Burton describes the Custom X as the “hardest charging” board they make, so we asked new Blister reviewer and FWT rider Colin Boyd to weigh in.
In the next round of Blister’s ‘Best Of’ Awards, we talk about some of the best snowboards out there.
We’ve been talking a lot about ski quivers, here are our one-board quiver selections.
The redesigned Amplid Creamer is a directional, big-mountain board that floats really well.
The Burton Genesis is the most comfortable binding we’ve ever tested, and pairs especially well with a lighter, all-mountain board.
The Nitro Blacklight is a directional twin that excels on groomers and in the air, the park, or the backcountry.
Spark R&D’s Magneto binding is the lightest, quickest, and easiest to use splitboard binding we’ve tested to date.
The Burton Antler is a snappy, playful, all-mountain board that wants to jump off everything.
The K2 Company binding is a lightweight, easily adjustable binding that’s best paired with an all-mountain or stiffer park board.
“When I hit up smaller jumps or rails, the Jibsaw is the board I now grab 100% of the time.”
The Flow NX2-AT is a versatile, well-built snowboard binding that is much improved from its predecessor.
Blister snowboard reviewers weigh in with their one-board quiver picks.
A light, poppy, playful board, the Rossignol Angus shines in fresh power and spring slush with its Amptek All-Mountain rocker.
The stiffness, camber profile, and stability of the Lib Tech Travis Rice Pro Split prove that “hard-charging splitboard” is not an oxymoron.
If the words “avalanche ripcord” don’t get your attention with the Voile Light Rail splitboard binding, then “low cost,” “high quality,” and “bombproof” should.
In place of a splitboard, the MTN Approach System uses collapsible skis for the ascent. After more winter testing, here’s an update from reviewer Jed Doane.
StepChild Snowboards says that they have “More Heart Than Brains,” but their FTW is evidence that they have a good bit of both. It’s a playful board that holds up well all over the mountain.
The Never Summer SL Split proves that a splitboard doesn’t have to sacrifice stability, stiffness, or fun.
The Rossignol One Magtek is a fast, playful, and light one-board quiver, but getting the most out of it requires a certain riding style.
The new SnowXu Collapsible Snowshoe is one of the lightest snowshoes out there. But is it ready for serious backcountry use?