Best Mens Powder Boards for 2014
Check out all the 2014 Powder boards and let us know what your favorite is.
Capita Charlie Slasher
Designed with a rockered nose, flat tail and a tapered tail the CAPiTA Charlie Slasher Snowboard is the ultimate pow slashing machine. With the RFC Sustainable Touring Core you can split this board down the center to make one gnarly splitboard without losing the strength and water-resistance of a normal snowboard. Hack at nasty pillow lines in the slack-country or break this board in two and take it to the deep backcountry couloirs and summits. Whatever you do, we don’t care, just have fun!
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The original edgless PowderJet. Poplar and triaxial glass with a hard maple base. Rocker profile and long nose for floating in fluff. Concave tail for surfy turning. Deep tapered sidecut for quick turns and for pointing. Factory waxed in all temperature eco wax
One board to rule them all. The Burton Family Tree Landlord Snowboard is a new evolution of the pow stick. Designed by Terje, the Burton Landlord has the balance of a cambered twin with the directional power of a big mountain board. Incorporated with the new Balance Freeride Geometry, the Landlord is ready for it all. Knock, knock… rent’s due.
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Float down waist deep pillow lines on the Ride Slackcountry Snowboard. The Slackcountry features a twinish design that allows you to dominate deep pow, groomers, and easily rides switch. The HighRize™ rocker provides a high rocker in the front than the tail to provide the Slackcountry with a loose feel that retains response. No you’re not dreaming, the pure pow performing Ride Slackcountry Snowboard is the real deal.
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Don’t be fooled by the seemingly short lengths of the Salomon Derby Snowboard—this board was designed to float effortlessly in the bottomless powder of Hokkaido, so you know it’s good. An exaggerated nose, stiff tail, and wide waist help it stay on top of the deep stuff and turn on a dime when you need to.The Pow Rocker profile is flat between the bindings for stability and rockered at the tip and tail to keep it afloat in deep snow. It has a long, wide nose to keep it up in pow and a stiff, narrow tail for quick turns and maximum maneuverability. A quadratic sidecut makes turn initiation effortless for fluid edge-to-edge turns, and medium-density biax fiberglass provides a surfy feel in powder. Royal Rubber Pads dampen vibrations when you’re plowing through chunder, and the Aspen Strong wood core keeps it lively when you’re cruising down hardpack.
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With the help of pow surfing pioneer Johan Olofsson, the Euphoria underwent a complete overhaul last season and now makes its triumphant return for 2013/2014 as the winner of the prestigious Editors’ Choice Award from Backcountry. The ideal choice for the deepest of days, the Euphoria boasts rocker, reverse sidecut, and a swallowtail. A full insert pack allows it to be ridden with traditional bindings, though it is designed to excel when surfed bindingless. Powder hounds rejoice! Like all our splitboards, the Euphoria features a steel edge on each board half and comes with the Voile hooks/clips. Super tight alignment in ride mode translates into enhanced performance and that “solid board feel” Venture is known for.
When its about that time to take a break from resort groomers, take a trip to your happy place on the Yes. The 420 Snowboard. The 420 is short, wide and potent with features that will have you surfing the pow like never before. Utilizing volume distribution, this compact pow stick gets its’ float and stability from its exaggerated width, a little taper, and a custom crafted rocker designed to stay above the deepest snow. The result, quality over quantity. What the board lacks in length it makes up for by being really fast, loose and agile, with an amazing ability to surf pow.
Weighing in at just 5.5lbs, the Ultracraft 156 stands 40% lighter than the current season’s Hovercraft Split, while sharing the same shape. As splitboards go, the Ultracraft easily transforms into individual skis by simply undoing two latches, which allows the rider to skin into the backcountry as if on cross-country skis, trekking to gain access to out-of-bounds terrain. However unlike most traditional splitboards that are designed as a whole snowboard then cut in half, the Ultracraft breaks ground in splitboard design as one of the first to construct each separate split as an individual ski. This seemingly minor adjustment improves response, flex and feel as both split skis or a solid board, a crucial design point realized by three years of R+D by Jeremy Jones (owner and founder of Jones Snowboards, commonly known as Big Mountain Jeremy Jones) and his team of the best backcountry snowboarders on the planet. Under the hood, the Ultracraft Split features individual wood cores, carbon fiber construction and a sintered carbon 9900 stone ground base, all of which add up to one hell of a snowboard.
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K2 Ultra Dream
The K2 Ultra Dream Snowboard isn’t just a dream to fantasize about, to own and to ride – it’s a really really special one. The 2014 K2 Ultra Dream features BC shaping, Tweekend™ tip and tail and Hybritech™ construction for low swing-weight, optimized turn initiation, and durability. Go as big as your imagination will allow, even when you’re awake, on the K2 Ultra Dream.
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