- Price: £220
- Sizes: 142, 148, 151, 154, 157, 163
- Width: Normal
- Flex: 3
They say: Best value for money in a progressive board.
We say: A great way into snowboarding. This board’s simple wood core and extruded base help keep the price down, but keep it quick enough and responsive enough to satisfy any intermediate rider.
Tester says: Easy to spin and even easier to turn! A dream board for beginners.
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- Building boards since: 2000
- HQ: Feldkirchen, Germany
- History lesson: Engineer Howard Head (that’s a great name isn’t it?) started this company as a ski brand in 1950. He was soon shocking the conservative world of ski manufacturing with his use of innovative tech and new materials. The company that bears his name has continued to push the boat out with some of the super-tech ideas they’ve carried over to their boards. With access to the kind of research and development that most snowboard companies can only dream of, their boards get pretty crazy.
- Ridden by: Beginners, self-confessed snowboard tech geeks, and the kind of rider who’s good enough to feel the difference technology makes without ever giving a shit about how it works.