There’s really no such thing as “the one best snowboard”. In fact, it all comes down to your personal preferences. Are you looking for a park stick, a powder board or an all-mountain cruiser? Do you prefer a stiff flex or a soft one? Or have you simply just began your journey as a snowboarder, and are looking for a board that can help you get to the next level. Which brings us to the question – How to choose your snowboard?
How To Choose A Snowboard
- Stiff vs Soft Snowboards
- What Size Snowboard Do I Need?
- Camber vs Rocker
- Snowboard Shapes Explained
- Do You Need A Wide Snowboard?
Even if you know what you’re looking for in your next board, the number of choices might seem a bit overwhelming at times. Where do you start? Maybe you’re drawn to the familiar brands or a cool top sheet, or maybe your choice is more driven by the price tag. Either way, there are more than enough options to choose from, which is why our aim is to make this a bit easier for you.
In an ideal world, we would head out to every board test to try out multiple snowboards until we find our favourite. In reality, this just doesn’t happen, which is why we’ve compiled a team of riders with years of experience to do this for you. The Whitelines Test Team includes retail staff, media, ex-pros, coaches and snowbums who’ve spent years developing an understanding for the fine art of snowboarding. Together, we’ve ridden more than 200 of this year’s new models, so you can rest assured that any snowboard reviews we pen are based on thorough, real-world testing. Of course, that goes for our snowboard binding and goggle write-ups too.
“Together, we’ve ridden more than 200 of this year’s new models, so you can rest assured that any snowboard reviews we pen are based on thorough, real-world testing”
If the words camber and rocker aren’t part of your everyday vocabulary yet, we’ve put together some handy videos that explain all the technical snowboard jargon. [Have a look at the links above ‘How to choose a snowboard’]
All that said, the collection below comprises 34 of our favourite snowboards of 2019/20. From surfy powder shapes to classic twin tips, there’s something here for everyone.
If any board catches your eye then you can click through for a more in-depth review, which includes the first-hand report from its tester. Or if you want a stronger steer on your next purchase then take a look at the latest Whitelines 100 – our premium gear section featuring the best of the best, as well as our inaugural Whitelines Choice Awards – where our Test Team selected their standout winners across a range of categories, including park, carving, value and all-mountain.
Happy shopping – and remember: doing the research is half the fun!
Scroll down to view all the best snowboards, or skip to a particular brand using the links below