Depending on what style of snowboarding you enjoy and what level of rider you are, there is a snowboard that will best suite you. While there are many different brands and styles out there, five brands stand out as the best above all others. Lib Technologies, Burton, Never Summer, GNU Snowboards and Jones Snowboards offer superior quality and unique styles for all types, each having their own signature boards and technologies. Because each rider has their own preferences, these companies have gone above and beyond to make sure that everyone purchased is up to standards and fits the rider’s needs.
Lib Technologies are best known for their Magne Traction and Banana Technologies. Magne Traction helps to improve the edge control in icy conditions while the Banana Technology helps with freestyle riding as well as when used in powder conditions. Both freestyle and all mountain boards can be found by this brand. One of the best known and most popular snowboard brands is Burton due to the high number of boards as well outdoor gear that they produce. All ages and types of riders can find a board that is perfect for them including young kids. Bindings can be customized with the Channel System, allowing each rider to adjust everything from the way that the bindings fit to the stance on the board. Never Summer is known for their extensive quality testing that is done on every board before it is sold. There is a three year warranty offered with each snowboard and demo sessions can be scheduled if you are in the Denver area. GNU Snowboards are made by the same manufacturing company as Lib Technologies, and have the Banana Tech boards as well as the Magne Traction. Both the men’s and women’s Park Pickle won awards in 2011 for the ease of making heel side turns. Though it is one of the newer brands, Jones Snowboards does not disappoint. Created by professional Jeremy Jones he uses his knowledge of riding to create snowboards that exhibit quality, strength and stability. Having only been going for one year, several of the boards have already won numerous awards.
Whether you are a beginner or professional, adult or young kid, there is a snowboard that is perfect for your style of riding and ability. These five brands are known for having the best boards that will ensure the best ride no matter what you prefer.