The mountains are open and the 2013/2014 snowboard season is in full swing, now is the perfect time to start thinking about what snowboard you will use to make this year truly unforgettable. We have gathered 14 of the most powerful planks primed to pillage parks and powder alike. From tip to tail here are the top 14 snowboards for 2014…
The K2 Ultra Dream is your greatest powder fantasy come true. The Tweekend tips and Hybritech construction team up to make this all-mountain monster a force to be reckoned with all over the hill, especially when the snow is deep.
Lib Tech only employs wizards, because every board that they conjure is purely magical. The Lib Tech Banana Magic HP Snowboard has removed the limits placed on the sport by traditional design methods as it features Horsepower Construction, a beautiful blend of rocker/camber, Magne-Traction gripping abilities, a super fast base, and an aggressive flex that delivers superb stability and response.
If it’s freaky freestyle skills you crave, look no further than the Lib Tech TRS. Highly versatile and able to crush everything from the park to the backcountry, this year’s TRS knows no boundaries.
Gnu has pumped out a cast of sticks for this season that are bound to dominate. The Gnu Forest Space Case PTX is primed for floating the pow and jibbing everything in sight thanks to its asymmetrical shape and freestyle attitude.
With something for everyone, the Gnu Carbon Credit BTX puts progression in your hands and banana technology between your feet. And the Gnu Women’s B-Pro is everything a ferocious feminine rider could want in a quiver-killing shredcicle. One of the best things about all Mervin models is that they are handmade in the Pacific Northwest by real snowboarders.
What is a “best of snowboarding” list without the Burton name? Devouring everything the mountain dishes out, the Burton Custom Flying V comes packed with all the features and excellence you need to unleash true performance.
Every time you mount the Burton Trick Pony you will enjoy a well-balanced, forgiving ride that comes in a rockered twin shape with a medium flex. If you think you’ve seen the Burton Women’s Déjà vu before, it’s because you have, but it is back again and better than ever for another season of pure destruction.
Riding where it wants, whenever it wants, the Salomon Villain takes no prisoners as it slays each feature with a skate-like feel that boasts magnificent maneuverability and a thrash rating that is through the roof.
On the other side of the spectrum, the Salomon Women’s Gypsy is a kind spirit that enables you spin, press, and pop your way around the hill with a playful style that you can’t help but love.
Revolutionizing the way we think about riding, the Slash Paxson snowboard brings a fresh lineup of style and technology to the mountain this year. It has done away with all this rocker/camber talk and taken an approach that stays flat through the entire base. Versatile, forgiving, and perfect for those who love freestyle riding, the Slash Paxson is blowing the doors off the snowboarding world.
If you want to kiss moguls and lift lines goodbye, consider the Jones Solution Splitboard. This bad boy gives you access to worlds of unexplored backcountry terrain as it gets you up and down with precision and power. Transform those dream runs into a legit reality with the Jones Solution Splitboard.
Now that you’ve taken a gander, all that’s left to do is choose the one that is going to help you fulfill your destiny as Master of the Mountain.
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