Expert Review: 2023 Roxy Breeze Snowboard [with Video]
Snowboard Expert Arielle Busch tested the 2023 Roxy Breeze snowboard on carving, freestyle, and freeride at Powder Mountain in Utah.
Curated Snowboard Expert Arielle Busch got her hands on the 2023 Roxy Breeze this spring and put it to the test at Powder Mountain in Utah. Check out how it performed in the carving, freestyle, and freeride categories, but consider the fact that each and every rider is different; if you have any questions about the Roxy Breeze or need recommendations on which board would be best for you, reach out to a Snowboard Expert here on Curated.
Before we get started, it's worth noting that Curated Experts are not sponsored by any brands. All of these reviews are completely unbiased.
What does Roxy claim about this board?
Roxy claims that the Breeze is an all-mountain board with a snappy, medium flex, ready to take on a variety of terrain on the entire mountain
What is your overall impression of this board?
My impressions of the Roxy Breeze were that I was pleasantly surprised. I tend to really like a full cambered profile board. This board's got rocker in between the feet and camber underneath the feet to give you that perfect hybrid profile.
How does it turn?
This board was just right in all of the different places that it needed to be right. It had enough pop, it had enough maneuverability. It was super easy to make turns on this thing. It was great in the trees.
How about edge hold?
I felt like the camber underneath the feet was strong enough to get me into some carves and they weren't weak carves. They were decently deep carves.
How does it perform at speed?
I wouldn't say that this board is gonna be your fastest board. There are going to be other profiles and other boards out there that are gonna be a little bit faster, but if you are someone who is getting into the sport, wants to get on their first deck and is looking for something that will help them progress, one that you're not going to grow out of too fast, this is going be a great board for you.
Could you speak about playfulness and pop?
The carbon underneath the feet also gave this board a little bit of pop. I was able to get it up in the air enough to help it be fun. I wouldn't necessarily recommend this board to a park rider who just likes to send it on every single jump and get all the air. You're definitely gonna have other boards out there that will be a little bit poppier,
Who would you recommend this board to?
I would say this board is perfect for my lady riders that have maybe taken a few lessons already, they've got their turns under their belt, and they're semi-decent snowboarders already, they're looking for that board that's gonna take them all over the mountain, let them explore everything. Whether it's on groomers, trees, maybe taking a couple laps through the park, and just have a board under their feet that is lively and energetic and playful that they can really have a blast on.
Who should avoid this board, there are better options for them out there?
If you are more of an advanced rider and looking for something that's faster, a little bit sendier, one you can get into those really, really deep carves, this board is not gonna be your jam.
Snowboards work differently for different types of riders. If you want help finding the right board for you, reach out to Arielle or any other Snowboard Expert here on Curated for free, personalized recommendations.