From simple-but-effective models to pro-endorsed precision tools, there’s a massive choice of women’s boards out there. Some are a new takes on successful men’s boards, while others have been designed from the ground up with the female rider in mind.
All have their own unique properties, with considerations for women’s physiology taken in to account. Just as with boots and bindings, at times the female-specific tweaks may seem insignificant or even immaterial, but often it’s the little things that make the biggest impact.
“From simple-but-effective models to pro-endorsed precision tools, there’s a massive choice of women’s boards out there”
Of course, the only way to truly know what’s right for you is to get it under your feet. Scour the web for test days at a dry slope, dome or – if you’re lucky – mountain near you, and see for yourself. If that’s not an option, chat to your local shop about your riding style, and they’ll be sure to match you up with something you like.
Here’s the very best of what we tried this year. All riding styles and budgets are catered for, so this list should get you well on your way to finding your new ride.
All boards are in alphabetical order, other than the category winner which can be found at the end of the list.
All photographs by Sami Tuoriniemi
Production: Ed Blomfield / Mike Brindley / Andrew Duthie / Sami Tuoriniemi