Big feet or some extra LB’s shouldn’t limit progression. That’s why we curated this list of our Top 5 “Big Guy” Snowboards of 2019. These decks are hand picked for those big boys out there rocking size 12+ boots, pushing 6′ 5″ or got some extra room in the cheeseburger locker. Either way, we’ve got you guys covered. We’ve grabbed decks from Burton, GNU, Nitro, Jones and Lib Tech for some decks that allow you to lay down some mean carves, charge the groomers and rip the whole mountain just like those other little punks all around the hill.
The Burton Custom X Wide Snowboard offers all the goodies and features you’d find in Burton’s beloved Custom but with a little more horsepower. This deck features a directional twin shape with a true camber profile for a hard-charging and everlasting energetic mentality. Burton gives this deck a fairly aggressive personality that features Burton’s Infinite Ride Core that breaks in this deck before it even hits your front step for a deck with no surprises. Burton’s Frostbite Edges offer a wider waist width under the feet for added edge hold and grip on hardpack and slick terrain. It’s polished off with a Sintered WFO base for a speedy base and extra absorbent body. The Burton Custom X Wide’s waist width can accommodate those riders with a boot size larger than an 11.
Shape: Directional Twin
Stance: Setback 1.25cm
Core: FSC Certified Dragonfly 600G
Edge: Frostbite Edges
[Buy the 2019 Burton Custom X Wide Snowboard]
The GNU Carbon Credit Wide is an easy pick for this list. The Carbon Credit has been coveted as one of the easier riding decks that opens the door for progression in all sorts of terrain. Its true twin shape matched with GNU’s Original Banana profile gives this deck a rockered zone in between the rider’s feet while adding a mild camber profile under the feet to the contact points for a deck that is easy to ride and progress with. Dub in GNU’s Magne-Traction edge for a steel edge that contains multiple contact points down the running length for a strong edge hold on hardpack and icy terrain. An Eco-Sublimated Extruded Base gives this deck a base that is easy to maintain and can take a beating so you can spend less time in the tune shop and more time on snow. This particular model features a wider waist width to accommodate those riders who have a boot size larger than an 11.
[Buy the Gnu Carbon Credit Wide Snowboard]
The Nitro Magnum is a true believer of not letting your size limit your progression on the hill. This directional-shaped deck features Nitro’s hybrid Cam-Out profile which offers a camber-dominant bend with a rockered tip and tail for a board that is powerful and hard-charging with a little bit playfulness in the nose and tail. The Nitro Magnum offers a wide waist width to handle those with larger boot sizes while its Dual Degressive sidecut allows the board to ride like a standard-width deck so you don’t lose any edge-to-edge time. It’s Powerlite Core allows this deck to be lightweight despite its size by using a high-grade poplar wood construction. A Sintered Speed Formula HD Base brings it all together for a real-feel, big-guy style deck that makes it an obvious choice for our Top 5 list.
Profile: Hybrid Cam-Out
Stance: Setback 1.5cm
Core: Powerlite Core
Edge: Dual Degressive
[Buy the 2019 Nitro Magnum Snowboard]
The Jones Mountain Twin Wide is Jones’ all-terrain destruction for those big league swingers looking to rip the whole mountain. Its directional twin shape lets this board cruise the whole mountain but definitely wants to be taken into the deeper snow. Jones’ Hybrid Camrock profile adds a camber zone underfoot while adding rockered tips and tails for a board that turns on a dime and floats in the deeper snow. Jones’ Mountain Core features a dual-density full wood core with bamboo stringers that are laid from tip to tail which add more energy and snap out of the board. This is all laid together on top of a Sintered 7000 base which absorbs wax well and rides fast. This deck has a wider waist width underfoot to accommodate those with a boot size that exceeds an 11.
Shape: Directional Twin
Profile: Hybrid Camrock
Stance: Setback 2.0cm
Core: Mountain Core
[Buy the 2019 Jones Mountain Twin Wide Snowboard]
The Lib Tech Skunk Ape HP as been renowned has the ultimate “Big Guy” snowboard. A directional twin shape makes this a freestyle vessel that can conquer all obstacles that stand in its way while its Hybrid C2 Camber profile gives it a perfect all-terrain contour. The C2 Camber puts a slight rockered zone between the rider’s feet while adding elongated camber zones under the feet all the way to the contact points. The Skunk Ape’s Aspen/Paulownia mixed core creates a deck that is durable and bombproof to give its big set owner some peace of mind while on the snow. Lib Tech’s Magne-Traction edge adds multiple contact points down the edge for an unreal edge hold on slick terrain hardpack trails. Lib polishes this board off with their Eco-Sublimated TNT Extruded base for an underside that is durable and easy maintenance for more time on hill and less time in the tune shops. This deck also naturally comes as “wide” to help those riders with boot sizes that have grown past a size 11.
Shape: Directional Twin
Profile: Hybrid C2
Fiberglass: Triax/Biax Blend
[Buy the 2019 Lib Tech Skunk Ape Snowboard]