Buying a new snowboard can sometimes feel like a headache, especially when there’s so much to choose from. It’s hard enough for the experienced mountain man, but for the beginner it can be a minefield. Fortunately, our list of the Best Snowboards for 2016/17 is here to help, with plenty on show for every standard of rider.
“From the entry-level to the expert, and from the park to the pow, all bases are covered here”
If you don’t know the first thing about what you’re looking for, we’ve identified what kind of rider will get on with each deck. Further info can be gathered at our Snowboard Workshop, which is packed with useful buying guides including the following:
Once you’ve narrowed down your requirements, the fun can begin. What lies before you is over 100 decks from the world’s leading brands, catering for every rider style. Our Test Team got their hands on just about all of them, and their plain-spoken verdicts are there to help you figure out what’s what. Short of actually taking them for a spin yourself, you’d be hard-pushed to find more useful info.
From the entry-level to the expert, and from the park to the pow, all bases are covered here. Get stuck in, and before you know it you’ll have your brand spanking new stick for the 2016/17 season.
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Amplid | Arbor | Bataleon | Burton | CAPiTA | DC | Dinosaurs Will Die | Douk | Drake | Endeavor | Elan | Flow | Gnu | Head | Jones | K2 | Korua | Lib Tech | Never Summer | Nitro | Ride | Rome | Roxy | Salomon | SIMS | Slash | Technine | Völkl | WEST | YES
All photographs by Sami Tuoriniemi – click any image to enlarge
Production: Tom Copsey / Andrew Duthie / Tobias Grünwald / Sam Oetiker / Sami Tuoriniemi