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Best All Mountain Snowboards of 2017

By: Stephen Krcmar

Best All Mountain Snowboards of 2017

To conduct our 2017 all mountain snowboard test, test director Stephen Krcmar used these boards inbounds and off-piste in variable snow conditions in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Mammoth Mountain and in the Eastern Sierra, as well as at various resorts in Utah. Each snowboard was rated on handling, pop + energy, versatility, edge hold, and sustainability + craftsmanship. Find out which scored the highest and earned our coveted Best In Class award.

For more reviews beyond this 2017 test, check out our other snowboard testssnowboard boot testsgoggle tests, along with other related snow gear tests.

Arbor Clovis

92

2017

Arbor Clovis

The Arbor Clovis is built for serious riders who like going fast and taking chances.

Franco Batwing II

91

2017

Franco Batwing II

The Batwing II is a custom board for snowboarders that ride a lot of powder as well as typical all mountain terrain.

Lib Tech Attack Banana

91

2017

Lib Tech Attack Banana

The Lib Tech Attack Banana is a versatile board being fun for the park and and ripping fast lines.

Ride Machete GT

89

2017

Ride Machete GT

The Ride Machete GT is a redesigned all mountain ripper for riders who also put in significant time at the terrain park.

Rome Blur

89

2017

Rome Blur

The Rome Blur is a new board for those who prefer natural features and making big turns on and off-piste.

K2 Bottle Rocket

88

2017

K2 Bottle Rocket

The Bottle Rocket is a new board from K2 that’s on the softer side of the all-mountain spectrum with a freestyle deck for easy and surfy turns. 

About the Author

Stephen Krcmar

Stephen Krcmar

Stephen Krcmar is a passionate snowboarder, cyclist, and motorcyclist. His ugly mug has sullied season passes at Killington, Sunday River, Big Sky, A Basin, and Mammoth Mountain, which he’s called hometown hill for the last decade. Although he’s lived in Mammoth Lakes full-time for five years, he now splits his time between Mammoth and Los Angeles because the mountain-urban one-two punch is the new bicoastal.

Krcmar has written about the outdoors and gear for Bicycling, Men’s Journal, Los Angeles Times, Outside, Gear Junkie.com, and The New York Times. He’s worked as a bike mechanic, bike messenger in in New York (pre-Giuliani) and Boston, and has tailed (just barely) alley cat cinematographer extraordinaire, Lucas Brunelle, through rush hour traffic for a story.

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