Top 5 Beginner Snowboards of 2019

By Published On: August 7th, 20180 Comments

Every snowboarder starts here, at the beginning. It’s a place where equipment must match the skill set of the rider perfectly. Your first board will grow your desire to ride or push you away from what could become your biggest passion. There are hundreds of boards in the marketplace, but where does a beginner start looking for a perfect board? They start here at the Top 5 Snowboards of 2019 list. The list highlights snowboards that are softer in flex for easy mobility, feature forgiving profile shapes for a catch free ride, and light in price point that allows for a wide range of entry. Take your time, it’s worth it.


2019 Burton Ripcord Snowboard

The 2019 Burton Ripcord Snowboard looks better than ever.  Even at a slight glance it’s easy to fall in love with the Burton board that starts it all for a lot of riders.  A maneuverable Flat Top profile shape combined with an Easy Edge Bevel makes the Ripcord ideal for people learning to link turns.  With a directional shape, 5mm tail taper, and a slightly setback stance of 25mm allows for the board to causally cruise the whole mountain and float in deep pow.  Burton Snowboards does it right from start to finish – get the Ripcord and thank us later.

Shape: Directional with 5mm Taper
Profile: Flat Top
Flex: 3/10
Stance: Setback -25mm
Core: FSC Certified Fly 900G Core with Squeezebox Low
Fiberglass: Biax
Laminates: None
Base: Extruded
Edge: Standard Steel with Easy Edge Bevel

[Buy the 2019 Burton Ripcord Snowboard HERE]


2019 DC Focus Snowboard

The 2019 DC Focus Snowboard is made with a focus of getting entry level riders to push and progress, all aspects of their riding. Made with a reverse camber profile and 3-degree edge bevel, you’ll be hard-pressed to catch an edge on this deck, rocking a playful, versatile feel. A combination of a 5/10 flex and Biax Fiberglass helps this board maintain a consistent flex. The DC Focus features an extruded base, the easiest base to repair and maintain in snowboarding, providing you with a durable deck. If you’re looking to pick up some more skills on the mountain, then look no further than the 2019 DC Focus Snowboard.

Shape: True Twin
Profile: Rocker
Flex: 4/10
Stance: Centered
Core: Stratus with Poplar and Beech
Fiberglass: Biax
Laminates: None
Base: Extruded
Edge: Standard Steel with 3° Edge Bevel

[Buy the 2019 DC Focus Snowboard HERE]


2019 K2 Standard Snowboard

The 2019 K2 Standard Snowboard was crafted to provide a new rider with exactly what they need, to start linking some turns and cruising down groomers. This board features K2’s Catch Free Rocker which is a standard reverse camber that raises up the contact points and makes catching an edge a thing of the past. With a soft flex and a full wood core, this board is playful and forgiving. Constructed with an extruded base this deck is very easy to maintain and repair just like all K2 Snowboards. If you’re lost in the vast sea of snowboards and can’t decide which one to start with, then check out the 2019 K2 Standard, it’ll get you on your feet and shredding in no time.

Shape: Directional Twin
Profile: Catch-Free Rocker
Flex: 3/10
Stance: Set Back -3/4″
Core: Aspen
Fiberglass: Biax
Laminates: None
Base: Extruded
Edge: Standard Steel

[Buy the 2019 K2 Standard Snowboard HERE]


2019 Ride Agenda Snowboard

You have laid out quite the “agenda” for this winter, with plans to tackle foreign mountains, lay deep carves, and race your friends down the hill. But first, you’ve got to learn how to snowboard. The 2019 Ride Agenda Snowboard will have you seamlessly mastering the sport, with a soft forgiving flex and loose riding flat profile. Reverse camber in the nose tail promotes easy turn initiation and a virtually catch-free ride. Ride‘s Slimewall sidewall construction adds durability and vibration dampening. If you’re looking for an easy, laid-back ride wherever you take it, then look no further than the 2019 Ride Agenda Men’s Snowboard.

Shape: True Twin
Profile: Twin Hybrid Rocker
Flex: 4/10
Stance: Centered
Core: Foundation Aspen
Fiberglass: Biax
Laminates: Single Impact Plates
Base: Extruded
Edge: Standard Steel

[Buy the 2019 Ride Agenda Snowboard HERE]


2019 Rossignol District Snowboard

One of the best freestyle boards to learn and progress on, the new 2019 District from Rossignol Snowboards offers easy, budget-friendly fun for entry-level riders. The softer, twin freestyle flex provides an easy-to-manipulate ride no matter which direction you slide. And with a generous Rossginol AmpTek rocker profile, the District offers confidence-boosting stability and an effortless, catch-free feel whether buttering boxes or perfecting your spin.

Shape: True Twin
Profile: AmpTek Auto Turn
Flex: 4/10
Stance: Centered
Core: FSC Certified Wood 5620
Fiberglass: Biax
Laminates: None
Base: Extruded
Edge: Standard Steel

[Buy the 2019 Rossignol District Snowboard HERE]

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