Top 10 Best Snowboarding Brands

The Top Ten

1 Burton

Worst board out there, snapped the first day. After my board snapped I got myself one of those fancy ltd boards and has been treating the slopes very well, everything is so smooth on this board, would recommend this to anybody who is very serious about snowboarding, I'm surprised Shaun white hasn't been sponsored by this company.

Well I think they are the best boards out there but my dad got me a roxy yay not really but its the thought that counts right wel they are still the best boards out there

They make very good quality boards boots bindings and outwear. I would recommend buying some items from Burton they have a good store at the wrenthem outlets.

Super good flexibility and quality

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2 Lib Tech

You gotta be kidding me. The boards that contributed to the greatest snowboard movie of all time only get #7, really? And BURTON gets number 1? I can see, no true snowboarder that KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT has actually been voting. Anyone who KNOWS snowboarding, knows lib tech is TOP OF THE LINE. Magne traction, C2BTX camber/rocker with HP technology. enough said, there is nothing more advanced on the market. I know, I own one, I've shredded The North Face with it. Burton is just the better known brand, they certainly aren't the best. I mean you have to buy burton bindings if you get a burton board because their set ups aren't universal like say... Lib tech? I have a capita snowboard with flow bindings, and a lib tech with ride bindings. If I had made the mistake as a beginner buying a Burton, man, I'd be screwed right now! Seriously people, stop voting on crap you don't know ANYTHING ABOUT. I knew this was gonna happen, I should've stayed away from this one. It just pissed me ...more

Best boards out there hands down, no question, not even a competition. Used to ride a burton board then switched to a lib tech when I got older and better. Would never go back to a burton!

A significant amount of boards by Burton are made in China!? None by Lib Tech.

Love Lib!

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3 Ride

They make the best and most durable boards that I have ever touched snow with.
they have some of the most creative riders and there board designs are always on point.

I've tried all types of boards & in my opinion, Ride is the best freestyle board I've ever rode on snow! Unbelievably Great!

I have a ride and it was the best purchase ever

By far best board I've ever had

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4 Forum

Rode Forum my whole life, bought a Burton Whammy Bar last season. Not unhappy with it but nothing comes close to Forum in the park or streets. They are made to abused and have the best technology in the game if you ask me. Also best bang for your buck. Can get a top of the line deck for around $250

Simply the best. I ride all of the mountain. Hit the pow. Shred the terrain park. And hit the cliffs. Absolutely the best. Super durable. And has insane pop.

Double dog destroyer... enough said

Best, most durable and most advanced boards. Many companies have copied their tech. Its unfortunate they no longer make them. Owned "JP Walker" for 10 years and grabbed a "Kitchen Sink" the last year they made boards and it's the best board I've riden.

5 Salomon

Salomon makes exceptional boards, boots and bindings. Likely most will overlook them because they are seen as a ski company. But, their gear is consistently top-notch.

Best board ever!

Wasn't considering a Salomon but after demo'ing one was amazed by the responsiveness and flexibility. Have riden everything from Liquid to Oxygen and Burtons and this was up there in comfort.

Love my Salomon spark board and my boots are so so so comfy

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6 K2

I have some K2 Sonic binding, I love the. The plastic cranks or ratchets or whatever worry me a little, but they're not broken yet. I have a lot if fun with them over all.

I have the k2 world wide weapons series favorite park and hill board I've ever ridden love the flex and how light the board is friken amazing!

Recently started boarding my first was a k2 and I love it

Fantastic boards. Real quality brand.

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7 Rome

I've had a Rome for a few winters now, I've been getting back into snowboarding and managed to get one of their garage rockers brand new for $160 from the local skate shops spring clearance. The board is really durable and has no signs of damage after 2 winters of use. Ill definitely be buying another one once this one goes.

I own a rome anthem sds and it's without a doubt the best board I've owned. The design of the board is built to perfection. They are great if your a speed demon but at the same time they are very easy to control. I would recommend any rome board to anyone that snowboards.

All the graphics are sick and I love that they broke off of button to do their own thing. Durability is better than anything out there.

I've had a rome for the past 2 seasons and it is very good and seems to be very durable. I haven't had any problems with it and it's a very good intermediate to advanced board.

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8 DC

There the best, especially in the terrain park.

Awesome boards, so playful in the park, but also good for some all mountain riding to

Top notch brand and best for park

Some of the best park boards you will find.

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9 Gnu

Been riding a second hand gnu board for a while now, hands down the sickest freestyle board I've ridden.

I got one for my birthday last year and it is absolutely my favorite board yet!

Gnu and lib tech have the most quality snowboards.

Used to ride a burton and Iā€™m so glad I switched, hell of a job gnu

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10 Never Summer

I bought my first never summer (evo 4.0) last year after previously riding a burton clash a nitro haze and a ride dh. The never summer is hands down the best board I've ever rode. Its stable at high speeds, carves on a dime, kills it in the park, rips in the woods and floats in the powder, holds edge well on icy or choppy surfaces. It has ideal flex, pop, and stiffness, and is damn near indestructible. Long story short I couldn't of asked for more in a deck.

Gotta be Never Summer. Indestructible, they have a model to suit everyone and every style of riding, super versatile, what's more? They're made in the USA. Nice aesthetics too! Come on guys, what else do you need?

At least 2 of the boards in my quiver are never summer cause they're so reliable and amazing. I can't believe burton got number 1 obviously people that are voting are the ones that only ride rentals

Up until now, the best boards ever. Owned the Funslinger, good flex to be playful but stable enough that you can do eurocarves on it.

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The Contenders

11 Capita

11? This should be at least 6, tis the best

Great boards for any kind of riding. Cool graphics too.

Capita is the best company ever

How is capita at #11 and k2 at 6?!? nothing against K2 they just primarily make skis and the K2 snowboards I've ridden were trash. I've had 2 capitas now and they are lit

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The best board I've ever riden. Bin riding for over 22 years and nothing matches the nitro pantera in the powder. I wish I could have rode this when I was younger. Perfect for my size (6'2" 230lbs, bodybuilder type). I love it.

I have the magnum from a few years ago and love it. I've been looking to get something less stiff but I still think ill go back to the magnum every chance I get.

Incredible, the only company that comes close for me is Capita. I have ridden many snowboards, Nitro + Capita are the best by far!

it's GOOD

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13 Arbor

I have an Arbor and a Burton board. I am 48 years old and love the Arbor to play at the terrain parks. I have both boards for three years. The Arbor is very flexible for my age granting me to learn new tricks and keeping me young (of course more mind than body). The Burton board is faster and carves better but the Arbor board remains my favorite to play off piste and hit the terrain parks for jumps, boxes, kinks, barrels, and soon rails. If you are a late starter, I would recommend this board if speed is not your end desire.

Just bought my first board, chose an arbor! Took it on the slopes yesterday and had a blast. Really smooth ride, surprisingly good for jobs, cause I know arbor isn't really known for the park. All around great board. It should kick burton out of the number one spot in my opinion.

Arbor is true to quality. Can be higher up on the price end but you truly get what you pay for. Been using my board for the past 3 seasons and it's held up so strong.

It's an Arbor... One of a kind.

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14 Union

The very best. I can ride a pair for 3-4 seasons

Great bindings! Light and flexible

15 Flow

I have a board from flow and I like it a lot

Best board I have ever ridden. Very affordable as well

Best board and exceptional bindings!

I'm riding the ERA (2015-2016) and I'm really enyoing this board. I rode Nitro, Burton Custom and Burton BMC before this one and the ERA is much more fun. Only minor is it scratches a little easier than my previous boards but maybe that's because I use it more intense;-P

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16 Jones

I tested the brand new Ultra Mountain Twin and after less then 20 seconds riding it put a smile on my face like no other board I've ever ridden. The rigidity of the board, the control, the pace, even the graphics: everything suited me perfectly. This is a "proper" snowboard.

Love my jones. Its cheap and has no fancy graphics but bang for the buck its great. Tried it alongside a K2 and a Burton and it was my favorite.

17 Rossignol

Pretty much a Lib-Tech snowboard. I hear a good amount are made in the same factories. Mine was. Yeah they aren't known for their snowboards, but I'd put them right beside Salomon in regards to quality.

They may not have the popularity in the world of snowboarding but the quality is there! My, Angus 2012 is one of the fastest and funniest boards I have ever ride!

I have the board and it's really good for me

I use a Rossignol right now and it is super nice, rides well and has super nice bindings. Glad I got it.šŸ‘ŒšŸ‚

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18 Nidecker

They quit selling in the US in part because of a fickle, uninformed market in the US that valued graphics far over actual technology. Fantastic craftsmanship in there top of the line Donuts series... These boards ride as good as anything out there and never wear out...

Mt first time with nidecker. Great riding
Livin the dream

19 Vans
20 Bataleon

I have literally tried all boards never summers are to stiff same with dc I know a lot of people will hate me for this but burton in my opinion are beginner boards don't even start to tell me Shaun white rides one as an excuse tech nines are Actualy a good board but they break easy skate bananas are just a bit expensive when you can get the same out of bataleon for a couple hundred dollars less. I rode a Rome board which snapped like all my other freinds romes ); ( I started to grow fond of these boards) then came along my bataleon disaster board although it chiped a little here and there it is my true love it is extremely flexible and great for jibs and rotations (720) (540) (360) but that's my opinion if anyone wants to criticize me I don't mind cause I like to hear other people's ideas about boards.

Had two boards from bataleon and compared to my never summer Evo it rides like a dream

Really nice boards but not so much grip wise with the 3 way technology

How is bataleon not higher. They are one of the only brands still rocking 3bt and doing awesome with it.

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