If you’re looking for high-tech, carbon fulled precision tools, move along. You won’t find anything like that here, because we’re looking purely at the boards which, while relatively short on tech, represent amazing value for money.
“Experts may want a little more grunt from their snowboard, but even they might appreciate having one of these alongside their expensive specialist stick”
In some cases it’s as simple as taking a respected board from the line and stripping it back to reduce costs, leaving a flavor of the original design without the damage to your bank account. Others are designed from the ground up to offer the cash-strapped a better ride than they might expect.
Naturally there are some jibby park boards in here, as they tend to be priced lower anyway. However, there’s still a freeride board or two on show.
Experts may want a little more grunt from their snowboard, but even they might appreciate having one of these alongside their expensive specialist stick, to break out on slushy shred days.
Without further ado, here are our top picks for 2017/18:
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