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We liked the Custom Flying V last year but on the whole opinion was divided as to whether the Custom Flying V lived up to expectation. With the addition of the Squeezebox core profile the Custom Flying V will be receiving tons and awards and accolades this season because it’s a belter. Fun to ride, responsive and lively with stability and sure footed grip the Custom is King once again.
Read full Snowboard Review review of the Burton Custom Flying V 2012 Snowboard.
Watch Brain Farm’s latest release, the Art of Flight and bear-in-mind that Travis Rice was riding this snowboard when he filmed it! The Lib Tech Travis Rice is an all-mountain charger that tracks perfectly through the pipe, is snappy in and out of turns, glides in powder and fires off jumps like Evel Knievel on his Harley Davidson, minus the broken bones.
Read full Snowboard Review review of the Lib Tech Travis Rice Pro 2012 Snowboard.
After riding the Custom X last year I would have said that improving on it would have been next to impossible. It kicked out of turns like a Jackass on steroids and the grip on the slickest of hardback was mind blowing. For the 2011/12 season little change has been made to the Custom X, however the change that has been made is significant. Last year the Custom X had a positive core profile which meant that a constant core thickness was maintain between the bindings giving the board immense torsional stiffness, essential for vice-like edge hold. With the move to a Squeezebox profile the ride will have changed, but by how much… well you’ll have to read the review!
Read full Snowboard Review review of the Burton Custom X 2012 Snowboard.
It’s about time Lib Tech created the Attack Banana! It’s been a tough time choosing between the Skate Banana with the buttery soft and playful Banana profile and the TRS series with the more aggressive, responsive and lively C2 Banana profile. Now you can go straight down the middle and take the Attack Banana with its EC2 Banana profile, a halfway house between the two.
Read full Snowboard Review review of the Lib Tech Attack Banana 2012 Snowboard.
A popular choice for beginner and intermediate snowboarders, the K2 Raygun has all the features and board shape you’ll need for cruising the park, slashing the pow and charging the groomers.
Read full Snowboard Review review of the K2 Raygun 2012 Snowboard.
Enjoy some of Burton’s top of the range features in a snowboard that you can afford without phoning the bank manager and increasing your overdraft facilities first. The board has a V-rocker profile for playfulness and uses Burton’s frostbite edges to make sure there’s no unintentional sliding happening. Biaxial fibreglass is complimented with Jumper Cables for extra life and a rail ready tune and extruded base round of a competitively priced park and rail slayer that’ll satisfy beginner and intermediate freestylers.
Read full Snowboard Review review of the Burton Blunt 2012 Snowboard.
What’s left to say about the Skate Banana that hasn’t been said? 12months on SB-RV and it’s still the second most popular snowboard on the site, only just behind the mighty Burton Custom. The Skate Banana’s combination of Its loose and buttery Banana reverse camber profile and Magne-Traction edges mean that for freestylers who want a fun and forgiving snowboard that performs on an edge too it’s still one of the best snowboards out there.
Read full Snowboard Review review of the Lib Tech Skate Banana 2012 Snowboard.
Once upon a time the Nitro Team was the board to have, legends like Nicola Thost and Shin Campos endorsed it and every man, woman and grom wanted one. Now the Team is out of the limelight but boy-oh-boy does it perform! The Team is a light, technical and incredibly lively snowboard for strong intermediate riders through to pros focused on high speed freestyle riding.
Read full Snowboard Review review of the Nitro Team Gullwing 2012 Snowboard.
The Process Flying V is a medium/soft directional twin freestyle snowboard absolutely loaded with features giving it all-mountain capability. The Flying V profile is accompanied with Frostbite edges and triaxial glass for improved edge hold and Jumper Cables (Carbon stringers to you and I) in the cambered tail for extra pop as well as Burton’s Smooth Ride dampening system to mellow out an potentially bone shaking chunder.
Read full Snowboard Review review of the Burton Process Flying V 2012 Snowboard.
Burton has really got their graphics spot-on on their Restricted range of boards this season. The Mr Nice Guy is a twin shaped, cambered freestyle stick designed with the input of Keegan Valaika. It’s a responsive mid-flexing slopestyle board equally happy in the park as it is taking steep powder laden landings at mach10.
Read full Snowboard Review review of the Burton Mr Nice Guy 2012 Snowboard.
It won’t win any awards for performance but the Clash has always been held dear by the millions of people who have learnt to snowboard on one. Everything about the Clash is designed to make snowboarding easy for beginners, from the continuous rocker profile to the catch free Cruise Control factory tune and the versatile directional shape. If you can’t learn to snowboard on a Burton Clash you might have better luck with skiing.
Read full Snowboard Review review of the Burton Clash 2012 Snowboard.
The Burton Bullet takes the Clash’s features and shape, but increases the width a little to mid-wide status so that those gifted in the boot department can enjoy a fast learning snowboard experience too. The Bullet compliments the EZ-Rocker with 5mm of taper to make your first powder turns that little bit easier.
Read full Snowboard Review review of the Burton Bullet 2012 Snowboard.
Three years ago if somebody told you that you could ride park, pipe, piste and poder on one snowboard you would have probably laughed in their face. Now it’s completely possible and the One Magtek is one of the best at it. The One is an all-mountain directional twin with Rossignol’s All-Mountain Amptek profile and Magne-Traction edges that literally works on any terrain you can throw it at.
Read full Snowboard Review review of the Rossignol One Magtek 2012 Snowboard.
Well if you thought that Jones Snowboards was going to be a freeride one trick pony then you are sadly mistaken, the Jones arsenal includes an all mountain twin shaped snowboard appropriately named the Mountain Twin. Forest Shearer, Jonaven Moore and a load of up and comers have been putting time in on the Mountain Twin making sure it lives up to its name. For the 2011/12 season the Mountain Twin is available as a splitboard.
Read full Snowboard Review review of the Jones The Mountain Twin 2012 Snowboard.
The Riders Choice is the go-to all-mountain freestyle weapon in the GNU arsenal. This year the Riders Choice gets tweaked with the addition of an asymmetrical shape. The heelside sidecut radius is tighter than the radius on the toe edge to make cranking those tight heelside carves a little easier and making the board feel livelier as a result. The rest of the Riders Choice remains un-messed with, it has Mervin’s C2 Banana profile, Magne-Traction and Gnu Sintered 9900 Alloy Base.
Read full Snowboard Review review of the GNU Riders Choice 2012 Snowboard.
Some might say that last year’s SL was as good as it gets, the board certainly has a comprehensive fan club, but Never Summer found a few bits and pieces to tweak. Changes focus around the Custom Flight Core which has been profiled differently to reduce weight and increase pop. Other than that the SL remains pretty much the same, providing the powerful flex and damp all-mountain feel and performance it’s famous for, from pow to pipe the SL rips.
Read full Snowboard Review review of the Never Summer SL 2012 Snowboard.
It might be Ride’s entry level twin snowboard but our tester Aly Mac really liked it. With a centred stance, subtle Lowrize rocker and forgiving biaxial glass the Ride Agenda is a good choice for snowboarders getting into park riding on a budget but who also like to explore the mountain out of the confines of the terrain park. With the Agenda fun and versatility are the name of the game.
Read full Snowboard Review review of the Ride Agenda 2012 Snowboard.
The Carbon Credit Series’ heritage goes way back but the design is band up-to-date. Priced affordably the Carbon Credit has made a reputation for itself delivering freestyle performance and all-mountain versatility to beginners and intermediates. The Banana profile makes powder much easier than old camber designs and improves agility and playfulness in the park. If you spend most of your time cruising the groomers you’ll find the extra grip provided by the Magne-Traction edges a real highlight.
Read full Snowboard Review review of the GNU Carbon Credit Series 2012 Snowboard.
The Burton Barracuda is a fusion of the Supermodel and the Malolo, two classic boards that had perhaps passed their glory days. The Barracuda’s 15mm of taper, 50mm setback stance and S-Rocker will keep the Barracuda afloat even in the deepest drifts and the triax glass, Carbon I-Beam and directional flex will make the tail firm and stompy for big powder landings and endless pillow lines. Finally Burton have realised that big guys like to freeride too, sizes go up to 169cm with a 25.9cm waist which is designed for riders in the 210lbs+ weight range.
Read full Snowboard Review review of the Burton Barracuda 2012 Snowboard.
This year the Lib Tech TRS took home a Good Wood award. Good Wood testers tend to be park focused, they like a board to perform in all elements of freestyle riding from rails to pipe. More importantly the boards need to perform on little jibs for the many photographers to catch on film. If that’s your kind of riding take the biggest snowboarding publication in the World’s advice and buy a Total Ripper Series.
Read full Snowboard Review review of the Lib Tech TRS Total Ripper Series 2012 Snowboard.
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