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- Arbor Foundation Rocker Snowboard · 2023
- Rossignol Circuit Snowboard
- Lib Tech Orca Snowboard · 2022
- Burton Process Flying V Snowboard · 2022
- Rossignol Gala Snowboard
- Burton Process Snowboard · 2022
- Arbor Formula Rocker Snowboard · 2022
- Salomon Huck Knife Snowboard · 2022
- Rossignol District Black Snowboard
- Rome Mechanic Snowboard · 2022
Arbor Foundation Rocker Snowboard · 2023
The Arbor Foundation Snowboard is a medium flex board that is ideal for hitting whatever features you can find on the mountain and the grip tech underfoot ensures you have control when you need it. This classic, all-around, all-mountain board has a parabolic rocker that is ideal for a surfy ride, natural float, and buttery turns and spins! This board will cruise the groomers and ride the park with ease.
The Arbor Foundation Snowboard is a medium flex board that is ideal for hitting whatever features you can find on the mountain and the grip tech under foot ensures you have control when you need it. This classic, all-around, all-mountain board has a parabolic rocker that is ideal for a surfy ride, natural float, and buttery turns and spins!
A high-quality do-it-all board. System Rocker profile so it is shaped like a "banana" and the points of contact are between your feet. Easy to turn and playful. Great for cruising groomers and riding park. GripTech for added edge hold on those icy days.
Rossignol Circuit Snowboard
3/10 softer all-mountain board. Directional shape and flex to make riding powder a lot easier or getting more power into the board when riding your regular direction. The Circuit has a 20/40 camber profile in between the bindings for stability and rocker underfoot to the ends, which makes this board more playful. AmpTek Auto-Turn profile is great for learning without catching edges. The 2cm setback helps you get that extra lift in the powder.
This board is designed for progressing the beginners into intermediate riders. Loaded with technology, like Amp-tech auto turn which will give you a catch-free ride as you hug harder turns. 3/10 flex to stay soft and nimble enough for jibs in the park. All-around great board for the price.
Lib Tech Orca Snowboard · 2022
As you can see in the name, this board is a predator. Designed by world-renowned freerider, Travis Rice, the Orca rips through powder and cuts up groomers like there's no tomorrow. The pop on this board is rather powerful so if you want to take flight, look no further. The rocker underside adds stability and quick turn initiation. Also it has magne-traction that allows for amazing edge hold.
Burton Process Flying V Snowboard · 2022
All-mountain twin, soft flexing designed for all-mountain freestyle riding. Mark McMorris' Board! High performance with loads of pop. Soft flexing but very stable with lightweight construction. Shines in the park, but versatile to ride all over the mountain. The Flying V profile is a hybrid rocker camber, with rocker in between the bindings and camber under foot. You get a playful easy turning ride, with some camber for pop and precision. Also comes in camber profile for better carving, pop, and stability at speed.
Beginner’s to advanced riders alike will like this board! The hybrid rocker features rocker zones between and outside of your feet and camber underneath which give this board a playful feel while being stable and super poppy at the same time! This board is a true twin in shape so you can take it into the park and jib, spin, stomp, and butter like a pro! If you are a beginner, you can feel confident no matter which way you are facing!
While this board is built for anyone, advanced riders will make this all around TANK in the park shine. The rocker is on the inside and outside of the feet to make this board float while the camber zones are beneath the feet for added pop and control on turns. The flying V has been a classic in burtons line and is always a good tool to have in your arsenal.
Rossignol Gala Snowboard
3/10 Softer all-mountain board. Directional shape and flex to make riding powder a lot easier or getting more power into the board when riding your regular direction. AmpTek Auto-Turn profile is great for learning without catching edges. It has just a little camber in the between the bindings for stability and the rest is rocker from underfoot to the ends, which makes this board more playful and easy to learn on.
It's an all-mountain board at heart with a soft flex perfect for starting out. You get the best of both worlds with this board. It has a camber profile between the bindings and rocker at the tip and tail. The camber allows for great edge hold while the rockers keeps you afloat in powder and allows for catch-free turn initiation.
Burton Process Snowboard · 2022
- Fresh snow, old snow, terrain park snow..it would even ride across a street or two if you wanted to hit some urban rails.
- The Process does everything and does it well. True Twin, PurePop, medium flexing and it will be at home from Aspen to Alpine Meadows.
I mean this is Mark McMorris's board of choice, need I say more? It is not overly stiff, so it will allow you to play in the glades all day long making quick turns. Also super playful for any jibbing you may want to do.
Arbor Formula Rocker Snowboard · 2022
A great all-mountain board that beginners to intermediate riders will enjoy. Full rocker profile makes this board a breeze to turn at any speed. It has a medium flex which has enough flex to be turnable and forgiving, but stable enough to point it downhill when necessary. Grip-Tech edges provide great edge hold on firm days. All at a great price! A great board for any all- mountain rider. It can go from park to steeps to trees to groomers.
All-around, an incredible board to cruise groomers, rip park and enjoy the entire mountain. Rocker profile, 5/10 flex. Directional twin for ultimate float on pow days. Grip-Tech edge technology increases grip on firm or icy snow. Fully loaded board! Fast sintered base!
Salomon Huck Knife Snowboard · 2022
This board is one Salomon's biggest sellers, and for good reason - it excels in the park and rewards expertise but doesn't punish the rider working their way up the learning curve. Built with Quad Camber for pop and energy without the sometimes taxing demands of full camber, and with a medium stone structured sintered base for speed without suction, the Huck Knife is the multi-tool you seek.
Rossignol District Black Snowboard
Softer flex (3/10 on soft to stiff scale) which is easy to control and forgiving on sketchy landings. It makes it nice and flexy on the rails. True twin so it'll ride the same either direction! Will be nice for butters too with its flex. Strong extruded base. Rocker/camber/rocker profile gives it some extra pop and stability, plus a little bit of extra float in pow!
The Rossignol District Black is a soft-flexing, playful freestyle board that rocks on blues groomers and sending it in the park. It's an easy-going, fun-oriented board. With a camber/rocker hybrid profile, this board gives you the best of both worlds, and allows you to have some fun buttering on the nose and tail while having additional float in powder if needed!
The District Black offers an affordable price for an amazing deck that is built to handle the entire mountain! Rossi cores are made with 100% sustainably harvested wood. Twin freestyle flex adds pop and balance for enhanced board control. AmpTek Auto-Turn rocker profile to help you float!
Rome Mechanic Snowboard · 2022
Figure out how to snowboard and then show everyone up with your skills. The Rome Mechanic Snowboard is an approachable true-twin board designed to help you progress. An impact base is super durable while a poplar StopCore provides much-needed responsiveness when you're getting used to the snow. Plus, flat camber underfoot makes initiating turns a dream on groomers and beyond. Before you know it you'll be hitting the park and smashing side hits and the Rome Mechanic Snowboard will be with you through it all.
An impact base is super durable while a poplar StopCore provides much-needed responsiveness when you're getting used to the snow. Plus, flat camber underfoot makes initiating turns a dream on groomers and beyond. Bamboo in the core to keep this board snappy! Before you know it you'll be hitting the park and smashing side hits and the Rome Mechanic Snowboard will be with you through it all. Softer flex with a rocker/flat/rocker profile.
A perfect board for perfecting the craft. Whatever you want to do the the mountain the Mechanic will get you to it and through it! It's an all mountain ripper that sits on a rocker/flat/rocker base. With a true twin shape you'll be comfortable regular or switch! The medium flexing shape will give you enough edge hold and provide a confident and growth inspired ride!
Rome Warden Snowboard · 2021
Camber underfoot and rocker out in the tip and tail, this is a slightly directional shredder that will sling out of groomer carves with power. Highly versatile directional twin designed for the hard charger yet playful enough for buttering and popping off side hits!
Park laps, groomers, side hits, you name it, the Warden can rip it. Killer mid-flex all-mountain rig from Rome, this one gives you a rocker at the tips and camber in between the inserts providing tons of response when you need it, but can keep things mellow if you so desire. Combined with a directional twin shape you get tons of stability while still being able to approach stuff switch.
Directional twin, mid-flexing deck designed for all-mountain destruction! Positive camber profile, carves hard, slays pow, and has a nice flex for fresstyle fun. Turns the resort into your playground!
Salomon Pulse Snowboard · 2022
Ideal for beginner to intermediate riders looking for a high-quality board to take their riding to the next level. It has a friendly all-mountain flex and profile that make carving and cruising around very approachable. Rocker in the tip and tail and camber between the feet is the go-to modern all-mountain profile for maximum edge hold and ease of turn initiation and forgiveness. This will be easy to manipulate edge to edge and will not buck you or catch an edge very easily. Designed for progression, this is a great option if you want to expand your riding to more terrain.
A versatile entry-level board, designed to facilitate progression. A directional twin, soft flexing, all-mountain freestyle feel. A flat-out camber profile and Bite Free Edges make this board very forgiving and less likely to catch an edge. A great board for someone just getting into the sport or looking for a quality constructed board that won't break the bank!
K2 Raygun Pop Snowboard · 2022
An awarding-winning all-mountain board that comes at a killer price for the quality construction and versatility. Directional. Hybrid camber profile, provides tons of versatility, carves well, and has a playful nimble feel for playing around the groomer and riding the trees. Carbon Stringers in the tips provide extra pop and stability through choppy terrain, reducing chatter. This board is designed for the resort rider who is doing a bit of it all.
This is a great board for the intermediate to advanced rider looking for something that will drive confidence for the rider that wants to cruise with confidence. This has a solid 3 year warranty.
K2 First Lite Snowboard · 2022
Soft-flex, all-mountain, true twin, Rocker/Flat/Rocker all of these things make this board a PERFECT beginner board! It allows for a catch-free ride that will allow you to gain confidence in turning with minimal fear of breaking a tailbone, by featuring a catch-free tune exclusive to K2! This board is super forgiving of any and all mistakes that could possibly be made by both beginner and advanced riders alike!
It has a forgiving twin rocker profile, which is ideal for beginner-intermediate riders. It's built with a full aspen core, biax glass laminates, and a durable extruded base designed to last for numerous seasons of wear and tear.
Ride Twinpig Snowboard · 2022
Park, deep carves on the groomers, side hits and steeper terrain. Sidewalls are made of skateboard wheel urethane for vibration dampening and durability. Great for butters and jibs.
Just about everything but heli-drops in AK, great in the park too.
Rome Warden Snowboard · 2022
Park laps, groomers, side hits, you name it, the Warden can rip it. Mid-flex, slightly directional shredder that will sling out of groomers & carves with power. Versatile enough for the hard charger yet playful enough for buttering and popping off side hits! Rocker in the tips, camber underfoot for power & control.
The stomp core by Rome is a 100% poplar core, their most stable and predictable deck! This is heightened by bamboo hotrods milled into the nose and tail of the board, keeping it playful and poppy. The Powerslide base is made of upgraded extruded material, keeping it faster and more durable! A medium stiff flex is stable enough to be predictable, and soft enough to not wear you out all day!
K2 Standard Snowboard · 2022
This is the ideal beginner board that's durable enough to follow boarders in their progression to the intermediate level. Make no mistake though, this board doesn't lack on performance by any means. It has a directional rocker profile that's very playful.
Ride Wildlife Snowboard · 2022
A freerider's dream deck, a mid to softer flex with a big rockered nose, gives you tons of float in the deep goods, but tons of response everywhere else to ensure the untouched and rougher terrain is your ultimate plaything. A bit damper of a ride to be able to cushion the rougher riding the Wildlife is intended for, you can't go wrong if you want to turn it up to 11 out on the mountain with the Wildlife!
This board was built with the all-mountain voyager in mind. Whether you are ripping steeps, exploring the trees, carving on groomers, or popping off of side hits; this rig will take you through it. With a solid medium flex, a directional taper, and a hybrid camber profile, there isn't much that the Wildlife can't do.
K2 Lime Lite Snowboard · 2022
This is a true twin so it can be ridden in either direction and will feel the same either way. It has a medium flex with a rocker/camber/rocker profile that makes this board stable for all-terrain with good edge hold. It has some pop, nice edge hold, and extra float in pow.
Lib Tech Dynamiss Snowboard
- Aggressive, high-performance snowboarding.
- The directional nose, slightly tapered tail, and poppy Aspen/Paulownia core make this an awesome board for any terrain.
- Magne-Traction ensures that no matter the conditions you will be able to confidently and comfortably hold an edge.
Roxy Glow Flt Snowboard · 2021
An excellent forgiving entry-level deck from Roxy! Great to progress on. A catch free edge with a flat profile will help you get comfortable all over the mountain this season, plus it's a true twin so it'l be easy to ride switch if needed.
The Roxy is another soft flexing board that will provide a great learning experience! This board will make the learning process easy to get through and keep you coming back for more!
Constructed with a flat profile and a catch free edge to provide stability while cruising down the slopes. Overall balanced board built for enhancing your skills on the mountain.
Burton Ripcord Snowboard · 2023
Solid deck for progressing on, with its flat profile, you'll get a catch-free ride so you get tons of room for freedom of trying new things and keeping your confidence levels up! The softer flex gives you a ton of opportunities to get jibby in the park if you so desire but keeps the ride as a whole, mellow. Not much this deck won't be able to do all over the mountain.
Rossignol Revenant Snowboard
This board is extremely well balanced, you will feel sturdy all over the mountain. Designed with a directional twin shape and a stiff flex, this deck is ideal for riders who like to put the pedal to the floor and head down the mountain. Has a stiff flex, 7/10, so it's got plenty of stability.
Salomon Assassin Snowboard · 2021
This board is the a quiver killer. If you want a board that does it all, the Assassin is for you! It will keep you shredding on groomer days, in the pow and inspire you to send steeper and scarier lines!
The whole mountain will be your playground. This board is easily one of the best all mountain boards on the market. This board gives the rider the ability to hit big backcountry features.
The camrock profile, directional twin shape, and stiffish flex makes the Assassin a versatile freestyle board that thrives in the park and the powder.
Salomon Dancehaul Snowboard · 2022
Ride Heartbreaker Snowboard · 2022
Rocker dominant profile but with some camber so it's forgiving without sacrificing response or performance. Amazing dampening Slimewalls and a lightweight nimble core. Great board from park to peak!
Rome Stale Crewzer Snowboard · 2021
Tracking all around the mountain! If you're lapping it up in the park or bombing down hills to your favorite apres ski joint, this board does it all. Pop Core makes it light and snappy and also adds in Twin Single Carbon Hotrods to the tip and the tail for added snap.
The Crewzer provides ridders with a really fun flex, great carving, and a stable ride at higher speeds. It's a great board for people looking to be in the park as well as using the whole mountain as a playground!
A great daily driver that can handle anything you throw at it. Very playful and fun flex with a retro-inspired tip and tail shape. Perfect for party laps with your buddies and ripping the whole mountain!
Rossignol Jibsaw Snowboard
The Jibsaw Snowboard is a true twin board built for intermediate-advanced riders who push the limits of freestyle creativity all over the mountain. From the terrain park to the trees, the Jibsaw delivers stability, power, and playfulness to confidently charge anything in its path. Even in icy and hardpacked snow conditions, the serrated edges provide added bite to ensure reliable edge hold that won't slip out. This one is a real park slayer that will prove itself time and time again!
Ride Benchwarmer Snowboard · 2022
Any all-mountain or freestyle rider that is on the aggressive side will love what this board brings to the table. It is fast, has soooo much pop, and really snaps out of turns. A nice, and stiff twin for the riders that like to get after it in the park, or anywhere else on the resort. A mostly camber board with rocker in the tip, and tail. That combined with its stiffer flex gives this board all the control, pop, and stability any aggressive rider would love, but can still turn in tight spaces. Double impact plates, carbon stringers, and a stone ground sintered base, this board is loaded with tech that is normally in boards that are normally $650+. This is a really strong board that should hold up really well for heavier riders.
It has impact plates to make the board much stronger and more resistant to breaks. The traditional camber makes it great for all-mountain riding. This is an asymmetrical twin with a different heelside and toeside radius to help with carving and balance. This one is more geared towards the park and is built to be lightweight and extra strong.
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