The Top 40 Snowboards of 2013/2014 – Reviewed by the Whitelines Team


When it comes to choosing a snowboard, the possibilities are seemingly endless. There are so many thousands of variations of models with all kinds of technical variations – where do you even begin?

Our advice would be to start thinking about what you want your board to do. What do you like riding? What’s your ability level? How much do you want to spend? Then get on the research. This is where our 40 Top Snowboards comes into handy. Taken from the Whitelines 100 issue, the Snowboard Buyers’ Bible, this is a list of what our experts judge to be the best 40 boards on sale in the UK this winter.

The boards in this list were picked by the Whitelines team, based on the feedback and comments we received from the hundreds of riders of all ability levels (from pros and shop monkeys to members of the snowboarding public) who attended the Snowboard Spring Break event last May. Over the course of the week these testers wrote over 1,250 reviews of around 500 bits of snowboard kit, including 350 boards from 30 manufacturers, so there were plenty of voices involved!

Over the course of the week our testers wrote over 1,250 reviews of around 500 bits of snowboard kit, including 350 boards from 30 manufacturers.

We combined these opinions with technical information from the brands and the Whitelines test team’s own expertise (the four of us have over 60 years riding experience combined) to create our detailed and in-depth reviews. There are no bad boards in this list (it’s a top 40, so there bloody well shouldn’t be!) but each has its particular strengths, and some will suit different ability levels and riding styles better than others. We can safely say however that all the sticks we’ve picked are awesome. If you pick one of these that we’ve said will suit your level and style, you’re basically guaranteed a good time!

Better still we’re giving away one of these boards (the latest Ride Buck Up) for free! Have a look here to find out how to win it.

Scroll through the boards using the numbers below or click on each name to jump straight to the review of a particular board. NB. The boards are presented on these pages in alphabetical order – this ISN’T a countdown from 40 to 1.

Amplid Pocketknife Review
Apo Dragon Review
Bataleon Evil Twin Review
Bataleon Global Warmer Review
Bataleon Whatever Review
Burton Custom Flying V Review
Burton Lipstick Review
Burton Parkitect Review
Burton Trick Pony Review
Capita Defenders of Awesome Review
Capita Horrorscope Review
DC PBJ Review
DC Ply Review
Drake DF2 Review
Endeavor Boyfriend Review
Endeavor Color Review
Flow Quantum Review
Gnu Park Pickle Review
Head Evil I Review
Jones Hovercraft Review
K2 Happy Hour Review
K2 Slayblade Review
K2 Turbo Dream Review
Lib Tech Skate Banana Review
Lib Tech Travis Rice Pro Model Review
Lobster Jibbaord Review
Ride Buck Up Review
Ride Buck Wild Review
Ride Machete GT Review
Rome Mod Rocker Review
Rome Shiv Review
Roxy Ally Review
Salomon Assassin Review
Salomon Sabotage Review
Salomon Villain Review
Signal Omni Light Review
Slash Happy Place Review
White Gold Flyer Review
Yes Basic Review
Yes 420 Review

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