2018-2019 Top Snowboard picks for Powder, All Mountain and Freestyle
Today more than ever before it’s tough to find one board that excels above the rest in the three categories of Powder, Park and Freestyle riding. We hand picked and tested several 2018-2019 snowboards over the last season and we’ve chosen the top 3 in each category. We really feel the boards listed here will serve you well in each category.
Never Summer snowboards are bound to perform great anywhere, we really feel the Shaper Twin and Big gun are exceptional in powder. You can take the Never Summer shaper twin and the Ride WarPig anywhere but we give them both high marks for quick maneuverability and float in powder. The Big Gun is just a powder demon that you’ll want in your quiver for those deep days.
All three of these boards can handle everything from pow days to park laps and they all can surely carve up any terrain like a knife through soft butter. The Terry Kidwell RT2 is amazing to carve. I will say that the Kwon and the Invasion may easily transfer over to your freestyle board as well, but don’t be fooled they will keep you smiling all over the mountain in any condition.
The Proto Type Two is my (Chris) go to board for everything, I would ride this board anywhere but I absolutely still love the pop, flex and control it provides on park features. The Academy Propaganda has sparked my interest into what a zero camber board can do on rails and in the park. It makes you giggle like a kid similarly to when you had brain freeze from that Slurpie from 7-eleven, maybe that was just me though. It’s just forgiving and very fun! The Dealer’s Choice from SIMS has a fun shape and rules the park like a locomotive, with it’s micro-camber and rocker tip and tail it just feels good in the park and all over the mountain too.
Thanks for taking a look at our top picks for 2018-2019! Check out our YouTube channel for all of our snowboard reviews to see many more amazing snowboards coming out for the 2018-2019 season!