The GNU Carbon Credit is a great snowboard for someone looking to upgrade from rental gear and invest in their own setup, or even for your first time snowboarding. The soft flex and rocker dominant profile make this board very forgiving, maneuverable and good for progression. You aren’t going to be catching your edges with this snowboard. The asymmetrical sidecut and Magne Traction provide reliable grip and performance for carving as well. I would recommend this snowboard to beginner riders and up.
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 Never Summer Proto Type 2 is a versatile snowboard that’s equally fun carving groomers and exploring as it is taking sunny park laps. Featuring a rocker dominant profile, a medium flex for stability, vario power grip for edge hold, and a sintered base for speed, this board is very similar to the Funslinger but beefed up in a few key ways.
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 Never Summer Warlock is a good choice for someone who enjoys the catch free feel and playfulness that rocker provides, but still wants a high performing snowboard on edge. The warlock is a lot of fun in the park, and the medium flex brings stability for a solid ride while cruising and jumping.
The Lib Tech Travis Rice Pro HP is a great choice for the all-mountain rider who enjoys charging with speed and likes to get aggressive with their carves, having super-strong and reliable grip on ice is another huge bonus with this snowboard.
The Arbor Westmark Rocker is a well-rounded park board that you can do pretty much anything with. While I wouldn’t say it is a specialist in any one area, it has the stability you need for jumping and all mountain riding while still being playful and easy to press and jib with. Check out the full review.
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 Space Case creates a happy medium between a playful park snowboard and a mildly aggressive all mountain ripper. If you’re in the market for a rocker, do it all kind of board that can lock into a press like it’s nobody’s business, then the GNU Space Case may be a good choice for you. The asymmetrical side cut is pretty great, too.
The Burton Flying V camber profile is pretty wild; you can see the board bend several times if you look down the side cut. It has a rocker shape overall and that can be felt in all aspects riding this board. It’s a pretty well rounded snowboard but it’s definitely a very loose and playful ride.