In truth, snowboards aren’t split firmly along gender lines. What we often call men’s boards would be better described as unisex – if it’s the right size, shape and flex for you, then it doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman.
That being said, the majority of snowboard companies offer a range of boards designed for women, accounting for the fact that they’re usually smaller and lighter. It’s not a catch-all category, but it serves as the best starting point for any woman looking to get a new stick.
“You’ll find everything from a park-centric pro model classic to a brand new pow-chaser here”
Thankfully, much of the industry steers well clear of ‘shrink it and pink it’ these days; most brands ensure that all of a board’s characteristics are designed to best suit a female rider. They are also, on the whole, less likely to incorporate stereotypical ‘girl-board’ designs – and while you can still find them, model names like ‘Diva’ and ‘Princess’ are far less common these days, too…
You’ll find everything from a park-centric pro model classic to a brand new pow-chaser here, but they do all have one thing in common: the female members of our Test Team gave each one the thumbs up.
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