- Sizes: 147, 153, 156, 161
- Flex: 6
- Profile: Setback Camber
- Shape: Directional
- Price: £325 / €449
Want a pow board that does a great job without costing the earth? This is your answer. The Head The Day is back for a third winter, and there’s still not much out there like it. As an entry-level backcountry board, it’s near flawless.
Maximum powder float is achieved by that massive rockered nose, and by the fact that the rest of the board is tapered. It’s still fairly chunky at the waist, so those who find wider boards sluggish may not be a fan of this – but everyone else, especially those with bigger feet, will enjoy the shape.
“It’s fairly easy to manipulate with your feet – even taking that width into consideration”
Bamboo through the middle adds a bit of pop from nose to tail, but it’s fairly easy to manipulate with your feet – even taking that width into consideration. Even so, it’s relatively soft for a pow board, so you wouldn’t want to use this in no-fall zone territory.
Conversely, the Head The Day is ideal for mellow faces (with some pow butters thrown in). On piste the setback camber profile can hold a strong edge, and the base material is so much better than the price would suggest.
As always, you have the option to chop The Day down the middle along that central bamboo channel, at which point you’re well on your way to having a splitboard.