Snowboards

2014-2015 Burton Custom X

2014-2015 Burton Custom X

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.

Blister ‘Best Of’ Awards

Blister ‘Best Of’ Awards

In the next round of Blister’s ‘Best Of’ Awards, we talk about some of the best snowboards out there.

2014-2015 One-Board Quiver: Reviewers’ Choices

2014-2015 One-Board Quiver: Reviewers’ Choices

We’ve been talking a lot about ski quivers, here are our one-board quiver selections.

2014-2015 Amplid Creamer

2014-2015 Amplid Creamer

The redesigned Amplid Creamer is a directional, big-mountain board that floats really well.

2013-2014 Burton Genesis Re:Flex Binding

2013-2014 Burton Genesis Re:Flex Binding

The Burton Genesis is the most comfortable binding we’ve ever tested, and pairs especially well with a lighter, all-mountain board.

2013-2014 Nitro Blacklight

2013-2014 Nitro Blacklight

The Nitro Blacklight is a directional twin that excels on groomers and in the air, the park, or the backcountry.

2013-2014 Spark R&D Magneto Splitboard Bindings

2013-2014 Spark R&D Magneto Splitboard Bindings

Spark R&D’s Magneto binding is the lightest, quickest, and easiest to use splitboard binding we’ve tested to date.

2013-2014 Burton Antler

2013-2014 Burton Antler

The Burton Antler is a snappy, playful, all-mountain board that wants to jump off everything.

2014 K2 Company Binding

2014 K2 Company Binding

The K2 Company binding is a lightweight, easily adjustable binding that’s best paired with an all-mountain or stiffer park board.

2013-2014 Rossignol Jibsaw MagTek

2013-2014 Rossignol Jibsaw MagTek

“When I hit up smaller jumps or rails, the Jibsaw is the board I now grab 100% of the time.”

Flow NX2-AT Bindings

Flow NX2-AT Bindings

The Flow NX2-AT is a versatile, well-built snowboard binding that is much improved from its predecessor.

2013-2014 One-Board Quiver: Reviewers’ Choices

2013-2014 One-Board Quiver: Reviewers’ Choices

Blister snowboard reviewers weigh in with their one-board quiver picks.

2013-2014 Rossignol Angus

2013-2014 Rossignol Angus

A light, poppy, playful board, the Rossignol Angus shines in fresh power and spring slush with its Amptek All-Mountain rocker.

2013-2014 Lib Tech Travis Rice Pro Split

2013-2014 Lib Tech Travis Rice Pro Split

The stiffness, camber profile, and stability of the Lib Tech Travis Rice Pro Split prove that “hard-charging splitboard” is not an oxymoron.

2012-2013 Voile Light Rail Splitboard Binding

2012-2013 Voile Light Rail Splitboard Binding

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.

UPDATE: MTN Approach System

UPDATE: MTN Approach System

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.

2012-2013 StepChild FTW

2012-2013 StepChild FTW

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.

2013-2014 Never Summer SL Split

2013-2014 Never Summer SL Split

The Never Summer SL Split proves that a splitboard doesn’t have to sacrifice stability, stiffness, or fun.

2012-2013 Rossignol One Magtek

2012-2013 Rossignol One Magtek

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.

SnowXu Collapsible Snowshoe

SnowXu Collapsible Snowshoe

The new SnowXu Collapsible Snowshoe is one of the lightest snowshoes out there. But is it ready for serious backcountry use?