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Best Powder Snowboards For 2021

Best Powder Snowboards For 2021
11 November 2020

Photo credit: Andrew Miller | Rider: Chris Christenson

Although the winter season may look different this year, nothing will stop us from clinging to the hope of experiencing those blissful powder days again in 2021. If you love floating on fresh snow just as much as we do, check out the list below for our top new powder specific snowboards.


Jones

Storm Chaser

Jones Storm Chaser Snowboard

  • Christenson Surf Rocker
  • FSC Bamboo Surf Core
  • Progressive Sidecut
  • Eco Plastic Topsheet
  • Flipflop Base
  • Rounded Recycled Edges
  • Sintered 8000 Base
  • Stiffness 9/10

Thanks to the surf-inspired rocker profile and base contours developed by legendary surfboard shaper Chris Christenson, Jones's Storm Chaser 2021 delivers an explosively fast powder rocket that packs insane float into such a nimble, short board.

The innovative swallowtail shape offers outstanding levels of float in pow while its unique geometry delivers a level of carving performance that is nothing short of remarkable.

With its ultra-wide waist width and 3D Contour Base 4.0, the Storm Chaser increases the float of the short running length while the Surf Rocker profile pops the nose even further out of the snow when you rock into a bottom turn.

Storm Chaser is ideal for advanced to expert riders who want a powerful powder board that can put it down on groomers.


Lib Tech

T Rice Orca

Lib Tech T Rice Orca Snowboard

  • Directional
  • C2x Hybrid Rocker/Camber
  • 75% Aspen/25% Paulownia core
  • Magne Traction Sidecut
  • Eco-Sublimated Poly Top Sheet
  • Whale Tail
  • Sintered Base
  • Stiffness 6/10

Lib Tech T Rice Orca 2021 is the perfect combination of pow ripping performance and resort slashing versatility.

Hailing from within Lib-Tech's unique expriMENTAL collection, this high-performance short/wide directional board combines state of the art design and manufacturing to deliver truly stunning performance.

Unlike the majority of its competitors, the Orca is one board you'd be happy to ride all day and every day, thanks to its advanced shape, versatile C2 Banana Technology and new for 2021 HP construction.

The Orca is brilliant for expert riders who want to enjoy the unique ride feel of short/wide boards both in the pow and on the piste.


Bataleon

Surfer

Bataleon Surfer Snowboard

  • Swallow Directional Shape
  • Traditional Camber
  • Ultralight Core
  • Pow 3BT with SideKicks
  • Air Ride
  • Directional Flex
  • Hyperglide S Base
  • Stiffness 5/10

With its unique combination of state of the art design and classic powder board philosophy, the Bataleon Surfer 2021 is one of the most technically complex snowboards ever produced.

The distinctive wide nose and narrow swallow design of the Surfer have completely redefined powder board performance; however, what makes it stand out compared to other boards in this category is the way that it handles groomers.

Thanks to its advanced geometry and exaggerated 3BT base profile, the Surfers performance out and about on the mountain is nothing short of remarkable. Ride this board for just one day, especially a powder day, and you’ll realise that you just can’t put a price on how good it is.

Surfer is the board of choice for experienced riders who are looking for the ultimate in off-piste performance combined with a mind-bending ride on the piste.


YES

20/20

Yes 20/20 Snowboard

  • 3D Powder Hull
  • Twin Powder Hull
  • Camber
  • Weightless Core
  • Coreless 3D Profile
  • Twin Flex
  • Sintered Base
  • Stiffness 7/10

Backcountry freestyle riders' dream, the YES 20/20 Snowboard has been re-engineered for the 2021 season to not only deliver exceptional performance in pow but to kill it over the rest of the mountain as well.

When they first launched the YES 20/20, it's no exaggeration to say that it completely changed the way snowboarders approached backcountry snowboarding. For the first time, riders had the opportunity to step up to a true twin shape that allowed them to push the boundaries of backcountry freestyle.

With a fully revised 3D Coreless construction and advanced MidBite edge profile, YES has created a unique snowboard that once again revolutionises snowboard performance, but this time it revolutionises it everywhere.

20/20 is perfect for freestyle riders looking for the ultimate combo of powder, park and piste performance.


Ride

Psychocandy

Ride Women's Psychocandy Snowboard

  • Tapered Directional
  • Performance Wood Core
  • Tapered Bi-Radial Sidecut
  • Topless Topsheet
  • Roll In Construction
  • Double Impact Plates
  • 4000 Sintered Base
  • Stiffness 7/10

Inspired by the game-changing Warpig, the Ride women's Psychocandy 2021 snowboard is built around a compact volume shifted directional shape, defying traditional snowboard design conventions to deliver a unique board that has you rethinking your whole riding experience.

From charging groomers to hitting up backcountry powder stashes, Physocandy’s unique shape dispatches it all with ease. Key to this game-changing performance is the combination of volume shifted shape and class-leading construction.

The short, wide, tapered directional chassis with bi-radial sidecut is perfectly matched to Ride’s powerful and responsive Carbon Array 5 construction. This innovative design and high-end construction deliver a responsive and dynamic snowboard that gives a unique and mind-blowing riding experience, no matter what or where you ride.

Psychocandy is aimed at avanced to expert riders who are looking for a high-performance freeride board.