on tough terrain, which will allow the rider to access on all parts of the mountain without much difficulty.
ADVANCED RIDERS: BURTON – 2014 Custom X
The 2014 Custom X is at the top of its class with a classic camber-shaped board. Burton’s super lightweight construction and technology, make it less bending than most new boards. But, for riders seeking a classic feel, it may be the best product on the market. If you are used to regular camber riding and have no intention of switching it up, this board may change your thinking. It is a more responsive shape, and definitely a worthy upgrade from what you are currently using.
POWDER: GNU BEAST DC3 BTX
The GNU Beast DC3 BTX is a directional free-ride snowboard. It features a rocker between the feet and aggressive camber in the front and back. This beast features a set-back stance and a long nose that provides unrivaled float in the deepest and thickest snow.
Whether you are a casual rider or competing at a pro level, all five of these boards possess qualities that make them a great buy for any rider.