We carry the best brands of snowboards available on the market including Burton Snowboards, Capita Snowboards, Lib Tech Snowboards, GNU Snowboards, Rome Snowboards, Roxy Snowboards, Salomon Snowboards, DC Snowboards, and Nikita Snowboards.
We carry a range of boards of different styles, profiles, constructions and price points. Ask our professional team any questions you have when choosing the best snowboard for your needs.
The way a snowboard rides and feels comes down to its shape (twin or directional), profile (camber, rocker or hybrid) and construction (biax or triax fibreglass, different timbers or additives).
The profile is the shape of the board when you look down its edge. Camber touches the snow at the tip and tail but lift towards the middle. Camber provides the best edge-hold and most pop and is often found in hard-charging all-mountain boards such as the Burton Custom X. The downside of camber is that it can feel aggressive and is more difficult to manage for beginners to intermediate riders due to catching edges. Our favourite camber snowboards include the Burton Free Thinker, Burton Custom, Capita Outsiders, Rome Buckshot, Salomon Huck Knife and Capita Birds of a Feather.
Rocker was introduced by Lib Tech in 2006 and has proven to be a popular choice used by all snowboard brands to this day. A rocker profile touches the snow in the middle and lifts up at the tip and tail. Rocker allows for a smooth, buttery feel both on-snow and on rails and effortless float in powder. A downside to rocker is that it will have less edge-hold, have less pop and be less stable at high speed. Rocker is a popular choice amongst park boards such as the Rome Artifact, Capita Ultrafear and Capita Horrorscope, all-mountain boards such as the Rome Gang Plank, Lib Tech Skate Banana, GNU Carbon Credit, Capita Space Metal Fantasy and Roxy Ally.
Hybrid rockers combine the best aspects of both aforementioned profiles into one package. These begin with rocker in the middle to camber under your feet and finish with rocker at the tip and tail. Hybrid rockers are the best choice for people that want the best do-it-all snowboard shape whether they are riding park, powder or groomed runs. Our favourite hybrid rocker snowboards include the Burton Custom Flying V, Burton Process Flying V, Lib Tech Travis Rice, GNU Riders Choice, Burton Feel Good Flying V and Roxy Torah Bright.
There a many variations of the hybrid profile, including Capita’s Resort V1 Profile or Burton’s Pure Pop. This features camber between the feet with early rocker outside of the feet allowing for smooth and stable edge hold, pop off jumps without being overly aggressive. This profile is found in Capita’s Defenders of Awesome and Burton’s Process Pure Pop.
There are 3 categories of snowboards; All-mountain, park and powder. Once you’ve chosen category, eliminate snowboards by choosing your preferred profile. From there you can consider options like construction, materials and graphics. You can also consider where a board is made or a brands ethos. Lib Tech, Burton and Capita are great examples of this with both owning and operating their own eco-friendly state-of-the-art factories.