TOP FIVE ALL MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS 2017 2018 30/10/17
TOP FIVE ALL MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS 2017 2018
Whether it’s laps through the park, backcountry missions or surf-like carves on the piste - the modern-day resort is a giant playground with all kinds of terrain for riders to enjoy. To make the most of these amazing areas you are going to want a snowboard that performs well in all of them.
We have selected five our of favourite all mountain snowboards, that will do you proud - whatever bit of the mountain you are hitting.
Base: Sintered Type
The Typo combines performance and playfulness, utilising a Camrock profile, full poplar wood core, and bia-ax glass. This mix of traditional camber in the middle of the board and rocker at the nose and tail results in a hook-free, floaty ride that still delivers drive and power.
Perhaps one of the best boards of the last decade, the Jones Mountain Twin is back in it’s latest incarnation for the 2017 / 2018 season. This year the core has been re-worked to offer even more pop and durability with the addition of bamboo stringers. All the best features of previous boards have been kept including the blunt nose, progressive sidecut, and camrock profile. Add that all to their super-fast 7700 sintered base and fresh graphics and you have a board that more than lives up to its reputation.
Process Off Axis
The Process is ideal for those who like to lap the park and transition that riding style to the rest of the mountain. It has an off-axis set-up and squeeze-box core that aligns the board's properties and characteristics with that of a natural riding position. This asymmetrical construction produces an instinctive feel allowing the rider to enjoy any terrain.
Proto Type 2
Aimed at more experienced riders, the Proto Type 2 is packed full of tech and performance but still has a forgiving mid-flex. It comes with an asymmetrical twin shape for aggressive heel turns and makes use of a hybrid camber-rocker profile. Throw in a lightweight, core, bi-light carbon glass and carbon-stringers, and you get a powerful all mountain shredder.
Delivering one of the most versatile rides, there is, the Rumble fish is the perfect choice for any women who wants to slash, carve and jib their way across the mountain. A true twin freestyle shape and Rock Out camber (flat mid-section, camber underfoot, rockered ends) make the board playful, grippy and floaty all at once, for fun times on any terrain.
Posted by: Pete F