Curated Experts make sure to take each snowboarder's budget into account every time they make recommendations. This list brings together their top recommendations for snowboards under $200. Want a more personalized fit? Don't forget to chat with a Snowboard Expert here on Curated for free advice and recommendations on the best board for your needs.
- K2 Vandal Youth Snowboard · 2022
- Nidecker Micron Merc Youth Snowboard · 2022 · 140 cm
- Burton Chicklet Snowboard
- Salomon Grail Snowboard · Kids' 2023
- Salomon Oh Yeah Grom Snowboard · 2022
- Salomon Sleepwalker Grom Regular Snowboard
- Salomon Grace Snowboard · Kids' 2023
- Head JR. Rowdy Snowboard · 2021
K2 Vandal Youth Snowboard · 2022
Ideal for the young grom who wants to get better in the park and have a high-quality, freestyle-focused deck to take it to the next level. Soft 3/10 flex and rocker in the tip and tail make it ideal for jibbing and park playfulness. Enough capability for floating in deeper snow and cruising all-mountain, but it shines in freestyle.
Nidecker Micron Merc Youth Snowboard · 2022 · 140 cm
The pint size version of the Merc for the groms, a little softer mid flex and freestyle camrock makes things super forgiving and easy to lock down turns whether they're riding their natural stance or dialing in their switch riding with it's true twin shape. Has 3D Sidekick at the wider points of the board making it a little easier to rip through powder on those deep days, that paired up with a Freestyle Camrock profile giving a flat section in between the inserts and rocker to the nose and tail makes this great for entry level to intermediate riders looking to dial things in or just want a really park friendly board.
A smaller version of the full size Merc dubbed the Micron Merc. True twin with a soft flex, this board will allow you to progress and navigate any new terrain and skills you're looking to learn, including park and switch. It features the Freestyle Camrock profile with flat between the feet for stability and rocker underfoot to tip and tail to make your turns easier and with fewer edge catches. 3D Sidekick technology helps you float in powder.
Burton Chicklet Snowboard
The Chicklet is an awesome board to learn on, with Burton quality that will last. The flat profile and catch-free design makes learning turns easier, and the twin shape means it rides and feels the same both ways.
The twin shape is ideal for helping them figure out which foot they like to lead on. Beveled edges make it almost impossible for them to catch an edge on too!
Salomon Grail Snowboard · Kids' 2023
Salomon's top-selling lil grom entry-level board. Twin-shaped, soft flexing, featuring Salomon's Bowl Skate Base made for easy turning with bite-free edges to reduce catching an edge. All-mountain board, great for exploring the whole resort with a smile on your lil ones face!
Salomon Oh Yeah Grom Snowboard · 2022
Salomon Sleepwalker Grom Regular Snowboard
All-mountain freestyle deck that rips! Playful forgiving flex with a rockout camber hybrid profile. This profile gives you best of both worlds in edge hold and response. True twin shape so you can progress your switch riding and play in the terrain park.
The true twin shaped Sleepwalker Grom is focused on park and features Rock Out Camber for a mix of forgiveness, edge control and a Popster Construction for more boost off the lip. BiteFree Edges take the slams out of learning new tricks.
Salomon Grace Snowboard · Kids' 2023
This one is a little beveled to keep those edges up for you so you don't have to warry about catching. Flay all the way so itll hold up as you get better. Great beginner progression board.
Head JR. Rowdy Snowboard · 2021
The Head Jr. Rowdy is the perfect option for a less expensive board to get a new rider out on the mountain! Soft and forgiving, this board is ideal for the progressing rider!
Beginner youth looking for a smooth board easy to learn on! Rocker shape is playful and very great for learning how to turn and carve.
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