Jibbers and jumpers, meet your weapons.
You cannot be in the market for new gear without checking out our 2018 Platinum Picks, which features all the best gear offerings of the season. If you’re season consists of cheese grader rail sets, cranking the generator for night urban, or getting after it in the park at your local resort, then take a look at these — the best park snowboards from our 2018 Platinum Picks. Jibbers and jumpers, meet your weapons.
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The RIDE Kink is ready to take a beating. Known for its chatter-reducing Slimewalls, strong impact plates under the bindings, and super strong steel edges, this twin shape board will be calling you to point it into jumps, 270 off rails, and seek out unique urban spots. It has a centered stance and hybrid profile – camber with a little rocker on each end – so you can rock, roll, and butter your way around the mountain. Get ready to play.
When it comes to compiling the best park snowboards, the list would not be complete without the inclusion of the twin-shaped Rome Buckshot. You’ll appreciate how the Rebound Sidewalls absorb your impact after your stomp all your landings, the freestyle-friendly flex lets you press and lock into rails, and the camber in the middle of the board with rise in the tip and tail has all the wound-up pop you need to pounce on all iron prey.
Never Summer Proto Type Two
Colorado brand, Never Summer, knows how to make a fun shred stick for hot laps in the park. Whether you’re a beginner or pro, you’ll appreciate just how easy this hybrid camber, true twin, rides. It takes the mid-flex core from the Never Summer Proto HD, but has the addition of a Ripsaw Rocker Camber Profile for serious spring and edge control. Meanwhile, the TrueGrit topsheet is durable so it won’t easily peel off your board and the trippy graphic will give you something nice to look at on the lift. When it comes to the best park snowboards, the list wouldn’t be complete without the Never Summer Proto Type Two.
Salomon Villain Park Snowboard
Calling all the scoundrels on the mountain. Meet your new weapon, the Salomon Villain. As the snowboard of choice for beasts in the streets like Louif Paradis, the true twin shape of the Salomon Villain will let you ride and land switch with ease, while the rock out camber shape (it’s flat between your feet, has camber under your feet, and rocker in the tip and tail) will allow you to nose press, tail press, and pop like you “mean” it. Last but not least, with a graphic from Laurent Grislain that falls in the horror category, this board has all the feels to make you want to go rob the park.
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