Whether you’re bombing it downhill, shredding pow in the back country, or hitting rails in the park, you are sure to find the perfect riding on our shop wall. We carry a great selection of park and all mountain snowboards for men and women from Burton, Rome, K2, Arbor and Never Summer. If you’re thinking about purchasing your first snowboard, check out the information below, or come in anytime to speak with one of our in-store experts.
- How frequently do you go snowboarding?
- Where do you go to ride? Do you stay on the east coast or go out west?
- What are the snow conditions like where you ski? For example, does it get icy? Is it warm and tend to get slushy? Is there heavy snowfall a lot of powder?
- What kind of trails do you prefer? Groomed/Moguls/Tree lines?
- Do you like going fast or cruising?
- How much time do you spend in the park? Do you like going off of jumps?
All of our new snowboards come with a minimum one year manufacturer’s warranty, and free pledge tunes (sharpen & wax) for the life of the board.
Before reverse camber was embraced less than a decade ago, skis and snowboards all had regular camber: the center of the board is arced up, away from the contact points. The downward pressure exerted from a regular camber board flexing and flattening under a rider’s weight creates continuous edge contact with the snow for superior edge hold. These boards are especially known and popular for their liveliness and pop.
Rocker camber became popular several years ago for its catch-free ride. Rocker tech will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer but the idea is the same: the center of the board arcs down and the contact points are lifted up, elevating the tip and tail for catch free spins in the park, or extra float on powder. Its now wonder reverse camber has become choice for park and powder.
Zero Camber boards have just that: zero camber. These boards a good compromise between regular and reverse camber. They lay flush, so it’s less likely you’ll catch a weird edge, but still have a good amount of liveliness.
Like rocker camber, hybrid camber tech will vary with each manufacturer, but the general idea is the same. The full length of a hybrid camber board is zero camber or rocker for a catch-free ride, and regular camber underfoot to create that downward pressure for continuous edge hold where its needed most. The regular camber zones arguably allow the rider to pre-load the board for better pop and board liveliness.
We carry a great selection of park snowboards for men (148cm-164cm) and women (138cm-154cm) from Burton, K2, Rome, Arbor & Never Summer. Park Snowboards are usually twin in shape and flex, making it easy to switch between regular and goofy for spins, jumps, and overall maneuverability. They are softer in flex (usually 4 and below) for better control at lower speeds and impact forgiveness. This soft flex also makes them a popular choice for light all-mountain and recreational riders and at the beginner to intermediate level.
Camber: Rocker for spins, presses & jibs / Regular camber for jumps
Core & Construction: Softer Flex (4-) / typically wood tip to tail / select models made out durable bamboo cores / Many models feature Vibration dampening tech like Harshmellow (K2) / Stiffer models may have carbon fiber stringers near the contact points for extra pop
Flex: Typically twin, models leaning towards all-mountain may have directional flex
Come browse our impressive inventory of all mountain snowboards for men (148cm-164cm) and women (138cm-154cm) from premier brands like Burton, Rome, and Never Summer.! All mountain boards are for the rider who likes to ride. They are typically directional in at least flex, and may be set back or symmetrical in stance. All mountain boards are designed to be stiffer for quicker edge to edge reaction and greater control at fast speeds. Wide rocker boards offer more float on powder, and regular/hybrid camber mid-wide boards provide better control and edge hold on hard-packed snow.
Camber: Rocker for powder / Regular camber for hard packed snow / Hybrid camber for everything between
Core & Construction: Stiffer in Flex (5+) / nicer models incorporate carbon fiber for extra pop and stiffness / Vibration Dampening
Shape: Twin or Directional
Stance: Symmetrical or set-back
Flex: Twin or Directional