If you’re looking for a playful ride inside or outside of the park, you need a good snowboard. Whether you’re just starting out or you are already capable of catching some serious airtime, we’ve got you covered.
Whatever tricks you like to do – simple jibs or lofty airs – use our handy guide to the best park snowboards. Any one of these top picks will have you ready to hit the slopes or the pipes.
Top 10 Park Snowboards Table
|1. YES - Mens Greats Snowboard 2017, 158||156 cm||$||4.8|
|2. Burton Custom Twin Snowboard - Men's||151, 154, 156, 158, 160 cm||$$$$||4.6|
|3. K2 Turbo Dream Snowboard 2017||153, 156, 159, 162 cm||$$$||4.6|
|4. CAPiTA Birds of a Feather Snowboard||142, 146 cm||$||4.5|
|5. Capita Volcom Pat Moore Pro Snowboard Mens||148, 152, 156, 159 cm||$$$||4.4|
|6. GNU Riders Choice Snowboard Mens Sz 157.5cm||157.5, 161.5, 162.5 cm||$$$||4.3|
|7. Salomon Sight Snowboard Mens||150, 153, 155, 156, 158, 159, 163 cm||$$||4.3|
|8. Yes. 20/20 Snowboard||150, 154 cm||$$$$||4.1|
|9. Burton Deja Vu Snowboard - Women's||138, 141, 146, 149, 152 cm||$$$||4.1|
|10. YEs. snowboards Public Snowboard||151, 154 cm||$$||3.9|
Selecting a Park Snowboard
Before you buy, take some time to read this section. Learning everything you can about snowboard shapes, sizes, and types will help clear the confusion and lead you to the best park snowboards to help you show off your mad shredding skills.
A good park snowboard will be short, lightweight, and flexible with twin directional tips, allowing you to move forward or backward without flipping the board. Here are a few more characteristics to consider when choosing your park snowboard.
Not all snowboards are created equal. If you line up several different types, you will probably notice that they feature different profiles. The different profiles create unique contact points with the snow which allow for varied maneuverability. Each profile comes with its pros and cons.
- Camber. When viewing a cambered board from the side, you’ll notice that it has four contact points near the tip and the tail with an arch in the center. This type of snowboard profile creates more pressure on the contact points and provides extra edge grip through turns. The design is considered older snowboard technology, but it is still a favorite. These boards are built for riding pipes and charging hard.
- Rocker. Resembling the shape of a banana, a rocker board’s profile curves up at the nose and tail. The shape gives a more loose and playful ride. However, it is a slower design that is slightly less maneuverable than the camber.
- Flat. With only a slight upturn at the nose and tail, this design is relatively level and flat; this allows for even distribution of body weight over the entire board resulting in a very predictable and smooth ride.
- Hybrid. Combining elements of one or more of the other profiles, to the untrained eye a hybrid appears to be wavy and warped. There are a lot of combinations and variations in this category with a lot of experimentation. With a hybrid profile, you get the best of both incorporated profiles without having to deal with the uncompromised performance of either extreme.
The length and width matter as you’re shopping, which is why we listed the length info for you in our table.
- Length. If you stand your snowboard on its tail, its nose should reach somewhere between your nose and your chin. If you want a board that is fast and aggressive, you should choose a longer board. If you’re eager to hit twists and turns, choose a shorter board.
- Width. You want to choose a snowboard wide enough that your toes or heels do not hang too far over the edges causing drag and reducing your speed. A little overhang is desirable, however, since it adds leverage during sharp turns. Riders with extra-large feet might need to consider riding a wider board.
A snowboard can flex two ways along the board’s length and across its width.
- Soft Flex. Snowboards with a lot of flex are easier to turn making them a favorite choice of beginners, small-framed boarders, and many park riders.
- Stiff Flex. A stiffer snowboard provides more grip and is great for fast descent.
Top 3 Best Park Snowboards Reviews
You will want to be a YES man once you try this hybrid asymmetrical twin direction park snowboard. With a bold UnInc graphic to make you stand out on the slopes, this board is perfect for bolder, more experienced riders who want to shred big booters. This board has a near- telepathic carving response and makes turns quick, effortless, and intuitive.
The board features a poplar and bamboo core with fiberglass overlay for mid-stiff flex responsiveness. It creates a smooth yet snappy flex that allows you to dominate the park or all-terrain freestyle.
With this board, you won’t wash out at high speeds, yet you’ll be popping and snapping off lips and rollers. If you’re in search of a fast and wild ride, look no further than the 2017 YES Men’s Greats Snowboard.
Featuring a PurePop camber, the traditional camber’s cooler catch-free cousin, the Burton Custom Twin Snowboard has a laid-back feel and easy responsiveness. This board is perfectly symmetrical from tip to tail for great balance and a versatile ride.
Lightweight, without sacrificing strength, this engineered wood grains positioned along toe and heel contacts provide extra durability and enhanced edge control. This ride is poppy, fast, and incredibly forgiving. Great for the beginner or the seasoned pro, you can’t go wrong with this park snowboard.
The K2 Turbo Dream Snowboard features an all-terrain rocker profile which delivers more contact surface area and creates smooth predictability with so much float you’ll think you’re riding a hovercraft.
The wood core has an incorporated carbon webbing to create pop and improve grip, so you’ll enjoy a snappy fun ride on this baby.
You’ll be ready to rock with the lightweight durability of this park snowboard, whether your plans are to butter the flatlands or speed the groomers.