- Sizes: 139, 143, 147, 151
- Flex: 3
- Profile: Flat
- Shape: True Twin
- Price: £239 / €299
Head’s range of women’s snowboard is a bit limited, with only three models remaining and all of them fairly basic in their construction. However, the one that impressed our testers the most was actually the most ‘entry-level’ of the lot. The Head Stella women’s snowboard proved itself to be more than just a stepping stone model.
The Head Stella has a flat base, which is something you’ll find on a lot of beginner-focused boards. Without the potential for edge catches that you get with camber, but with a bit more control than rocker, it’s a decent compromise that can help fledgling riders develop a stable foundation.
“It was just as well-received at The Selection as other boards costing literally twice the price”
Once you’re past that stage, it remains a popular option. Carving, while not as effective as with a classic camber bend, is still an option, and there’s enough pop to get airborne with ease. Then when you’re ready for the park, hang-ups on rails and boxes are unlikely.
With the Head Stella’s true twin shape, freestyle should definitely be on your mind. From nailing switch turns to spinning off side-hits, to buttering a slushed-up piste, this has the ideal characteristics. The mellow flex will have you pressing in no time, and while the extruded base isn’t as quick as the sintered alternative, it can take more of a beating on the park features.