For female snowboarders, it’s always a good idea to consider buying something made specifically with a woman in mind. The differences are fairly subtle, as there’s no need to reinvent the wheel, but any considerations for the general differences in men’s and women’s physicality are to be welcomed. You can expect the size range to skew smaller, for example, and the flex rating is often a little softer.
“The range of available boards is as strong and as varied as ever, so you’re bound to find something that matches your riding”
Of course, finding the right stick for you doesn’t stop there; there’s no point buying a women’s freeride board if you just want to lap the park, nor is it sensible to buy something best suited for a beginner when you’re already charging.
Fortunately, the range of available boards is as strong and as varied as ever, so you’re bound to find something that matches your riding. Here are a few of our favourites to get you started.
All boards are in alphabetical order. All photographs by Sami Tuoriniemi – click any image to enlarge
Production: Tom Copsey / Andrew Duthie / Arian Schlichenmayer / Sami Tuoriniemi