This is a board for the rider that wants something unique, fun, and capable in all conditions. I would say my favorite two categories on this board are carving and park. If you are looking to add a specialty board to the quiver or just find something different for a daily driver, this snowboard fits the bill. At the end of the day, I can say with confidence you’re going to be stoked on the Warpig.
This is a great snowboard for the freerider that can appreciate the versatility to truly explore the entire mountain. This is a board that is going to dominate groomers, slay steep and technical runs, actually float in powder, and still hold its ground in the terrain park.
The Never Summer Twenty Five is a great choice for the experienced rider looking for something that can take on steep lines, swivel through tree lines, and carve up groomers; it’s also going to be a solid choice on powder days providing lots of float. I would recommend this snowboard to intermediate riders and up due to the directional shape, stiff flex, and aggressive feel it provides.
The K2 Party Platter is a lively snowboard that is best suited for powder, carving, and generally just having a good time whatever the snow conditions may be. Its directional shape and short tail make the board very maneuverable and provide a fun, surfy feel on groomers. The two biggest highlights for me on this snowboard is how well it is able to carve and hold an edge, and how quickly you are able transition from edge to edge and change directions (even in deep heavy snow).
The GNU Nicolas Müllair snowboard is a top contender for the freerider looking for a powerful carving board that also floats easily in powder. Capable of charging variable terrain with superior grip and floating with ease in bottomless powder, this is a versatile snowboard that any experienced rider would enjoy.
The Rossignol Sushi is an excellent addition to your quiver as a dedicated powder board that can also double as fun carving snowboard. I would reserve this snowboard for deep powder days and early morning groomer laps. Overall the Sushi is a really fun snowboard, the shape alone lets you know you are about to have a good time! I would recommend this snowboard to intermediate riders and up.
You can see just from looking at the Burton Fish that this is a snowboard that is going to thrive in the powder. From the 30mm taper in the nose to the double swallowtail this board is built to float and slash on those deep days, but also has an aggressive sidecut that provides hard arcing turns when carving up groomers. This board is a great choice to get the most out of those deeper days.
The Jones Flagship snowboard is something special. This is a high-end, purpose specific snowboard that has incredible lift and float through powder while also being a phenomenal all-mountain carver. The spooned nose and tail provide a very catch free feel, which balances well with the regular camber and stiff flex
If you are interested in a powder board that doubles as an all mountain killer on those not-so-deep days, you can’t go wrong with the Slash Nahual. The dampening this board provides will open up the mountain in new ways for you, it carves like a beast, and does a great job floating in powder. Check out the full review.
The Man’s Board is a really enjoyable ride. It had an awesome “surfy” feel, it was very responsive, super stable, and just generally ripped all around. Come check out the full review of this snowboard.