UPDATE: Check out our review of the Best Park and Freestyle Snowboards for 2020/2021 by clicking here.
What defines Park snowboarding? It’s hard to pin down, because there are so many sub-categories that live under that umbrella term. Are you a big old jib kid? Are you looking for a board to quad cork on? Do you only like riding half pipe? Freestyle snowboarding doesn’t even have to take place within the park ropes, street riding has long been the preference of some of the most prolific freestylers in the game.
As a general rule of thumb, a park board will be based around a true twin outline, so you can feel just as at home taking off or landing switch. It’ll also help to balance out the swing weight of the board, keeping you steadier when you’re throwing it around.
The profile of the board is completely dependent on your riding style. A positive camber profile will offer a more explosive pop for boosting off of kickers and gives more aggressive ride for riding and gripping in an icy pipe. The camber dominant profile can sometimes be a drawback if you’re a really playful jib kid, a bit of rocker in the nose and tail will mellow out the ride. You could even look towards a fully flat board which will give a real loose skate-style feeling.
The flex of your park snowboard is also super subjective. Stiffer boards will be more stable when you’re hitting bigger features and can help you to stomp those huge landings. A softer flex is generally the preference for those who love buttering and flatland. The softer board will also be a gentler introduction to those who’re newer to freestyle and don’t want a board that’s gonna kick their butt quite as much.
So, there’s no right answer to what makes a great park snowboard, it’s completely decided by your riding style. To give you a helping hand our Test Team put a whole bunch of boards to the test, and these were their top picks for get tricky.
Best Park Snowboards 2020
- CAPiTA Super DOA
- Burton Free Thinker
- K2 Medium
- Rome Agent
- Salomon Huck Knife Pro
- Nidecker Sensor
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Capita Super DOA | Burton Free Thinker | K2 Medium | Rome Agent | Salomon Huck Knife Pro | Nidecker Sensor | Bataleon Boss | Bataleon Disaster | Bataleon Evil Twin | Bataleon Global Warmer | Bataleon Wallie | Burton Kilroy Twin | Burton Paramount | Capita Defenders of Awesome | DC Ply | Endeavor BOD | Gnu Riders Choice | Good Novum | Jones Aviator | Lib Tech Titty Fish | Lobster Eiki | Lobster Halldor Pro | Lobster Shifter | Never Summer Shaper Twin | Nidecker Era | Nitro Beast | Ride Burnout | Ride Warpig | Rome Buckshot | Rome Gang Plank | Salomon Huck Knife | Slash Happy Place | YES Greats | YES Jackpot