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Best Value Snowboards 2018-2019

Chosen by the Whitelines Test Team

Thanks to the tendency of technologies to trickle down through the product lines as years progress, even the cheapest snowboards these days use many materials and construction methods that used to be the sole preserve of the most advanced models, so when it comes to getting value for money in 2018-2019, you’ve never been better placed.

“These are the models we felt offered the best bang for your buck”

But while the best value snowboards our testers chose this year won’t include the top-of-the-line, apex-level constructions you’ll find on the highest-priced boards, that’s in no way saying that these are all basic designs – for that check our Best Entry Level Snowboards 2018-2019; instead, these are the models we felt offered the best bang for your buck.

This can often involve taking a top-end board and dialling back on some of the pricier components, like carbon inserts or sintered bases, to produce a similar ride at a lower cost. Alternatively it could just be a stand-alone model that performs above and beyond what you’d expect from its price point.

Whatever the case, the boards on show below are all great fun to ride and an absolute bargain to boot.

Scroll down to view all the best value snowboards, or skip to a particular model using the links below

Gnu Money | Head Shine | Head The Day | Nidecker Area | Nitro SMP | Rome Blackjack | Rome Kashmir | Salomon Wonder

Best Value Snowboards 2018-2019

Gnu Money Snowboard 2018-2019

PRICE: £309/€349

Affordable, quality and made in the USA – the Gnu Money is unlike anything else on this list. It’s got plenty of Mervin’s signature tech, including wavy Magne-Traction edges and a combo profile, and the glass and core are more advanced than you’d think too.

How exactly have they done it? We’re not sure, but we’re glad they did.

Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2018-2019 Gnu Money here


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Head Shine Women’s Snowboard 2018-2019

PRICE: £259/€319

There’s affordable, and then there’s Head. Boards like the Shine exist at a price point all of their own, yet don’t feel cheap.

This one is built for the whole mountain, and will suit any rider who likes the predictability and stability of no-nonsense, tried-and-tested construction.

Read our full review of the 2018-2019 Head Shine here


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Head The Day Snowboard 2018-2019

PRICE: £325/€449

The Day, on the other hand, is a completely different beast. This one is directional in design, and boasts a rapid sintered base.

The result is a board that encourages you to point it, primarily in the powder where the shape comes into its own. Having said that, it’s ideal for razzing on the piste too.

Read our full review of the 2018-2019 Head The Day here


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Nidecker Area Snowboard 2018-2019

PRICE: £359/€399

This one is, at its heart, a scaled-back version of the Nidecker Concept.

If you like to carve it up all day, but are happy to compromise on the top-tier tech in order to save more cash for liftpasses (as well as wax and elbow pads), then the Area would be just the thing.

Read our full review of the 2018-2019 Nidecker Area here


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Nitro SMP Snowboard 2018-2019

PRICE: £359/€439

Another nicely-priced carver, the Nitro SMP offers plenty of edge grip without going overboard.

It’d be a great board for those who want to spend more time leaving lines in the groomers, but still want the option to try other styles when there’s no corduroy around.

Read our full review of the 2018-2019 Nitro SMP here


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Rome Blackjack Snowboard 2018-2019

PRICE: £349/€399

Rome has put a lot of work into ensuring its flat-based boards are among the best out there, and the Rome Blackjack certainly punches above its weight.

With its true twin shape you’d be a fool to avoid freestyle with this, but you’re not limited to the park.

Read our full review of the 2018-2019 Rome Blackjack here


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Rome Kashmir Women’s Snowboard 2018-2019

PRICE: £349/€399

Likewise the Kashmir offers up an affordable ATV experience for female shredders. The shape is pretty eye-catching, but what you actually get here is a conventional ride in the best sense.

Seasonaires in particular should check this one out; no matter what the mountain does, you’ll be ready for it with this.

Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2018-2019 Rome Kashmir here


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Salomon Wonder Women’s Snowboard 2018-2019

PRICE: £349/€399

For such an affordable board, there’s a lot going on in the Wonder. The build features shock-absorbing rubber, as well as basalt stringers and a wood core that varies in thickness for extra pop.

Read our full review of the 2018-2019 Salomon Wonder here


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