As winter starts coming up, you are probably looking for the word to doing your favorite sport hobby that only comes for three months out the year- snowboarding. Your are also ready to look for the best, most reliable snowboards for the price. Below are the top 5 best snowboards for men.
5. 2010 Burton Custom ICS ($599.95)
This snowboard is a great all-mountain snowboard for beginners to advanced. It is very versatile due to it’s light swing weight and is durable due to it’s snappy wood core and top technology base. The Burton Custom is soft enough to butter and jib, yet it still turns quickly and holds an edge very well. The direction shape makes turning on the snowboard smooth enough to do well on almost any terrain. The Burton Custom also has a fast WFO sintered base to give you full quality performance for years to come. This board is great for anyone no matter what level you’re on and is a reliable board that you won’t need to replace for the next few years.
The Burton Custom ICS can be bought for $599.99 at search.the-house.com/
4. 2010 Arbor Element ($347.00)
The Arbor Element is a board made best for mountain cruising. It’s all season board is designed to feed the craving of fast performance. The Arbor’s directional shape helps keep this board stable at high speeds and its progressive side cut gives you easily initiated carves that respond well to aggressive riding. The Arbor Element’s structural Eldorado board, allows it to deliver perfect solid initiation, return, and control. The Arbor Element is the best board for intermediate riders and beyond.
The Arbor Element can be bought for $347.00 at www.rdcshop.com/products/2010-arbor-element-snowboard
3. 2010 Rome Mod ($550.00)
This High tech freestyle/park snowboard comes with all the standard features of most freestyle boards: blunted tip and tail, sintered base, Carbon Biax glass, and a 2-degree park bevel. The extras that come with the Rome Mod is the Z.tech reverse-V stringer technology and Centerline twin power amp, Mapping to increase pop, damping, and loveliness on edge without affecting your buttering ability, and impact plates to reduce the effect of heavy landing. Under the hood of the board, the Airpop Core Matrix is meshed with a new zylon-enhanced carbonized laminate; giving you the ability to flip from soft and mellow to crazy and maniacal. The Rome Mod is best for advanced to expert and can be bought for $550 at www.amazon.com/Rome-Mod-2011-Freestyle-Snowboard/dp/B003Z7W9X6/ref=sr_1_2
2. 2010 K2 Jibpan ($399.90)
If you’re looking for a soft buttery board purely for jibbing and hitting rails, then look no further because the K2 is the perfect one. The S-class technology on the Jibpan cuts down on board chatter and gives you a smoother ride. The K2 has an abundance of Carbon Fiber that makes this freestyling ride a lightweight and durable board. The best part about the K2 Jibpan is that it’s longer edge that allows you to drop down 5 cm without losing that stability of this longer board. The K2 Jibpan is for advanced snowboarders and costs around $399.90 at www.evo.com/outlet/snowboards/k2-jibpan-rocker-snowboard-2010.aspx
1. Lib-Tech Skate Banana ($489.00)
The Lib-Tech was designed to be the ultimate freestyle snowboard. It is designed with a reverse chamber- meaning that instead of the tip and tail touching the ground, the board looks more like a banana, with them up in the air while sitting on the ground. This is called Banana Technology. The Banana Technology gives you addede control between your feet and it has a very low spin weight that makes this board great on boxes and rails. The board’s Magnetraction technology gives it excellent edge hold on both ice and hard pack.
The Lib-Tech Skate Banana can be bought for $498.00 at www.kineticskateboarding.com/product_detail.cfm/SNOWBOARDS/Snowboard%20Decks/Lib%20Tech/Skate-Banana-BTX-Grey-2010-11/PID=19289