Women’s Snowboards are designed specifically to suit a smaller stature, with softer flex patterns and thinner waist widths, A girls centre of gravity also tends to be lower than a blokes meaning you will shift you will shift your weight differently when you turn. Look for a softer model if you want to master your first turns or are into jibbing and something harder and stiffer for big fast carves and bigger jumps.
Progressive Snowboards are for beginners and those who just can’t spend enough time on the snow but want to maximise enjoyment and up time. Maybe you have done a few lessons and just can’t face stepping foot onto one of those dreaded blunt edge hire boards one more time. Progressive boards generally handle a bit of everything condition and riding style wise. They are the jack of all trades for the snowboard world and are here to make your riding as enjoyable and easy as possible. Generally a progressive board will be a directional twin with a slightly set back stance and a soft flex pattern for easy turns.
Jib Snowboards are designed for hitting anything and everything you can find. The less snow and more concrete or hand rail the better! Because of the torment you will put your Jib board through you will not want to splash out a lot of cash. Perhaps this will be a second board in your bag for when the conditions just aren’t there for the all mountain shredder. Jib boards are true twin tips with an equal stance, soft flex pattern and more commonly rocker profiles. These boards bend, press and butter easily and will put a smile on your face for a true piss about session on the mountain.
All Mountain Snowboards are for those of you who love cruising, on the piste, off the piste & you like the park. You are all about having a good time but know the basics. You don’t want to travel with a board specialising in a set discipline but instead just want good performance from one board. Because these types of boards are the most popular there are hundreds of different options, sizes, profiles and shapes.