Picking the Right Men’s Snowboard: It Can Be Done

Actually picking a snowboard can be a daunting task. Experience tells us that finding the right board really has to do with skill level and body size. Backcountry.Com has a great sizing guide. This guide will give you basic information about the different style of boards, and also help you determine the right size board.

Don’t let prices scare you. A good board is necessary for a quality experience (especially for beginners). The right size and strength are essential in making it possible to fly down a hill or rip in a half pipe. In order to try and alleviate some of the stress, I have combed the land and found three of the best men’s snowboards to turn any winter day into a day of extreme action:

#1. Best All-Around – The Burton Custom

– On sale: ProboardShop.com for $423.95 -reg. $529.95

– No name in Snowboarding is more trusted than Burton

– Each year Burton keeps the Custom at the forefront by offering new tech updates

– Key Features:

Effective Edge (cm): 115.25

Tip/Tail Width (cm): 28.9

Waist Width (cm): 24.8

Sidecut (m): 7.52

#2. Best Freestyle Snowboard – Forum Destroyer Chillydog

– On sale: ProBoardShop.com for $343.95 – reg. $429.95

– Rigid but with enough pop zones to make any terrain park feel your wrath

– Key Features:

Effective Edge(cm): 117.8

Tip/Tail Width(cm): 29.06

Waist Width(cm): 24.8

Sidecut(m): 7.69

#3. Best for Beginners – The Burton Twin

– On sale: ProBoardShop.com for $279.95 – reg. $399.95

– The price is a lot more friendly for someone new to the game

– Lightweight and strong chassis make this board flexible enough for easy mobility and rigid enough to pickup some speed

– Key Features:

Eff. Edge: 118.50

Waist Width: 25.20 cm

Nose/Tail Width: 29.52 cm

Sidecut: 7.53 m

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