Top 10 Snowboards to try in 2024

07 Aug, 2023

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Welcome snowboarders, it's that time of year again. The mountains are calling, and it's time to gear up for another epic winter season. But before you hit the slopes, let's talk about snowboards. The 2024 lineup of snowboards has taken on a whole new level of innovation, with a variety of new shapes that can take your riding experience to the next level. We'll be breaking down the top 10 snowboards you need to try in 2024. Each board has a unique shape designed to enhance your experience, providing you with an unforgettable ride.

Snowboarding is all about the ride, and these boards are taking that to the next level. Each offers a different experience, giving riders a board that is unique to their riding style. From freestyle to all-mountain or powder, these new shapes cater to different terrains and preferred riding styles. They can impact your enjoyment of snowboarding by increasing your control, speed, and maneuverability in differing conditions and terrain.

So are you ready to upgrade your riding experience with these new boards? Get ready to strap in, because we're about to unveil the top 10 boards to try in 2024. We'll be diving deep into each shape, highlighting their strengths and exploring how they can elevate your ride. It's time to take your snowboarding game to the next level, so join us as we explore the world of new snowboard shapes and get ready to hit the mountain like never before.

Bataleon Party Wave + Snowboard 2024

The Bataleon Party Wave+ Snowboard 2024 is an upgraded version of the fun-filled Party Wave board, designed to deliver an even livelier performance on the slopes. With a shorter and wider shape, this high-tech beast can handle anything you throw at it. The Party Wave+ features a lighter wood core, upgraded glass, and a lightning-fast sintered base, giving you enhanced responsiveness and a thrilling ride. The recent shape update includes a fresh new pintail, slightly more tail kick, and optimized width on the smaller sizes. With a park rating of 5 out of 10, a resort rating of 9 out of 10, and a powder rating of 9 out of 10, this board excels in various terrains. The medium flex (6 out of 10) offers a perfect balance between pressability and stability at high speeds. The Party Wave+ boasts Bataleon's innovative 3BT™ + Sidekick™ technology, combining tip-to-tail camber and Triple Base Technology for an unmatched snowboarding experience. The Layup & Laminate features tri-ax lamination and an ultra-light core, providing strength, responsiveness, and an excellent weight-to-strength ratio. The Ultra Glide S base ensures durability and impressive speed. With Shock Walls Sidewall technology, the board is more resistant to impact and provides a smoother ride. The Bataleon Party Wave+ also incorporates D.S.T. Super Tubes, carbon stringers, and Supertubes™, further enhancing pop, camber, and weight reduction. Overall, this board's features and technology create a versatile and dynamic snowboarding experience for riders seeking a thrilling ride on any terrain.

Shape: Directional
Profile: Camber with 3BT
Flex: 6/10
Gender: Unisex

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Rome Renegade Snowboard 2024

The Rome Rene-Gade Snowboard 2024 is a pro model ATV designed by Rene Rinnekangas, made for mind-melting, freestyle insanity. With a flex rating of 8 out of 10, this board offers powerful and predictable performance in any terrain. It excels in the park with a rating of 7 out of 10, showcasing its freestyle capabilities. Additionally, it performs well on the mountain with a rating of 8 out of 10, making it suitable for all-mountain riding. The Rene-Gade features Stay Positive Camber, a tried-and-true camber profile that provides power and predictability. Its directional twin shape offers versatility for both regular and switch riding. The board incorporates directional triple Hotrods and flax walls for added strength and response. The twin Flax Walls extend from the inserts to the nose and tail, providing a freestyle flex and maximum ollie power. The Carbon Omega HotRods enhance ollie power and response, while the SinterSpeed Base delivers high-performance and high-speed riding. Overall, the Rome Rene-Gade Snowboard is a top-of-the-line board with premium features that allow riders to push their limits in freestyle riding while still performing well in various conditions on the mountain.

Shape: Directional Twin
Profile: Camber
Flex: 8/10
Gender: Mens

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Bataleon Moodboard Snowboard 2024

The Bataleon Moodboard Snowboard 2024 is a high-performance snowboard designed specifically for women who love freestyle and park riding. With its twin shape and 3BT shaping, this board offers a forgiving and effortless feel, allowing riders to focus on their riding and progress faster. It performs exceptionally well all over the resort, from slopes to powder, making it a versatile choice for any terrain. The medium flex rating of 4 out of 10 strikes a perfect balance between pressability and stability, providing a comfortable and responsive ride. The Moodboard features Bataleon's innovative 3BT™ + Sidekick™ technology, combining the responsiveness of traditional camber with the dynamic shaping properties of Triple Base Technology. This creates a unique and enjoyable riding experience. The board's construction includes Bi-Ax laminations for lightness and playfulness, a reliable full poplar woodcore for reliable performance, and a Hyper Glide S base that ensures durability and speed. With Solid Walls Sidewall, the board offers a great flex-to-strength ratio. Additional features such as the medium camber profile and SideKick™ technology enhance the board's performance in various snow conditions. Overall, the Bataleon Moodboard Snowboard is packed with features that provide excellent control, versatility, and a fun riding experience for women riders in the park and freestyle scene.

Shape: True Twin
Profile: Camber with 3BT
Flex: 4/10
Gender: Womens

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Capita Aeronaut Snowboard 2024

The Capita Aeronaut Snowboard 2024 is a game-changer designed for the resort rider seeking maximum control, and it was made by the side-hit guru itself, Arthur Longo. The powerful and nimble board has a semi-old school feel and a directional, cambered shape that can handle all-mountain exploration. This board features a HyperDrive™ ADV base, Amplitex V-TECH Amplifiers, and a lightweight Panda Hover Core™ that offer the stability and pop required to blast over any enticing terrain features. The Aeronaut Snowboard has a Directional shape with a 0.8” Setback, V3 Alpine Camber Profile, and a slightly tapered tail that make carving and turning easy and controlled. This board is highly versatile, with a 5/5 Terrain versatility rating, meaning it can handle everything from groomers to jumps, and almost everything in between. Whether you're a resort shredder or an adventurous all-mountain rider, the Capita Aeronaut 2024 Snowboard is a must-have for your arsenal.

Shape: Directional
Profile: Camber
Flex: 6/10
Gender: Mens

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YES Pyzel SBBS Snowboard 2024

The Yes Pyzel SBBS Snowboard 2024 is a powerhouse of all-mountain performance, offering a host of features that will elevate your winter riding experience. Designed in collaboration with PYZEL surfboards, this board combines the best of both worlds. With a tapered MidBite outline and slamback inserts, it is primed to handle big powder days with ease. The directional twin shape allows for freestyle versatility, making it a great choice for park and pipe riding. The board's flex rating of 7/10 strikes the perfect balance between responsiveness and forgiveness. Constructed with a poplar/paulownia core, it offers strength and durability without sacrificing weight. The Triax glass and sintered spec base provide maximum performance and long-lasting durability. Equipped with a camber profile, the Yes Pyzel SBBS Snowboard delivers powerful edge hold and stability. Designed by Guillaume Rousseaux, this board is a dream come true for riders who seek an unforgettable and enjoyable ride.

Shape: Directional Twin
Profile: Camber
Flex: 7/10
Gender: Mens

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Burton Gril Master Snowboard 2024

The Burton FT Gril Master Snowboard 2024 pays homage to the legendary snowboarder Marko "Grilo" Grilc and his undeniable contribution to the sport. With an all-mountain rating of 7/10, a powder rating of 8/10, and a park rating of 4/10, this board is built to tackle any terrain. Its directional camber bend and 15mm taper offer superior control and stability, ensuring effortless carving and precise turns. The Super Fly II™ 700G Core with Dualzone™ EGD™ provides lightweight strength and responsiveness, while the Squeezebox technology enhances energy transfer for powerful ollies and smooth flex. The balanced freeride geometry and 45° Carbon Highlights enhance responsiveness and agility, making it ideal for riders who crave versatility. Thanks to the sintered WFO base, this board delivers phenomenal speed and durability. Additionally, the Channel mounting system allows for quick and easy stance adjustments. From carving fresh powder to hitting the park, the Burton FT Gril Master Snowboard is a powerhouse that embodies the legacy of a true snowboarding pioneer.

Shape: Directional
Profile: Camber
Flex: 7/10
Gender: Mens

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Burton Blossom Snowboard 2024

The Burton Blossom Snowboard 2024 is a snowboard that inspires creativity and self-expression. This board comes with a solid and true twin platform that is perfect for spinning, stomping, and riding as per your liking. The Burton Blossom Snowboard has been designed with a symmetrical twin shape that offers outstanding stability, so you can ride regular or switch comfortably. Additionally, the board's camber bend provides snappy suspension for powerful turns and poppy precision with weight distributed symmetrically across the entire board, giving you smooth, continuous edge control from tip to tail. The twin flex of this board makes it perfect for versatile riding, whether you ride regular or switch. This snowboard also features Super Fly II core construction with Dualzone EGD for increased pop and strength while reducing overall weight, and Triax Fiberglass with Carbon I-Beam for versatile flex and response. The board's Sintered WFO Base ensures durability, even when riding all season in any condition. The Burton Blossom Snowboard features Burton's Channel® Board Mount, which is designed to help dial-in the perfect stance and is compatible with all major bindings. Finally, Burton Blossom's unique and hand-painted fresh butterflies design by Niels Schack symbolizes new life and natural beauty. It's easy to see why this board sets you free to create and is perfect for riders seeking originality in both their style and their performance.

Shape: True Twin
Profile: Camber
Flex: 7/10
Gender: Unisex

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Nitro Dinghy Snowboard 2024

The Nitro Dinghy Snowboard 2024 is the perfect snowboard for riders with bigger feet or experienced powder and groomer turners seeking an oversized surface to conquer varying terrains. Designed by Tommy Delago, this versatile short board excels in low-angle tree runs, deep powder days, and wide-open runs. The wide tapered directional shape and wide width provide ample floatation for effortless maneuverability in deep snow, while the progressive sidecut ensures smooth and powerful turns. The Trüe camber bend offers snappy response and excellent edge control, making it ideal for carving and charging down the mountain. The Powercore II and Reflex core profile provide enhanced strength, stability, and pop, allowing for confident riding in all conditions. The Bi-lite laminates offer a lightweight and responsive feel, while the Sintered Speed Formula II base delivers excellent speed and durability. The Nitro Dinghy Snowboard is suitable for advanced to expert riders who prefer backcountry riding. With graphics by Bryan Fox and Paul Brown, this board not only performs well but also looks great on the slopes. Choose your size based on the Nitro Dinghy Size Chart, accommodating a range of weights and preferences. Whether shredding through powder or carving up groomers, the Nitro Dinghy Snowboard delivers exceptional performance for the adventurous rider.

Shape: Directional
Profile: Camber
Flex: 7/10
Gender: Mens

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Lib Tech Orca Snowboard 2024

The Lib Tech Orca Snowboard 2024 is an incredible all-terrain snowboard designed by Travis Rice that combines pow-shredding capabilities with resort-slashing performance. Its unique features make it a powerful predator on the mountain. The board features a long floaty nose for optimal performance in powder, allowing riders to effortlessly glide through deep snow. The powerful poppy contact and short radius "Whale Tail Technology" maximize control and playfulness. With a tight 7m trench gouging sidecut, this board provides excellent maneuverability and allows for easy carving. The Orca is wide enough to prevent toe drag on hardpack rails while still delivering dream-like floatation on pillows. It is suitable for all-mountain riding, whether you're tearing it up in Alaska, dropping BC pillow stacks, or simply riding your local resort. The Lib Tech Orca Snowboard boasts the TR. Award-winning status and offers a medium flex that caters to intermediate and advanced riders. It features the Camber: Xtreme Riding All Terrain Contour, a versatile camber profile that provides control and stability in all conditions. The Horsepower Construction [HP] with an extended 60% Aspen / 40% Paulownia wood core offers a lightweight yet durable construction. The TRI AX / BI-AX glass with basalt alloy further enhances performance and responsiveness. The board's Sintered knife cut base ensures speed and durability, while the Birch internal sidewalls and UHMW sintered sidewalls provide increased impact resistance. The Orca also incorporates Magne-Traction Effortless Edge Hold with seven strategically located edge serrations that offer unmatched grip and control. With the Banana Technology [BNA], a rocker/camber hybrid contour, riders can enjoy full contact and control in all conditions. The Lib Tech Orca Snowboard 2024 stands out as an exceptional choice for riders seeking a versatile and high-performance board that excels in both powder and resort conditions.

Shape: Directional
Profile: Hybrid Camber
Flex: 6/10
Gender: Unisex

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Nitro Optisym Snowboard 2024

The Nitro Optisym Snowboard for the 2024 season is a perfect fit for snowboarders who enjoy fun, low-impact, and friendly freestyle riding. The board has an asymmetrical twin shape and a mid-wide width that make it perfect for park riding and turning anything into a feature. It features a dual degressive sidecut that offers easy maneuvering and allows riders to switch from air time tricks to ground tricks in seconds. The cam-out camber of the board provides a traditional camber feel while still maintaining forgiveness and ease, making it suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced riders. The Nitro Optisym Snowboard boasts a Powercore II, which is a tip-to-tail poplar wood core designed to provide a perfect balance of flex, stiffness, and stability. The Whiplash core profile furthers enhances the board's performance, allowing for a quick edge-to-edge response. The board also features Powerwall sidewalls that offer extra strength and protection, while the Railkiller edge ensures the board can withstand impact on rails and other park features. The Nitro Optisym Snowboard comes equipped with a bi-lite laminate that enhances board feel and reduces weight, making it easier to maneuver and boosting airtime. The board's Premium extruded FH base ensures high durability and low maintenance. Overall, the Nitro Optisym Snowboard 2024 is a great choice for park riders who want a board that's forgiving, fun, and responsive, capable of achieving exceptional performance in the park, groomers, or backcountry.

Shape: Asymmetrical Twin
Profile: Camber
Flex: 6/10
Gender: Mens or Womens

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