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Best Powder Snowboards For 2020

Best Powder Snowboards For 2020
11 February 2020

When you’re talking about snowboarding, not much else beats ripping a few turns in fresh snow with your buddies. Powder specific snowboards are going to give you extra float, manoeuvrability and basically make your time in the backcountry more fun.

BURTON

Women's Day Trader Snowboard

Burton Women's Day Trader Snowboard

  • Directional Flat Top
  • Dualzone EGD
  • FrostBite Edges
  • FSC Certified Super Fly 700g Core
  • Women Specific Tri-Ax Glass
  • Balanced Freeride Geometry
  • Sintered Base
  • Stiffness 5.5/10

This Burton team favourite combines a fully directional shape with early rise rocker in the nose for effortless float and control in deep snow.

Inside the core you’ll find a various stronger and lighter woods targeted to specific areas of the core; providing pop, strength, and reduced weight for the perfect balance of performance and rider-friendly feel.

On top of the core, Burton’s women-specific tri-ax glass helps increase strength as well as powering up the board without it feeling overly aggressive, helping you ride steep and aggressive lines.

This board also performs well on groomers utilising Frostbite edges for strong and stable grip; allowing you enjoy the ride till you find the deep stuff.


Lib Tech

Men's T Rice Orca Snowboard

Lib Tech Men's T Rice Orca Snowboard

  • Directional
  • C2 Hybrid Rocker/Camber
  • Magne Traction Sidecut
  • 75% Aspen/25% Paulownia core
  • Tri-Ax/Bi-Ax Glass
  • Birch Internal Sidewalls
  • Sintered Base
  • Stiffness 6/10

T.rices’ Orca was one of the most liked boards that we reviewed at last year’s board test.

This short and wide fish-style board utilises state of the art design to deliver a truly stunning ride in powder. It’s large surface area and hybrid profile give amazing lift while the aggressive Magne Traction sidecut ensures that it stays nimble underfoot.

Internally, the core is a mix of poplar and lightweight paulownia with birch stringers parallel to the sidecut. This results in the perfect balance of pop and power with a more freestyle friendly overall feel.     


Jones

Men's Flagship Snowboard

Jones  Men's Flagship Snowboard

  • New Directional Shape
  • 3D Base Contour 3.0
  • Progressive Sidecut
  • Power V Basalt Stringers
  • New FLAX and Bi-Ax Fibreglass
  • New Control Core
  • Sintered 9900 base
  • Stiffness 8/10

It’s called the Jones Flagship for good reason with this board setting the standard in freeride snowboards.

A directional rocker profile blends an extended rocker zone at the nose with set-back camber between the inserts and a shorter rocker at the tail. It allows for effortlessly float in powder while remaining powerful and dynamic ride on hardpack terrain.

The shorter rocker at the tail when combined with the stiffer flex helps create a more responsive and stable feel at the back of the board while increasing power out the back of the turn.

Poplar stringers with lightweight paulownia at a ratio of 2:1 along with flax and basalt stringers create a responsive yet lightweight core that delivers the perfect balance of performance and feel.


Ride

Men's Berzerker Snowboard

Ride  Men's Berzerker Snowboard

  • Tapered Directional
  • Roll In Construction
  • Performance Woodcore
  • Slimewalls
  • Tri-Ax Glass/Bi-Ax Glass
  • Carbon Slimerods 2.0
  • 4000 Sintered Base
  • Stiffness 8/10

Built around a fully directional freeride shape and utilising some of Ride’s most advanced design and construction, this unique and powerful snowboard is a must for experienced freeride snowboarders.

It comes with blunt tips and tail for easy turns and a directional hybrid camber profile that places an extended rocker at the front of the board, for float, while retaining traditional camber in the tail for a responsive, poppy and dynamic feel through the turn.

The tapered and directional shape gives extra volume to the nose for those deep days and high strength aspen, poppy bamboo and lightweight Paulownia, provide the perfect balance of strength, power and weight.


YES

Men's Hybrid Snowboard

Yes Hybrid

  • Directional
  • CamRock 1-4-1
  • Tapered UnderBite Edges
  • Directional Flex
  • Poplar/Paulownia/Bamboo
  • Tri-Ax Glass
  • True Sintered Base
  • Stiffness 7/10

A surf-inspired ride, the Yes Hybrid combines the advanced wide nose profile of the legendary 420 with the state of the art tapered UnderBite outline of the Pick Your Line.

By adding a shorter, fuller nose profile which swaps length for volume, the Hybrid delivers massive levels of float in the pow.

Back on the piste, the Underbite technology increases the sidecut as you progress down the board to the tail. Resulting in solid edge hold and powerful drive out of turns.

It comes with a hybrid CamRock profile for lift and control just when you need it. And the combo of poplar with bamboo and paulownia stringers creates a lightweight yet powerful and responsive board.