Best Snowboards 2013
The season's rip-roaringest boards look good and ride even better
In just a few short years, rocker in snowboards has transitioned from revolutionary to industry standard. Manufacturers are now focused on fine-tuning board performance, often integrating rocker and camber together and adjusting flex patterns to suit. Boardmakers are constantly tweaking shapes and adding edge-ability via technologies like Magne-Traction. The splitboard market continues to grow as well—we highlight three of them here—with nearly 50 models available for Winter 2013. In addition to the growth in backcountry snowboarding, there’s a solid crop of boards designed to do it all, and at a high level. So, many of the decks featured here fall into that category—a single board for all terrain and snow conditions. Enjoy the ride.
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