TOP 5 PROGRESSIVE SNOWBOARDS 2017

20/10/16

TOP 5 PROGRESSIVE SNOWBOARDS 2017

If you're a beginner/intermediate snowboarder and are looking to step up your game on the hill and don’t fancy being bruised to within an inch of life, then a snowboard that aids progression will really help. Here are the top five progressive snowboards that our staff have tried and tested.



YES

BASIC

YES Basic YES Basic



  • Profile: CamRock
  • Flex: Mid-Soft
  • Base: Extruded

Easy to ride on a variety of terrain this mutli-award winning board is a playful yet solid whip. A 4mm camber under your feet provides plenty of pop and stability whilst rocker at the tip and tail makes for a forgiving feel.

Underbite edges offer balance and precision, slingshotting you into and out of turns. In addition to this, the edge profile cuts in around the bindings, increasing the edge pressure at the contact points.

"Do it all, with plenty of grip and performance across the whole mountain."

Johnny: Castleford Store

NIDECKER

PLAY

Nidecker Play Nidecker play



  • Profile: Dir CamRock
  • Flex: Stiff
  • Base: Sintered

Built for progressing and no-worry turns, this is a great choice for a beginner who is looking for a full speced-out snowboard.

The board is a fully directional shape for effortless turns with a stiff tail aiding your exit from turns helping to keep speed. A gentle camber under the feet adds to the stability however a generous rocker at the tip and tail ensures it remains forgiving. The medium to soft flex adds further leeway allowing you to concentrate on learning technique without punishing mistakes.

A full-wood poplar core has been reinforced with beech at the nose and tail for high ollies and performance in turns. This board is finished off with a 5000 sintered base for effortless speed and durability.

"Easy turns, good edge hold and plenty of fun - a great snowboard for beginners on a budget."

Tom: Covent Garden Store

BATALEON

FUN KINK

Bataleon Fun Kink Bataleon Fun Kink



  • Profile: Camber/3BT
  • Flex: Soft
  • Base: Extruded

At home in the park or on the rest of the mountain, Bataleon have made a board that lives up to the fun in its name. Like all Bataleon snowboards it has the TBT base – camber pop with raised tip and tail edges for a catch-free ride.

The wood core has beech stringers running through the middle adding pop and a bi-ax glass layer on top for a forgiving ride. Along the bottom of the snowboard is an easy to maintain extruded base that has been upgraded to a high molecular weight for extra speed.

"TBT technology on a board that is built for fun!"

Matt: Tamworth Store

NIDECKER

ELLE

Nidecker Elle Niedecker Elle



  • Profile: CamRock
  • Flex: Soft
  • Base: Extruded

The Elle is a probably the best value for money snowboard on the market! You are really going to struggle to find a better snowboard than this for under £250.

It is a very easy ride with a directional shape facilitating effortless turns, the board also features a camrock profile which helps to avoid catching an edge. As your riding skills improve and you start to learn tricks there is still enough pop and performance in it to keep the hill super fun.

"A great board to learn, progress and develop on this beauty from Nidecker is a real steal."

Rachel: Bristol Store

YES

EMOTICON

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  • Profile: CamRock
  • Flex: Mid-Soft
  • Base: Extruded

This Transworld GOOD WOOD award winning board is the female version of the YES Basic. It is comfortable anywhere on the mountain whether you are learning back 1's in the park or cruising runs with friends it can do it all.

The slight camber under the bindings and gentle rocker at the tip and tail make for easy and forgiving turns at fast and slow speeds. Underbite edges provide plenty of grip in icy conditions, helping you to engage, hold and release from turns in a nice smooth action.

"A high-quality board that is packed with features at a very reasonable price!"

Bekki: Chester Store

Posted by: Pete F Tagged as: Snowboarding Equipment