It’s most snowboarders dream to own a fleet of boards, that they can peruse and choose from depending on the conditions. The reality though, in most cases, is that the majority of us will end up purchasing an all-mountain board. One board to do it all, your daily driver. The board that can sniff out pow stashes early morning, and then cruise through the banked slalom to hot lap the park in the afternoon.
“There’s an abundance of all-mountain decks on the market that claim to do it all, but only a handful that truly deliver”
There’s an abundance of all-mountain decks on the market that claim to do it all, but only a handful that truly deliver. It’s a tricky balance to strike: creating profiles that can deliver pop, whilst floating in powder; or carve aggressively and still inspire confidence to take a couple laps in switch.
There’s no ride or die formula that makes a good all-mountain board, because within the category, we can delve further into sub-categories. Is it a freestyle focused deck that can also dig trenches? Or a freeride phenom with surprising performance between the park ropes? Personal preference comes into play a lot when deciphering which snowboard will suit you best, and in no category more than all-mountain. So we’ve spent the winter testing and reviewing hundreds of snowboards to bring you this list, our top choices for 2019-2020.
For riders looking for that one “quiver killer” to pull out of the locker every day of the season this is your category. Every snowboard in this list has our Test Team seal of approval. These are the boards that performed in every area we took them in, and their versatility made an impression on us.
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Salomon Assassin Pro | Bataleon Goliath | Burton Free Thinker | Ride Superpig | Rome Agent | Rome Warden | Bataleon Evil Twin | Bataleon Fun.Kink | Bataleon Whatever | Bataleon BYND x MDLS | Borealis Tundra | Burton Custom | Burton One Hitter | Burton Process | Capita The Asyumlator | Capita Defenders of Awesome | Capita Mercury | Capita Outerspace Living | DC Mega | Gnu 4 | Gnu Riders Choice | Jones Frontier | Jones Mountain Twin | K2 Manifest | Korua Otto | Lib Tech Titty Fish | Lib Tech Travis Rice Pro | Lobster Stomper | Never Summer Proto Type Two | Nidecker Babs | Ride Warpig | Salomon Assassin | Slash ATV | YES Basic | YES Standard