- 1. STAUBER Summit Snowboard
- 2. Burton Clash Snowboard
- 3. Camp Seven Drifter and APX Men’s Complete Snowboard Package
- 4. Voile Revelator Splitboard
- 5. Jones Snowboards Solution Splitboard
Buying a new snowboard is a huge decision. They aren’t necessarily cheap and you’ll be riding them for the entire time you’re on the mountain. They are what separates you from the mountain and in turn, are part of what keeps you safe when you are riding.
When considering your next snowboard, you need to know the different types that are out there. All-mountain snowboards are the best for any condition or terrain. No matter if it is in the pipe, groomed runs or backcountry, the all-mountain board will treat you right.
Freestyle boards are the best to ride in the park. They are short, light and flexible with twin tips for riding both ways. Great for riders that want to get funky while they’re snowboarding.
Then you’ve got a splitboard which is the best for climbing in the backcountry. They are specific to the area because it is split in half, creating 2 skis to allow you to climb. After you reach your starting point, you just reconnect the halves of the board and ride.
Once you determine what kind of board you want, you need to get the right size. Most boards will have a chart to let you know the size that is right for you. That said, a shorter board is better if you want to get playful. They are a little softer and more forgiving while a longer board is a little stiffer and better to land big jumps or ride at high speeds.
Out of all those types of boards, we compiled a list of some of the better boards out there for 2019. These boards are all highly rated and well-reviewed so you can rest assured that if you purchase one, you won’t be disappointed.
STAUBER Summit Snowboard
When looking for a snowboard, it can get pricey and if you are new to snowboarding, getting an affordable snowboard is a great option to start with. This is where the STAUBER Summit Snowboard comes into action. This all-terrain board with a hybrid profile was designed for snowboarders of all levels. The shape of the board helps in making sure that the board doesn’t catch an edge in icy or snowy conditions. This boards camber rocker profile and twin directional shape makes it perfect for a fun day on the mountain. From beginner to professional this snowboard has everything you need.
– All-mountain, lightweight snowboard that is great for both beginners and intermediates
– Twin directional camber rocker camber profile
– Mounting system is 2 x 5
– Sandwich build with 100% real wood core, ABS side wall, steel edge side wall, rubber dampening strip, ridged top and bottom with an extruded base
Burton Clash Snowboard
The Burton Clash Snowboard is a great option if you’re not willing to break the bank on a new snowboard, but still want something that is going to perform and last a long time. This is the prefect board for the beginner or someone looking for a beater board. This board offers riders flexy fun and a playful response. It offers ultra-stable riding and a flat top design that makes it really versatile in the park. The Channel Mounting System brings the option of versatility when adjusting. When you’re on the mountain, you don’t want to spend very long making these adjustments and now you don’t have to. No matter if you’re banging rails in the park or just starting to learn how to turn, this board is a great option.
– Flat board
– Great board for groomed runs
– It’s got a playful and soft personality
– Wide width for stability
– Offers the Channel and Cruise control Edge Tune
Camp Seven Drifter and APX Men’s Complete Snowboard Package 2019
The Camp Seven Drifter and APX Men’s Complete Snowboard Package gives you everything you need to get started on the mountain. This all-mountain board package comes with System APX bindings which are some of the most stylish, lightest and durable bindings carried by Camp Seven. It also comes with the APX boots. These boots offer a great combination of performance and comfort. The classic and simple style allows for these boots to feature the classic metal hooks for great lasting power and hold in the laces. This is a great option for getting started snowboarding because you get so many important pieces right off the bat.
– All-mountain snowboard that allows you board almost anywhere
– Drifter snowboard offers the new CRCX camber profile
– System APX bindings are light and they perform well
– Also comes with APX boots that can stand up to the elements
Voile Revelator Splitboard
The Voile Revelator Splitboard is built for the backcountry. This board features a combination of shape, flex, profile, lightweight and camber that helps make those long treks up the mountain at lot easier. Once you reach the top, the downhill ride is even better. The patented Voile Hooks & Clips system make it really easy to reattach the board. Most riders will appreciate the ease of the Revelators 2.5 degree canted pucks on their knees. The wood core minimizes the overall weight of the board without comprising the performance, strength and durability. A long camber area and carbon fiberglass layers makes skinning very efficient on the way up the mountain and increases the stability when you are on your way down. This board is well made and has been a hit with customers.
– Voile split hooks & clips
– Wood core is made of lightweight Paulownia
– 2 layers of carbon fiberglass
– Voile Channel Puck System
– Full-perimeter, 2mm steel edges
Jones Snowboards Solution Splitboard – Wide
The Jones Snowboards Solution Splitboard is a wide splitboard that comes in four different lengths to accommodate all riders. This do-it-all backcountry board is great for finding new zones to ride or taking those big lines. A directional rocker profile, lightweight build and directional shape aid this board in being one of the most versatile in its class. The lightweight core of this board is combined with triax fiberglass and carbon stringers to allow for performance and durability when more weight is on the board.
– Lengths come in four different options
– Directional Rocker profile
– Shape is directional
– The flex on this board is 8 out of 10