Soul boarders, corduroy philosophers, and side country trekkers this one is for you. This is our list of the Top 5 Freeride Snowboards Of 2019. We dug through our inventory and picked the Top 5 decks that will allow you to channel your inner soul surfer and peak to true snowboarding zen. We’ve chosen the best decks for this category from Burton, Ride, Lib Tech, DC and Chamonix to give you some knowledge on what’s out there and what could potentially be your next freeride battleship.

2019 Burton Skeleton Key Snowboard

The 2019 Burton Skeleton Key is your tool to unlock all the secrets of true soul surfing the white wave. A directional shape with a tapered tail gives this deck a wider platform in the nose for a predictable ride on the groomed trails and a great floating deck in the powder. This hybrid directional camber profile is predominately camber throughout the board but offers a large reverse camber nose to keep the tip up in deeper fluffy conditions. Burton’s Squeezebox Core Profiling mills the core of this deck in different areas that makes the board thicker in certain zones and thinner in others which gives this board good torsional flex, great pop and a playful personality all in one. Polish this one off with a sintered WFO base and you’ve got snowboarding’s key to unlock all doors that present themselves to you.

Shape: Tapered, Directional
Profile: Directional Camber
Flex: 4/10
Stance: 5.0CM Setback
Core: FSC Certified Super Fly II 700G Core
Fiberglass: Triax
Laminates: N/A
Base: Sintered
Edge: Standard Steel Edge,

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2019 Ride Berzerker Snowboard

The 2019 Ride Berzerker is designed with Ride Snowboards Pro Jake Blauvelt to be the perfect freeride vessel. It’s directional shape compliments the board directional hybrid camber profile which gives this board a full camber bend but a slight reverse camber lift in the nose to keep you from sinking in the deeper snow. Ride’s Roll-In Slimewall is a urethane sidewall that wraps all around the board’s edge to help keep the core safe from impact, moisture, and it also absorbs a lot of chatter when riding corduroys and bumpy terrain. Double Impact Plates are placed under the feet for added stability, pop and protection in case you take a wrong turn and your board ends up taking a beating. The 2019 Ride Berzerker is no rookie snowboard, this deck needs a seasoned vet who is looking to take on the whole mountain without looking back.

Shape: Directional
Profile: Directional Camber
Flex: 6/10
Stance: 1.9CM Setback
Core:Aspen/Bamboo/Paulownia
Fiberglass: Traix
Laminates: Double Impact Plates
Base: Sintered
Edge: Standard Steel Edge

[Buy the 2019 Ride Berzerker Snowboard]

2019 Lib Tech T.Rice HP Snowboard

Travis Rice is known for his insane riding in the backcountry and all-terrain assault on anything that crosses his path. The Lib Tech T.Rice HP Snowboard is his weapon of choice when navigating through the sea of the backcountry. This directional twin shape puts you in the driver seat and allows for a versatile ride forward or switch. Lib Tech’s C2 camber profile lays a small section of reverse camber in between the bindings and then longer elliptical camber zones under the feet to the contact points which makes for a surf-like feel while still holding the power and pop of a traditional camber. Lib Tech’s Magne-Traction edge acts like a serrated bread knife and add’s multiple contact points throughout the edge of the board strong edge hold on hardpack and icy terrain. Throw all of these on top of a sintered base for a fast ride and extra wax absorption upon tuning, and you’ve got a board that will have you ripping like Travis Rice in no time.

 

Shape: Directional Twin
Profile: Hybrid
Flex: 6/10
Stance: Centered
Core: Aspen/Paulownia
Fiberglass: Triax/Biax Blend
Laminates: N/A
Base: Sintered
Edge: Magne-Traction Edge

[Buy the 2019 Lib Tech T.Rice HP Snowboard]

2019 DC Mega Snowboard

The 2019 DC Mega is a straightforward, no fronts, classic snowboard. A true twin shape gives you a proper platform for riding forward or switch while the traditional camber profile gives you all the horsepower you need in your ollie and nollie power. A blended Poplar/Beechwood core gives this deck plenty of snap and energy while still remaining to not be too heavy in weight. DC’s sintered base offers a very porous detail to help absorb and hold my wax when tuned regularly that will allow you to blow the doors off your friends and ski racers any day of the week. The DC Mega may not be loaded to teeth with tons of tech, bells, and whistles but what it lacks in embellishments it makes up for in authenticity and performance.

Shape: Twin
Profile: Camber
Flex: 7/10
Stance: Centered
Core: FSC Poplar/Beech Wood
Fiberglass: Biax
Laminates: N/A
Base: Sintered
Edge: Standard Steel Edge.

[Buy the 2019 DC Mega Snowboard]

2019 Chamonix Dolent Snowboard

The 2019 Chamonix Dolent Snowboard provides all-mountain freedom to the rider geared toward slaying the inbound opportunities provided by their local resort. Whether it’s linking turns, spraying skiers, or ducking fences, the Dolent explodes onto the scene to deliver the all-mountain performance you’ve been searching for. The directional twin profile sets back the riders stance, to give them an easier ride through deep snow zones and sets the board in a cruise control like experience while riding hardpack and groomed runs. Carbon stringers are added throughout the deck’s core for additional pop in and out of turns, off jumps and other transitions. The true camber profile provides unmatched energy, edge hold, and ollie power. The Dolent is a force to be reckoned with, sure to leave a lasting impression on any rider.

Shape: Directional Twin
Profile: Camber
Flex: 8/10
Stance: Setback 1.5CM
Core: Poplar/Hardwood Stringers
Fiberglass: Biax
Laminates: N/A
Base: Sintered
Edge: Standard Steel Edge

[Buy the 2019 Chamonix Dolent Snowboard]

 

-Tanner B.

2018-09-05T16:32:43+00:00

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