Top 10 Best Snowboarding Brands

The Top Ten

1 Burton

Love Burton boots and bindings. Everyone in the family that rides uses Burton boots. Most use Burton bindings as well. My experience with their boards has not been as good. Had a Burton Troop some time ago. It was very stiff and difficult to turn compared to other boards I've ridden. It wasn't absolutely terrible, but not my favorite. Higher speed turns were more stable and a bit easier to accomplish, but turning at a moderate or slower speed was very hard (so relaxed cruising was more difficult). Boots and bindings are awesome though. My Emerald boots are probably at least 8-9 years old. Still very supportive. Super comfortable. I can wear them all day, never even take them off in the lodge when we stop to eat! - eagleswg

Simply the best!

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.

All the pros ride a burton. Though people might not like them, I think they are really nice boards. I ride Roxy's mainly but I do like burtons a lot

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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

Easily best board company

Best tech

Best boards ever. TRS FP king

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3 Ride

I ride a ride

I like 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!

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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.

Good one.

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6 K2

My kid rode a Vandal starting out. He loved it. When he outgrew it, he looked for an adult board with the same construction and camber. - eagleswg

Smooth and great for powder! Definitely the best choice!

I have a K2 Joy Driver and is the best! Looking up for an LibTech ORCA.

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!

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7 Rome

I've bought second hand Rome Tour and it's the best for this season for me among Never Summer and Gnu. And it's lightest one. And what was surprising it doesn't wash on hard snow even if it's just flat Rocker. Also would like to try an Arbor Coda Rocker!

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.

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.

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8 DC

Torstein Horgmo rides for DC. 'enough said.

There the best, especially in the terrain park.

I've already changed maybe 8 boards in my life and current board DC ply 2013 147.25 is the best option and now I can say I don't wanna different. Incredible board in park riding and classic slopes riding incl. pillows.
I recommend this snowboard to all riders they want to improve their jumps, jibbing and buttering.

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

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9 Gnu

Ladies Smart Pickle is a great board. Love the asymmetrical design. So easy to turn. Magnetraction keeps a good grip on the snow too. - eagleswg

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.

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10 Never Summer

Amazing boards, best I've ever ridden. Never Summer kills it with every board.

Rides good in every way. Might as well be unbreakable.

Best, lively, quality?

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.

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The Contenders

11 Capita

Best graphics ever.

Skits graphics

The best brand ever

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

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12 NITRO

Great Board, great style

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!

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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.

I bought a Arbor formula, rocker because I'm 6,1 230 lbs and a beginner and live in wi so we have hills not mountains so carving and going fast is not something I'm worried about. Has the grip tech,So it helps with my turning and stopping. Arbor has162cm mw to fit my 13 boot and the 2x4 packs so I could choose different bindings and not be locked into one brand. I love this board so far has not disappointed, but I'm a beginner so my opinion might not matter much. Good day to all.

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.

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14 Union

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

Great bindings! Light and flexible

15 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.

16 Flow

My niece rides one of these. The Jewel I think. She loves it. - eagleswg

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

Best board and exceptional bindings!

Best brand with new innovations

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17 Bataleon

yeah

Tripple base! I got a lot of use outta my undisputed 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

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18 Nidecker

I rode a lot of board, but the Nidecker ultralight is the best by far.

Simply the best swiss quality

They are making best snowboards for freeride.

First brand new board that I have...really good.

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19 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

The best

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20 Vans
21 Sims

Only ride Sims! Perfect for all types of riding.

Just got a Sims board. Love it!

22 Head

One thing's for sure: they make the best skis!

I love this board

Very Smooth

23 Yes

I have a Yes Great Beauties 2012 and it is by far the nicest board I have ever ridden. For its day as well, was properly next level. Plus it has Audrey Hepburn on it, and it's a twin, so I call her Boardry Hepburn, and tell people she goes both ways.

Yes Optimistic... sick
Yes Greats... sick
Yes... sick

Best boards out there

My typo is the best board I've ever had

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24 Signal Snowboards

Awesome board

killer

Killer company out of California hand made in usa

25 Avalanche
26 Lamar

Rode a Lamar Whisper for years. That thing would turn on a dime! So much easier to ride than the Burton Troop I had at the same time (which was stiff as a 2 x 4 and near impossible to turn quickly). Loved that Lamar board. Couldn't find another one when it started wearing out. Riding a Gnu Ladies Smart Pickle now.
My 20 year old also rides a Lamar, a Cranium that he got when he was about 15. (This was Lamar's last "top of their line" men's board). He started on a K2 Vandal as a kid and planned to go to a WWW when he outgrew it, but he found the Cranium and fell in love. Graphics are sick; rides like a dream; has sidewalls and carbon stringers like a high dollar board, but cost less than $250. What's not to love? - eagleswg

Had a Lamar Whisper for years. That thing would turn on a dime! Way easier to ride than the Burton Troop I had at the same time (which rode like a 2X4). I ended up wearing it out. Couldn't get another one, because they discontinued that one even before they closed up shop. Have a Gnu ladies Smart Pickle now. Great board.
My 20 year old also rides a Lamar, a Cranium that he's had since he was about 15. This was Lamar's last, top of the line men's board. He loves that board! He started out on a K2 Vandal and was going to go to a WWW when he outgrew it. He found this one and fell in love. Graphics are sick; rides like a dream; Carbon Stringers and sidewalls like a high dollar board, but it was less than $250.

The board is decent, but the bindings are terrible.

27 M3
28 Alibi
29 Endeavor
30 StepChild

Step child is far superior to most brands they are they most flexy sexy boards

Capita and stepchild should be at the front along with dwd

By far one of the best park board company's out there. more of an underground company along unlike burton, never summer, ride etc. that cost $800 for a board. stepchild is affordable and performs much better than mainstream boards.

31 Technine

Got a Bradshaw snake bite pro model 52 cm. I’m a short guy and this board rides awesome!

41? 41 that's crazy. Id say top 15

Perfect

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33 Morrow

This board cannot compete with capita and burton but it's a great board it works fantastic good for all riders

34 LTD

LOVE this board! So durable and has so much better quality!

This board is so amazing, better than the top brands out there like burton

I love ltd boards, they are so smooth

35 Smokin Snowboards

Straight from Tahoe, these boards have awesome features for any kind of riding and are constantly being improved with each seasons new release

36 Niche
37 Apo Snow

Good for beginners to intermediate

38 Palmer

Fantastic and cheap

The bomb!

39 Crab Grab

Gear is legendary

40 Firefly

I have a firefly board, been treating me well. There are a lot of haters, but it's a good board to realize what you want out of the sport.

I have a firefly board. Been treating me well, cheap board, but decent quality, lots of people hate on the brand because it's a common brand in Sport Chek. Got nothing else to say.

41 5150

Decent Beginner board. Still holding up for me so it can't be that bad.

Had my set up for over 5 years, no problems.

42 Dinosaurs Will Die

Dinosaurs will die is an American company based in Austria making great boards for the whole mountain

Too sick, skateboard style snowboarding, no weekend warriors for this one

One of the most underground companies out there. the only way you'll know about this company is if you actually pay attention to underground snowboarding.

43 Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz boards have the best pop And flex

In my opinion DC, Santa Cruz and Vans are the best park boards out there. Santa Cruz boards are unpopular but they are still great boards.

44 Lobster

Most of their best boards are designed for park

45 Afc Snowboards

The very best. I can ride a pair for many seasons

Killer made in the usa

If u don't have this snowboard your missing out

Thic but strong and durable

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46 Silence
47 Amplid :::next level riding:::

Next level snowboards!

Ride one and you will never take something else anymore

48 Northwave
49 Mongoose

The best

50 Zuma
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