- Best Snowboards of 2013 -
Most Popular Boards for Review and Purchase
The best snowboards page is newly updated and designed to share up to date reviews and information on the most current and popular snowboards on the market.
Each board below has a review by Snowboard-Review.com, which I feel is a good non biased and high quality resource for board reviews. Along with a link to it's specific purchase page at The-House.com.
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Burton Custom - 2013
The Custom is the original all-mountain snowboard. No board other board in snowboarding’s relatively short history has been as successful or as popular with the average rider. This doesn’t mean that the Custom can’t perform; Nico Muller wouldn’t use it as his ‘go to’ board if that was the case. Unlike the Custom’s slightly more popular and trendy brother the ‘Custom Flying V’ the normal Custom has a camber profile and is consequently a little less playful and buttery but more powerful and grippy in turns and poppier when you load it. If your focus is charging around the mountain at high speeds, grazing your chin on icy slopes when carving and boosting out of the pipe, but you’re not quite ready for the stiffness of the Custom X, then this is the Custom you should buy. If your focus is a little more freestyle orientated and you want a board that is a little looser and playful then go for the Custom Flying V.
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Burton Easy Livin - 2013
The Easy Livin is a freestyle-focused deck that can do literally anything the park or backcountry has to throw at you. This years board has a similar build compostition to the Custom Flying V but with a twin shape, softer flex, narrower waist and deeper sidecut the which make it more responsive and easy to ride at low speed. In short this board will press nicely on rails, boost out of the pipe and help you stomp switch landings in the backcountry.
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Burton Process Flying V - 2013
The Process Flying V has definitely made a name for itself over the past couple of years, gracing our screens strapped to the feet of every other Burton pro. If you’re looking for a park focused board that is equally as capable on rails as it is on giant kickers in the park then the Process Flying V could be the board for you. Although not as stiff as some of it’s all-mountain brothers and sisters it’s still a smooth and stable ride in the pow and on the piste thanks to the long list of technology that Burton have crammed into it and its mid-wide shape.
Read full review of the 2013 Burton Process Flying V
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GNU Riders Choice - 2012
The Riders Choice is the go-to all-mountain freestyle weapon in the GNU arsenal. This year the Riders Choice gets tweaked with the addition of an asymmetrical shape. The heelside sidecut radius is tighter than the radius on the toe edge to make cranking those tight heelside carves a little easier and making the board feel livelier as a result. The rest of the Riders Choice remains un-messed with, it has Mervin’s C2 Banana profile, Magne-Traction and Gnu Sintered 9900 Alloy Base.
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Jones Mountain Twin - 2012
Well if you thought that Jones Snowboards was going to be a freeride one trick pony then you are sadly mistaken, the Jones arsenal includes an all mountain twin shaped snowboard appropriately named the Mountain Twin. Forest Shearer, Jonaven Moore and a load of up and comers have been putting time in on the Mountain Twin making sure it lives up to its name. For the 2011/12 season the Mountain Twin is available as a splitboard.
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K2 Happy Hour - 2012
The K2 Happy Hour is the replacement for the aging Believer. Fashioned in the Dark north by Snowboarding Troll Danny Larson, when this twin, zero camber board isn’t thrashing the park and throwing Danny into all manner of handplants it’s a great weapon for stabbing unsuspecting skiers, snow BMXers and those stupid Snow Tubing rings. Go forth and puncture!
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Lib Tech Attack Banana - 2012
The Skate Banana is the board that changed Lib Tech’s fortunes and placed them at the forefront of snowboard design. Having won countless awards and changing snowboard design forever the Skate Banana is undoubtedly one of the best snowboards today, and a modern classic. The Skate Banana is the definition of an all-mountain jib stick; ridiculous fun all over the mountain in whatever conditions the weather throws at you, thanks to a Banana Tech profile and Magnetraction edges. Jib-kids and park-junkies that ride in icy conditions most of the time but want a softer board with the capacity to grip and hold an edge should take-note.
Read full review of the Lib Tech Skate Banana - 2011
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Lib Tech Skate Banana BTX Snowboard
Lib Tech Travis Rice - 2012
Watch Brain Food’s latest release, the Art of Flight and bear-in-mind that Travis Rice was riding this snowboard when he filmed it! The Lib Tech Travis Rice is an all-mountain charger that tracks perfectly through the pipe, is snappy in and out of turns, glides in powder and fires off jumps like Evel Knievel on his Harley Davidson, minus the broken bones.
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Arbor Cadence - 2012
The Cadence takes features and design elements form the successful Westmark and Draft men’s boards and fine tunes them narrowing the waist for female snowboarders. Riders who like to ride the park will enjoy the soft flexing reverse camber profile but appreciate the Grip Tech edges when the temperature drops and soft slushy conditions transform to rock-like hardpack.
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Burton Feelgood - 2012
Year after year, the Feelgood™ is the top selection for pros like Hannah, Natasza, Ellery, Maddy, Linn, SinaÖand countless others. Ripping the envelop wide open, it combines proven performance into an all-around recipe that’s often emulated but never outdone. Synergizing power and precision, we’ve redesigned the core with NEW True Flex and energized the Lightning Bolts to finely tune edge control, stability, and pop around the way women ride.
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Burton Fortress - 2012
If you want to stay with women specific snowboards, the Burton Fortress is as serious as it gets. Every step has been taken to keep weight down but increase response and power while retaining a manageable feel. The Fortress has a Vaporskin topsheet to keep weight down and boost pop and there’s a specially profiled Dragonfly core which uses varying grain orientations to focus pressure along the Frostbite edges, this is also aided by Lightning Bolts which are Carbon strips that run from under the bindings to the edge. To top it off, Carbon I-Beam reinforcement runs the length of the board for extra return out of carves and ollies and Smooth Ride dampening will keep the board well-mannered under your feet even when the going gets rought.
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Burton Lux V 2012
At first this just looks like a really beautiful board, but upon closer inspection you’ll realize the Lux V-Rocker™ is more than just a pretty face. Graceful on any terrain and featuring the latest in women’s-focused flex, feel, and function, its premium blend naturally boosts your ability to ride faster, ollie higher, and carve with more finesse. Bottom line, whether it’s park, pow, or laid-back cruising, this is one multi-tasker everyone will enjoy.
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K2 Fling - 2012
If you’re after a good time then the Fling is worth a whirl. Designed for lapping the Terrain Park and general cruising, the twin shape is perfect for those that want to push their switch riding and the zero camber profile makes the Fling catch free and extremely press-able on the groomers and park jibs. Carbon Web keeps pop in the nose and tail for getting airborne.
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Nitro Mystique - 2012
Take the all-mountain performing Nitro Addict, soften it up a little, narrow the waist and spruce it up with a purple-ey paint job and hey presto you’ve got the women’s Nitro Mystique! There’s nothing mystical about that.
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