best all mountain snowboard

Best all mountain snowboard

If you are interested on finding the best all mountain snowboard you are definitely in the right place. This is one of the boards we use to ride more, so we know what’s the deal about it. We are going to show what we consider to be the pros and cons on this snowboards.

Are you looking for an unique snowboard that can handle almost every snow conditions and riding style? You don’t want to carry a lot of boards for a couple of days of riding? If so, choosing an all mountain snowboard is you best option. We are bringing to our readers our 2018 best all mountain snowboards list.

 

What are all mountain snowboards?

Here at The Outdoors Lab we can define an all mountain snowboard as that board you would like to have with you no matter which the snow conditions are at the moment, and that will work too if the conditions change.

It’s a snowboard that can handle a little bit of everything but it’s not excellent in anything. The shape is almost every time a twin, bi directional board. You can set up your board stance for doing some freestyle in the park, rotating and riding it switch, or you can set up the bindings more at the back and use it for a powder day like a freeride directional board. This kind of stance will give you a sensation of being floating over the powder, giving your snowboard that “surfy board” feeling.

This are the two extremes of what you can do. In the middle there is everything else and this boards can handle it.

Why you need an all mountain snowboard?

If you don’t know what to ride you ride an all mountain. As I said before, if you want a board that can do everything in an acceptable way, or if it’s your first board, or maybe it’s not your first but you are not an specific rider (you are not ONLY a park rider or ONLY a powder freeride rider) but you want a snowboard that is going to fit in your needs this is the one to get. Here we are going to review different options in our best all mountain snowboards list.

How to choose an all mountain snowboard?

First of all we are going to said that any snowboard in this list is a great piece of gear and will work perfectly fine in any condition. So if you are new to the sport just don’t worry.

If the case is that this is not your first board and you have a couple of seasons of good riding maybe you want to look at some details of what you are going to buy.

If you have a defined riding style (you are a freestyle park rat, you love to go fast in piste and carve, you prefer freeride and powder in the backcountry) you can pay attention to some details.

For riding freestyle we are definitely going to look to a twin shape, shorter board, narrow or regular width, with a lot of flex that will give us the pop we need to jump.

In the opposite we have a board for someone that loves powder days more than anything. We can maintain a twin shape, because as I said before you can set up the bindings at the back, but we want a larger, wide board, but we don’t want a lot of flex, because we need to have control at high speeds.

Again, these are the extreme situations. In the middle you have a lot and you can have a mix of all this together. The intention is to guide you a little bit before you do a purchase.

As I always said the best thing you can do is to try as much boards as you can before making a decision. If you have a demo shop were they can borrow their snowboards for a day take the chance to try their different options and talk to the people there. They will help for sure.

Finally what you are expecting after all this reading. The list…

 

Best men’s all mountain snowboards

 

Lib Technologies Travis Rice Pro Pointy Tip Snowboard

Lib Technologies T.Rice Pro Pointy Tip Snowboard
Lib Technologies T.Rice Pro Pointy Tip Snowboard

Riding style: All mountain

Shape: Twin

Profile: C2 (rocker between bindings, camber underfoot)

Flex: Medium-stiff (7/10)

Ideal for: Intermediate/advanced riders who enjoy deep powder and going fast with control but want to have a board that can take to the park.

                                                                                                 Average price: $599

 

Jones Snowboards Aviator Snowboard

Jones Snowboards Aviator Snowboard
Jones Snowboards Aviator Snowboard

Riding style: All mountain

Shape: Directional twin

Profile: Power Camber

Flex: Medium-stiff (7/10)

Ideal for: Advanced/expert riders who are not going to jibb or butter but carve fast everyday.

Average price: $549

 

Burton Custom X Snowboard

Burton Custom X Snowboard
Burton Custom X Snowboard

Riding style: All mountain

Shape: Directional

Profile: Camber

Flex: Stiff (8/10)

Ideal for: Intermediates who have a lot of control as the board have a very fast turn.

Average price: $749

 

Arbor Coda Camber

Arbor Coda Camber
Arbor Coda Camber

Riding style: All mountain

Shape: Twin

Profile: Camber

Flex: Medium-stiff (7/10)

Ideal for: A great option for beginners as this snowboard will still be very fun as you progress.

Average price: $549

 

Never Summer Insta/Gator Snowboard

Never Summer Insta/Gator Snowboard
Never Summer Insta/Gator Snowboard

Riding style: All mountain

Shape: Tappered directional

Profile: Hybrid rocker

Flex: Medium (4/10)

Ideal for: Intermediate/advanced riders who enjoy the surfy sensation on a powder day. It has the stance 20mm to the back so you can get that feeling.

                                                                                                 Average price: $529

 

Best women’s all mountain snowboards

 

Gnu Ladies Choice Snowboard

Gnu Ladies Choice Snowboard
Gnu Ladies Choice Snowboard

Riding style: All mountain

Shape: Asymmetric twin

Profile: C2 BTX (rocker between bindings, camber underfoot out to tips)

Flex: Medium (5/10)

Ideal for: Intermediate girls who enjoy the same way a powder day and hitting the half pipe or a big air jump.

                                                                                                 Average price: $569

 

Never Summer Maverix Snowboard

Never Summer Maverix Snowboard - Women's
Never Summer Maverix Snowboard – Women’s

Riding style: All mountain

Shape: Directional

Profile: Fusion Rocker Camber

Flex: Medium (4/10)

Ideal for: Intermediate/advanced riders who look for deep days but still want to have fun while waiting for that epic snow storm.

                                                                                                 Average price: $499

 

Burton Feelgood Snowboard

Burton Feelgood Snowboard - Women's
Burton Feelgood Snowboard – Women’s

Riding style: All mountain

Shape: Directional twin

Profile: Camber

Flex: Medium (5/10)

Ideal for: Everyone who wants to push it hard, gain speed and like to carve. On powder it has the old school traditional camber feel.

                                                                                                 Average price: $599

 

Rossignol Diva LF Snowboard

Rossignol Diva LF Snowboard - Women's
Rossignol Diva LF Snowboard – Women’s

Riding style: All mountain

Shape: Twin

Profile: Amptek Elite (camber underfoot, rocker at tips)

Flex: Medium-stiff (7/10)

Ideal for: This board can be really aggressive on hard snow, holds speed and carves well. You’ll still have a lot of fun in powder days.

                                                                                                 Average price: $499

 

Salomon Snowboards Wonder Snowboard

Salomon Snowboards Wonder Snowboard - Women's
Salomon Snowboards Wonder Snowboard – Women’s

Riding style: All mountain

Shape: Directional twin

Profile: Cross (camber between feet, rocker on tip and tail)

Flex: Medium (5/10)

Ideal for: Intermediate/advanced riders who want a cheap all day mountain that gives great performance to their ride.

                                                                                                 Average price: $399

 

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