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Best Women’s Park Snowboards 2019-2020

Chosen by the Whitelines Test Team

What makes a good park snowboard? Like most things in snowboarding it’s quite subjective. When you bear in mind the term fact that ‘Park’ spans a really broad range of activities it becomes even more difficult to discern what characteristics make a board appropriate. Are you an all-out rail rat? A big ol’ booter shooter? Or do you like a quick top to bottom hitting a multitude of features? Take Shaun White and Eiki Helgason for instance- both are world class freestylers but the snowboards that they ride are complete opposite ends of the spectrum.

In general, a park board will have a true twin shape so you can land or take off switch without any nasty hang ups. Is there anything more embarrassing than a big fat scorpion before you even hit the lip? Depending on your stance the twin shape can also equal out the swing weight of the board making everything feel a bit more uniform in the air. (Although Zeb Powell does put paid to the notion that you can’t ride park on a super directional monster)

“Take Shaun White and Eiki Helgason for instance- both are world class freestylers but the snowboards that they ride are complete opposite ends of the spectrum”

A lot of park focused boards will have a bit of camber as well, to keep them feeling snappy and responsive. The camber profile allows you to spring load the board resulting in some explosive pop. If you’re looking to send it in the pipe or boost off the pro line an aggressive camber profile will certainly help with stability and grip but can sometimes hamper your riding if you’re a jib kid. For more playful riding you might want to consider a bit of rocker in the nose and tail to mellow out the ride a little, or even look towards a flat board which gives a real skate-style feeling.

The flex of the board is also completely up to you, stick with a stiffer board to stop it flapping as you’re mach 10 on the in-run and to help you stomp meaty landings. A softer flexing board might be more your cup of tea if you love flatland and buttering. A more mellow board will have your back a bit more if you’re just dipping your toes into the freestyle pond and won’t kick your arse as much as you’re learning.

There’s absolutely no right or wrong with it, so we’ve put a whole bunch of boards to the test in an array of conditions. We’ve narrowed down our choices of the sickest snowboards for riding park of 2019-2020. They’re not all ‘Park Specific’ snowboards, but they’re all boards that our test team frothed over when riding freestyle. Whether you’re a knuckle hucker, a kicker queen or an urban street destroyer there’s something in here for you. Scroll down to see the whole list or skip to a particular board using the links below.

Scroll down to view all the best women’s park snowboards, or skip to a particular model using the links below

Gnu Pro Choice | Bataleon Distortia | Lib Tech No.43 | Ride Psychocandy | Rome Lo-Fi | Salomon Gypsy | Bataleon Disaster | Bataleon She-W | Burton Talent Scout | Capita Birds of a Feather | Gnu Ladies Choice | Jones Airheart | Jones Twin Sister | K2 Limelite | Lobster Eiki | Ride Saturday | Salomon Oh Yeah | Slash Happy Place | Yes Emoticon


GNU Pro Choice Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

PRICE: £510 / €570

The board features Mervin’s C3 camber profile – which is their most aggressive – and has a shorter, mellower rocker between the bindings, then more dynamic camber under each binding for increased power and drive. The fact that it’s only very slightly rockered in the middle compared to its sister, the GNU Ladies Choice, gives it more explosive pop and a more stable feel on the in-run.

Selected for the Whitelines 100- take a closer look at the 2019-2020 GNU Pro Choice here

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Bataleon Distortia Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

PRICE: £389 / €450

When you’re looking to improve your freestyle skills, there’s not many more confidence inspiring sights than 3BT. The uplifted edges allow you to be much sketchier when you land without chucking you on your arse, and the fact that you don’t have to stomp every single trick is going to have you making super natural and fast progression..

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  • Selected for the Whitelines 100- take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Bataleon Distortia here

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    Lib Tech NO.43 Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £490 / €550

    The individual cambers under each foot will give you enough pop and grip needed to set up for spinning the kicker line or carving in the pipe. The combination of tri and biax fibreglass layers result in a board with all the response and support you need for charging, with enough ‘press-ability’ and forgiveness to still have fun when you want to take your foot off the gas.

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  • Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Lib Tech NO.43 here


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    Ride Psychocandy Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £445 / €500

    It is here – the female addition to the infamous Ride Pig snowboard line, the Psychocandy. The big old nose is perfect for those drawn out nose butters and the rocker sections help to stop you catching an edge as you’re perfecting your spins. Great for boosting sidehits and going big down the kicker line.

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  • Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Ride Psychocandy here


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    Rome Lo-Fi Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £420 / €490

    They’ve beefed up the board with the addition of a single bamboo rod running from in between the bindings out towards the tip of the board. This helps to add some explosive pop to the board, and keeps it snappy from tip to tail without adding any stiffness edge to edge. You retain your playful freestyle feel, but turbo charge the board’s spring loaded camber.

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  • Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Rome Lo-Fi here


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    Salomon Gypsy Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £410
    This is first and foremost a park board. However, the camrock profile, or rock out camber as Salomon likes to call it, makes the Gypsy a very versatile board.

    Not only does the profile of the board help to make it the manoeuvrable maniac that it is, the Popster Booster core also plays a big part in it too. This core provides plenty of pop, whilst ensuring dampened landings.

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  • Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Salomon Gypsy here


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    Bataleon Disaster Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £349 / €400

    The nose and tail sections of the board are made up of a wide, flat, centre base, with just a slight lick of uplift on the side-bases. These increase more drastically at the contact points with the Sidekick. You can take on every feature in the park knowing it’s a board that has got your back – and won’t just put you onto it.

    Take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Bataleon Disaster here

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    Bataleon She-W Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £399 / €470

    The SheDub is a veritable freestyle weapon, and is one of only a few truly high-end women’s jib boards on the market. It’s the best of both worlds; soft without being a noodle but stiff enough that you can stomp and slash around without feeling like you’re strapped on to a large wooden door.

    Bataleon’s Twin 3BT features in the board, making it super forgiving for when you’re trying to turn those threes into fives. The uplifts at the contact points help to stop you catching edges if you don’t quite stomp a landing and puts paid to those embarrassing scorpions when the snow gets choppy.

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  • Take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Bataleon She-W here

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    Burton Talent Scout Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £440 / €500

    Sure, you might not be stomping triple corks anytime soon but this board has the potential to do precisely that (if you’re that way way inclined). With a mid-flex and off-axis squeezebox profile, this board gives you consistent snap while making sure you’ll feel perfectly balanced when riding in the duck-like freestyle stance. The camber combined with a true-twin shape makes this board a solid choice for any rider who’s already got a bit of a feeling for riding park.

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  • Take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Burton Talent Scout here

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    Capita Birds of a Feather Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £420 / €459

    The true twin shape, camrock profile and medium flex makes this a versatile vehicle, so you can be sure to expect this board to follow you nearly anywhere. The camrock profile gives you a poppy yet floaty ride, while the true twin profile makes sure you can carve the mountain with ease both regular and switch.

    New for this season is the upgraded base. The quantum drive base is new for Capita this year, and the guys over at the Mothership have been working their asses off in the lab to put this lightning quick durable demon together. Super fast and extra durable, you’ll be at the front of the pack all day long.

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  • Take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Capita Birds of a Feather here

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    Gnu Ladies Choice Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £510 / €570

    The blend of woods that make up the core are super poppy, and still durable for when you’re throwing your board around in the park. They’ll retain their dynamic feel long after your legs are starting to lose theirs. To add to the lively, snappy nature of the board the camber sections underfoot allow you to spring load the board and help when you’re gearing up for an ollie.

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  • Take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Gnu Ladies Choice here

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    Jones Airheart Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £490 / €600

    Slightly more freestyle focused than the majority of Jones’ offerings the Airheart is built for jumping, slashing and spinning your way around the mountain. With a long camber profile, it allows you to load up your ollies and springboard out for maximum pop. The rocker in the nose and tail makes it a little less catchy when trying to land spins or just generally cruising.

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  • Take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Jones Airheart here

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    Jones Twin Sister Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £439 / €500

    It’s stiffer than a pure jib board but has a soft enough flex to keep you jumping and pressing round the park when you want to. The camrock profile gives you the pop and stability you want, and takes away some of the aggressive edge-catchy feeling, a perfect freestyle hybrid.

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  • Take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Jones Twin Sister here

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    K2 Limelite Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £380 / €430

    The twin shape leaves you with the option to be a complete freestyle machine when you want to be. You’ll have the benefit of an equal swing weight when spinning, and you’ll be able to land switch without suffering. Rocker in the nose and tail mellows the board out more and stops it from being so catchy so you’ll get a bit of leeway when you’re regretting that extra schnapps from the night before.

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  • Take a closer look at the 2019-2020 K2 Limelite here

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    Lobster Eiki Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £399 / €460

    Despite the super soft tip to tail flex, it’s not all loosey goosey, it has carbon stringers running directly underneath the bindings to give you a better edge to edge response. It stiffens the board up marginally directly underfoot to deliver you more control. It utilises Jib 3BT which has a super wide flat section down the centre for added balance and stability when hitting rails and boxes. Perfect for freestyle progression, it’s a massive confidence boost when you want to expand your trick repertoire.

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  • Take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Lobster Eiki here

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    Ride Saturday Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £375 / €430

    Despite it’s all mountain chops, the Saturday can be seen as a real freestyle machine. It boasts a twin shape so you can work on your spins without worrying so much about landing. To add some extra snap to your ollie, it has two carbon strips running length ways down the board. Expect to be getting some serious hang time.

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  • Take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Ride Saturday here

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    Salomon Oh Yeah 2019-2020

    PRICE: £300

    With this camrock profile you can be sure not to get bored any time soon. The camber provides stability and pop whilst the rocker makes sure you can jib your way around the mountains and beyond. With a popster shaped core profile, you’ll be able to get more pop out of the board. Add the soft flex to it and you’ve basically got something that will make the whole ride feel more skateboard-ish.

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  • Take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Salomon Oh Yeah here

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    Slash Happy Place Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £345 / €399

    Whether you’re just getting into the park for the first time, or looking for a cruiser to turn the whole mountain into your playground, this is a great option for men and women alike.

    As with all good freestyle focussed decks, it’s built around a true twin shape. The camrock profile helps to keep the ride nice and balanced, delivering enough pop and response in-between the feet, with a looser, more forgiving feel outside the inserts with the tip and tail rocker.

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  • Take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Slash Happy Place here

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    Yes Emoticon Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £359 / €400

    Built around a twin shape, it’s perfect for nailing that switch riding, and for getting those spins down with an easy ride away. The twin flex will make for predictable riding, and gives a more standard feel to the board.

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  • Take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Yes Emoticon here

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