Best Mens Freestyle Snowboards of 2017

There is no telling what terrain you will be riding on any occasion, and for the pure park rat at heart, you’ll need a board you can ride the whole mountain as if it’s one big park lap. In that case you’ll want to take a look at the Best Mens Freestyle boards of 2017. Tell us what freestyle ride you’ll be picking up this year.

 

Bataleon Flight E.S.

Bataleon Flight E.S.

Looking for a lighter-than-air, faster-than-sound board? Then the Bataleon Flight E.S. might be your kind of deck. The Swiss wood core is so light it’s dang near buoyant – and the combination of kevlar and carbon inserts makes it as tough and fast to spin as it is light. If you’re looking for a light, responsive ride that’s unsinkable, you’ll love the Flight E.S.

In terms of shape, this is a directional twin that offers you superior speed, stability and turning momentum while allowing you to ride and land switch whenever you want. The ABS Rubber & Cork sidewalls absorb low-impact motions, making your ride is a smooth one. The finishing touch is a Nano High Speed base usually used for raceboards – but now available to you in this “civilian” deck.

K2 Fastplant

K2 Fastplant

The choice board of Jake Kuzyk and Matt Belzile, this freestyle snowboard has a featherlight swing weight and yet still feels powerful. The perfect all-mountain board for the seasoned rider, this board is designed with stability as you fly down the mountain or make jumps. A true twin, the board has perfect symmetry from the front to the back. Never hook an edge! Flat across the middle, the board has a gradual transition into the sidewall and the tweak ends. The even pressure handles jibbing and buttering with stability. Ollie bar provides resistance and stability through the middle for pop that doesn’t bend on the landing. Carbon layers run from nose to tail while the bamboo core adds strength with flexibility. If you wanted one responsive go-to board that adapts to any terrain, the Fastplant is it!

K2 bottle rocket

K2 bottle rocket

There’s a reason for this board’s name—this wooden board is a missile ready for you to launch! Ride the whole mountain or ride freestyle, depending on what you’re feeling. Carbon webbing in the core provides responsive stability when flying down the mountain. A true twin, the board gives you front-to-back symmetry and even power transfer that handles just as smooth riding forward or switched. Maneuver like a pro with the medium flex, flat midsection and rocker profile. Ollie bar provides resistance and stability through the middle for pop for medium to advanced riders.

Bataleon Evil Twin Asym

Bataleon Evil Twin Asym

Someone thought it would be a good idea to put a twist on the raised tail and nose ends and the Evil Twin Asym freestyle board was born—with heelside stability like you wouldn’t believe! Twin symmetry is only broken by the shorter heelside uplift and longer toeside uplift which offers more responsive play. Because, news flash, your toes and heels don’t flex the same! Made of a full dual-density wood core, a sintered base, three-way fiberglass laminate, and a kevlar-enhanced construction. Medium (5/10) flex camber rocker is suitable for the harder all-mountain riders.

Bataleon Magic Carpet

Bataleon Magic Carpet

Take a magic carpet ride across the top of the powder with a featherlight board that makes the ride feel effortless. Stable on the terrain, the twin board has a camber rocker for max energy. Rubberized cork sidewalls blunt the impact and reverb on jumps. Extra surface area on the twin tips give the board its floaty feel (and is a bonus for bigger-footed riders). Medium (4/10) flex is responsive enough to play freestyle with a bit of sturdiness for control on the carve. The board leaves no one out with beginner to expert capability.

Capita Defenders of Awesome

Capita Defenders of Awesome

These in-demand, award-winning snowboards make everyone’s “most wanted” list, and for good reason! Hybrid camber with medium 5.5 flex provides all the benefits of camber, zero camber and reverse camber in one board for all the benefits of pop, control and stability. The design of the board is undefeated, making the Transworld Good Wood Award every year since its conception with its dual poplar/beech core, kevlar-bound ABS side boards, carbon fiber beams, bi-axial fiberglass, and wax-infused base. Hop on this versatile deck and ride freestyle anywhere you like! Just try to hide the graphics from your baby sister’s eyes.

Lib Tech T.Rice Pro HP

Lib Tech T.Rice Pro HP

A movie star in its own right, with plenty of screen time, this board is endorsed by the likes of Travis Rice. The true twin freestyle board rides the same backward and forward with even pressure. The aggressive intermediate-advanced ride slices with power on the whole mountain. Camber-rocker-camber surface with serrated edges cuts through anything from powder to ice with float or traction. Medium-to-stiff flex is firm enough to smash through soft snow with enough flex to play and pop.

GNU Billy Goat

GNU Billy Goat

Make like a goat and prance around the toughest terrain like it’s nothing on this freestyle all-mountain stick. Eat through anything in sight with speed and stability. Camber-rocker-camber surface with serrated edges eats through anything from powder to ice whether you need float or traction. On the stiffer side (7/8 flex), the board feels great at high speeds and dampens chatter. It’s just barely longer at the nose than the tail, but is otherwise a twin through the body. Advanced to expert riders can take their aggression out on the steep and deep.

Ride Machete GT

Ride Machete GT

Master the entire mountain with all the freestyle, all-mountain benefits. When you tell the twin hybrid rocker to jump, it asks how high. A good middle ground for whatever you feel like riding, the medium flex gives you either pop or stability wherever you want it. With its wood core and carbon laminate, the board is a good middle ground for intermediate to advanced riders. One thing that really stands out is the cleave edge steel that provides unprecedented resistance to edge cracking.

Jones Mountain

Jones Mountain

Looking for a single board that can do it all? The 2017 Jones Mountain Twin is made for freeriders who want to own every inch of the mountain. With both precision and playfulness, this board gives you high-speed, incredible pop and smooth float on soft snow. Carving hard pack has never felt better with the Mellow Magne-Traction and camber underfoot. New for 2017, the Jones Mountain Twin’s Power wood core gives you ridiculous snap and pop so feel free to hit anything at the park with finesse and style.

Burton Trick Pony

Burton Trick Pony

If performing jaw-dropping tricks on the powder is your preference, then this is the ideal board for you.  But don’t let the name fool you, this board ain’t no one trick pony.  The Burton Trick Pony features proprietary design elements at its core.  APurePop camber, with subtle flat zones outside your feet that add pop and playfulness to the snap and response. Between the pointy nose and tail and Flat Top profile it offers tons of float and a catch-free ride.The Dual Zone EDG features wood grain that is positioned perpendicular along the toe and heel edges, for consistent hold and additional core strength.  Its Squeezebox enhances your board’s performance by balancing thicker more powerful core sections in with thinner more flexible sections.  Increased connectivity and response are the end result.  Frostbite edges extend out slightly beneath your bindings for tremendous hold in the iciest conditions.  Enjoy an easy ride that allows you to slice through the powder with precision this snow season.

Lib Tech Attack Banana HP

Lib Tech Attack Banana HP

The Attack Banana is a fun, powerful board that lets you do whatever you darn well please – no matter where you are on the mountain. Lib Tech’s proprietary EC2 BTX quiver rocker gives stability and pop and just enough pressure between the feet for some beautiful carving. As a true twin board, the Attack Banana is safe to ride and land however you like, which only adds to the fun.

The best part is, whatever you’re doing – crushing the park, riding rails or exploring back-country trails – this board can take it. With an Aspen / Columbia Gold Power core, UHMW Sintered Sidewalls and a TnT Base Material base, this ride is as durable as it is fun – so don’t hold back!

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