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Best Snowboardsof 2016: Women's All Mountain

By: Monica Prelle

Best Snowboardsof 2016: Women's All Mountain

To conduct our Women’s All Mountain Snowboard Test, test director Monica Prelle rode these boards inbounds and off trail at Mammoth Mountain in California. She compared them side by side riding in variable conditions over intermediate and advanced terrain. This group includes only the top seven scoring women’s all mountain snowboards. She rated the boards using our main criteria—handling, pop+ energy, versatility, edge hold, and sustainability/craftsmanship. The Gear Institute Rating is the combined score across all categories, representing the highest overall level of performance.

Photo: Jones Snowboards / Seth Lightcap

Jones Snowboards Women’s Flagship

94

2016

Jones Snowboards Women’s Flagship

The Jones Women’s Flagship is a stiff big mountain board with a hybrid camber/rocker profile designed for advanced snowboarders.

Gnu B-Pro – 20th Anniversary Edition

92

2016

Gnu B-Pro – 20th Anniversary Edition

The 20th Anniversary Edition of the Gnu B-Pro is an aggressive, yet playful, hybrid camber/rocker snowboard designed by snowboarding pioneer Barrett Christy.

Jones Airheart

90

2016

Jones Airheart

The Airheart is Jones Snowboards answer to traditional camber, but with an innovative design for maximum responsiveness and precision.

Roxy Torah Bright XC2 BTX

89

2016

Roxy Torah Bright XC2 BTX

A playful, yet aggressive, camber rocker all mountain board designed by Olympic Gold Medalist Torah Bright. 

Burton Family Tree High Spirits

88

2016

Burton Family Tree High Spirits

The Burton High Spirits is a directional camber board with rocker in the nose designed for freeriding and powder slashing.

Burton Feelgood Flying V

87

2016

Burton Feelgood Flying V

The Burton Feeelgod Flying V is a lively and playful snowboard built for all-mountain riding and is ideal for intermediate riders looking for a fun ride. 

Arbor Swoon Camber

86

2016

Arbor Swoon Camber

The Arbor Swoon Camber is a stiff all-mountain board designed for intermediate to advanced riders. 

About the Author

Monica Prelle

Monica Prelle

Monica Prelle is an outdoors and adventure writer who lives at 8,000 feet in Mammoth Lakes, California.

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