It can be pretty tough to find a stiff and agressive snowboard now, with the majority of snowboards being mid flexing hybrid camber boards. They can be a pain to find in real snowboard stores, as they are getting to the point where they are a bit too much for the average customer.
In general, these boards are going to have many of the same features:
Regular camber – or a hybrid camber that is very similar to regular camber. For anyone who learnt to snowboard when there was only camber boards around, there is just nothing like the feeling of a regular camber board. They are strong, very stable at high speeds and have tons of pop.
Stiff flex – a combination of the regular camber profile, strong cores, Triax or Quad (3 or 4 layers) of fiberglass all combine to give the boards a stiff flex.
Sintered Base – the fastest bases, more common on higher end boards, and exactly the base you would want if you are going for a fast regular camber board.
1. Burton Custom X
Probably the most famous on this list, the Burton Custom X has been a popular board for park and pipe riders,
Regular camber, Stiff flex, Sintered base. Read more
2. DC Media Blitz
Torstein Horgmo’s main board, the Media Blitz has regular camber, 9/10 flex and quad glass. The sort of board that can handle doing triples over monster jumps. Read more
3. Nitro Pantera SC
Regular camber, 9/10 flex, directional shape with a 1 inch setback stance. Read more
4. Endeavor High5
Regular camber with raised contact points, 7/10 flex, sintered base. Read more
5. Capita NAS
The NAS is what you will see Kazu Kokobo riding in the pipe, park and on big backcountry jumps. Regular camber, 7/10 flex – one of the cheaper high performing boards in this list. Read more
6. Salomon XLT
Regular camber, directional stiff 8/10 flex, made for speed. Read more
7. DC Hellcity
Regular camber, 8/10 flex twin and centered park board. Read more
8. Lib Tech Darker Series
7.5/10 flex, with C3 BTX camber profile, that is majority camber with a small rocker section in between your feet. Read more
9. GNU Billy Goat
6.5-8/10 flex rating, twin shape for riding but a slightly longer nose after the contact points and a sintered base. Read more
10. Never Summer Chairman
Directional, hybrid camber stiff flexing (8/10) snowboard. Goes up to really big sizes (173cm) Read more
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