This is the snowboard for the rider looking for a playful and maneuverable all-mountain/freestyle snowboard that doesn’t suck in powder. A board that you can press and butter, but still have fun carving and dipping through trees with. I would also recommend this snowboard to a beginner rider looking for something that is versatile, easy to learn with, and capable of progressing on for a few seasons.
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.
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.
The Salomon Huck Knife is an impressive all around freestyle weapon that comes in at a great price point. With high-end features like EQ rad sidecut, a sintered base, and “popster” core shape, this snowboard is responsive and capable wherever you take it and doesn’t feel overpowering or hard to maneuver. The biggest highlights for me on this snowboard is the feeling of the sidecut and how much fun it is on jibs.
The Bataleon Disaster is a great board for the rider who wants to spend some time progressing in the park. If you’re the type of rider that seeks and hits every little natural feature and side hit on the way down the mountain; you’re going to enjoy the Disaster. Being able to carve well is a bonus. I would recommend this snowboard to beginner riders and up.
This is the board for the park rider who wants it all. The GNU Headspace is a board that thrives in the park but is also very capable of some high speed cruising and ripping turns in icy conditions. I would recommend this board to intermediate riders and up, if you are comfortable on blues you are capable of handling this snowboard well.
This is a great mid-range park board, and is also fun for cruising around and exploring with a freestyle mindset; the UTB tech is going to provide edge hold in conditions where other park boards may wash out. The Slash Happy Place provides the playfulness you want for jibbing and the stability you need on jumps, without feeling overpowering or too aggressive.
The Capita Horrorscope can be thought of as something like the softer, more jib specific version of the Capita Ultrafear. What that means for you is taller presses, better butters, and a board that is designed to handle rail features like no other.
The Ride Kink is known for being an excellent jib board, and the 2017 model stays true to that essence. Ride added some camber to this board since I last rode it (in 2015), which provides noticeably more pop and stability; this really boosts its performance outside of the park. The highlight on this board for me is how well it is able to carve with speed yet still provide a great buttering and jibbing experience.
The Lobster Jib Board is a flexible and playful ride that, as the name suggests, is a lot of fun on rails and jibs. Soft flex and regular camber makes it a great board for presses and technical rail tricks, providing nice flex zones and some decent pop.