Snowboards | The best of 2022

Snowboards | The best of 2022

Snowboarding is undoubtedly one of the most interesting winter disciplines ever, among the most popular in Italy too, especially in the periods of the year when temperatures return to being cooler and less humid. In today's guide, we have decided to show you some of the most interesting snowboards you can find on the market. Whether you are new to the field or a big fan of this sport, the proposals in our guide are perfect for you. Since the options available are numerous, both for price ranges and for the type and style adopted, we have decided to embrace as many needs as possible.

Read also: Trekking trousers | The best of 2022 Snowboards, in fact, differ in many factors that we will carefully observe in the final phase of our guide, as it is an extremely variable sport, designed to adapt particularly to the experience of those who practice it. Below you will find boards suitable for those who are approaching this sport for the first time and for those who are already experienced, products designed specifically for women and, last but not least, also a valid option for the little ones. Our advice, so that your purchase is a well-considered expense and that it is able to meet your preferences and needs, is not to take for granted any of the features we will talk about.

Best snowboards

Burton Ripcord K2 Snowboarding Herren Ride 858 Burnout Jones Twin Sister Snowboard 146 Burton Process Smalls

Burton Ripcord - For beginners

Let's start with the Burton Ripcord model, one of the best known and most recommended boards ever, one of the most established options on the market and obviously extremely popular with newcomers in the world of snowboarding and experts in this sport. The All Mountain model with Flat Top rocker profile is extremely versatile, designed to be easy to control and above all very smooth. So a very good option for beginners but also a very good board for intermediate users! It should be noted that this is not an article suitable for freestyle.


K2 Snowboarding Herren - Intermediate level

The K2 Snowboarding Herren is also a " great classic ”of the sector! Known and used by many sportsmen around the world for 10 years, it still proves to be one of the most interesting options for those who find themselves experimenting and consolidating their knowledge, being at an intermediate level even tending towards advanced. This is a rocker that is, in all respects, an excellent investment for anyone who does not intend to change their snowboard anytime soon. Being able to embrace various levels of confidence with this discipline, it guarantees you a rather prolonged use over time.


Ride 858 Burnout - Intermediate / advanced level

After having proposed some boards for beginners and intermediate levels, the Ride 858 Burnout snowboard could not be missing for intermediate / advanced riders who love freestyle and who, therefore, want to try stunts, slides and jumps on the snow. The Ride 858 Burnout not only guarantees you excellent control and good grip on snow, but is also available in 3 different sizes to better suit your specific needs. Obviously we are talking about an article of excellent workmanship and which requires an even more important budget than the other boards.


Jones Twin Sister Snowboard 14 - Suitable for women

If you are looking for an all mountain model that, among the various possible sizes, also has a version designed specifically for women, lighter and leaner, you should evaluate the purchase of the Jones Twin Sister Snowboard 146. It is a resistant product , super versatile, ideal for any style and designed to easily adapt to any situation. It is a snowboard capable of embracing the needs of inexperienced but also of intermediate and advanced intermediates. So a great purchase if you want to buy only one board for several years!


Burton Process Smalls - For children

Burton Process Smalls snowboards make it a great option for the little ones. You can decide which size to buy starting from just 125cm up to a maximum of 145 cm. Also in this case it is an ideal article for children of various levels, from beginners to experts!


How to choose the best snowboard

How we had the opportunity to show you both in our introduction and by describing the numerous products to choose from, for adults and children, the proposals available on the market are really many. So getting confused at the time of purchase, especially if you are not an expert and have decided to approach this discipline for the first time, can be much easier than you might think. After having indicated various types of snowboards, also underlining which level they were most recommended for, we decided to devote a section entirely to the characteristics to be evaluated.

From type, through width and length, to flexibility, the information to be carefully observed is really a lot. Many of which are not very intuitive if you are not already familiar with the sector. With this part of the article, we will summarize in the most comprehensive and useful way all the details to decide while you are buying your snowboard.

What types of snowboards are there?

Let's go from one of the most obvious and fundamental characteristics, that is the type of snowboard you will decide to buy. Mainly, you have 3 categories to search for, based on your experience and also according to your style:

All-mountain: they are ideal to be used on the slopes, on generally very beaten snow and also on that virgin. They are recommended for beginners and for those who prefer snow on the slopes; Freestyle: these are shorter boards and characterized by a symmetrical shape, ideal for quick movements, turns and acrobatics; Freeride: these are the longest snowboards, designed to give the greatest possible stability. They are designed for off-piste descents and on virgin snow at full speed.

How long should the snowboard be?

The length of the snowboard is extremely related to your height and, last but not least, it greatly influences the style that is practiced. The longer boards, as mentioned above, are the ones that provide more stability and faster braking, but are more complicated to handle properly if you are thinking of doing jumps and stunts.

Conversely, there are longer boards. courts are much less stable but much more manageable for various kinds of stunts. To be really sure of what you want, you can evaluate some of the formulas designed specifically to calculate the length of the snowboard, to be kept in mind as an indication of course. Among the most popular formulas is that your snowboard should measure 15% less than your height.

How is a snowboard made?


Among the various proposals, the main styles to refer to are:

True twin: symmetrical, tip and tail are the same both in shape and level of flexibility. The attacks are in the center of the table; Directional twin: always symmetrical snowboard, with tip and tail of the same shape but with different flexibility; Directional: the boards of this genus have a long and generally flexible nose while the tail is shorter and more rigid. Bindings are usually positioned more towards the back of the board; Tapered: the tip is slightly wider than the tail (usually raised above the snow) while the tail sinks a little, providing greater control. These boards are used for powder snow descents at full speed.


Again, the main profiles to refer to are not very many. We must make a clear distinction between rocker and camber, taking into account the various changes and "crossings" of the case that have arisen and have been experienced over time. Let's start from the profile of the rocker, the one with the central part in contact with the ground and the ends raised. In this case, as you have probably guessed, the ends make less contact with the ground, which makes them much easier to jump, tack, and stunt on soft snow.

Conversely, the camber profile makes raised the central part and makes the two ends touch the ground, in such a way as to distribute the weight more evenly. Obviously this is the easiest profile to control safely, without risk and with greater stability. At the same time, however, it is a really difficult type to use for freestyle.


The flexible boards are ideal for those looking for greater safety on the snow and a speed generally much more limited, as they will allow you to move and take turns, but less quickly. This, on the other hand, allows you to be less afraid in case of mistakes. At the same time, it is not recommended to take excessive speed with flexible snowboards as they are too unstable in such circumstances. Therefore, the more flexible boards they are, the more they are ideal items for beginners. As a result, rigid boards offer greater stability even at high speeds and are therefore preferred by experts.

How to maintain your snowboard

An aspect that should not be underestimated is maintenance of your snowboard, especially if you have purchased a product that you intend to use over the years. First of all, after using it, you must always dry it carefully and then remove the attachments to dry them in turn. In addition, once the period of use is over, it is necessary to wax the board.

If you have any doubts about waxing or not, take a look at the final part of the board and, if spots appear white, it means that you will have to do it. Once this is done and you understand if you need to sharpen the edges, it will be essential to keep the board in a dry room and always away from the sun. Obviously, nothing should be placed on the snowboard, because not only could it scratch it but it could end up bending it by being too close to it.

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