The Best Snowboards of 2012

By Shannon Allen , last updated February 22, 2012

The best snowboards of 2012 have found a way to implement innovative technology into an entirely new and gnarly level of fun. The latest releases of boards have more controlled rockers, sharper edges, and smoother rides, allowing athletes of all levels to reach new heights. This article highlights the best snowboards of 2012 and exposes the incredible technology that set these specific designers so far above the rest.

Burton Nug

After three decades of designing gear and products, Burton continues to dominate the sport of snowboarding with the creation of their latest men's board, the Nug. Their goal was to create a board with less weight and materials that still offered the stability and strength of the traditionally sized boards. Their efforts proved to be a complete success, as the Nug has quickly become the top choice of snowboard enthusiasts as well as Snowboarder Magazine. Not only does this compact board offer all the stability features of traditional boards, but Burton also designed an innovative V-Rocker reverse chamber, Frostbite edges, and jumper cable suspension to ensure an awesome ride no matter what the conditions.

Rome Mod Rocker

Rome Mod Rocker comes in just behind the Nug in the ranking of best snowboards for men. Rome set out to create a board that elevated the mastery of ollies and nollies by implementing the innovative technology of Carbon Double-Barrel Hot Rods. The Mod Rocker also features a superior QuickRip sidecut, which attains the unique balance of loose agility at low speeds and stable responsiveness at high speeds. Let the creation of Rome's Mod Rocker inspire you to hit the mountain with a whole new level intensity and confidence.

GNU B-Street

Whether you prefer shredding the slopes or charging the half pipe, GNU's B-Street is the perfect women's all-mountain freestyle snowboard. The B-Street board easily shreds through snow with its featured Magne-Traction along the edge of the board. These seven bumps in the sidecut are strategically sized and placed to enhance edge hold and improve control. In addition, the Banana Tech design offers full tip-to-tail edge contact, so you have the perfect all-terrain rocker conveniently located between your feet. Novices and experts alike all agree that the B-Street from GNU provides a girl-on-the-go the perfect board for any part of the mountain.

Burton Déjà Vu Flying V

The creators at Burton were not playing any mind games when they created the Déjà Vu Flying V. This women's board offers a dreamy ride that is loaded with the latest technology to keep the mountain alive with excitement all day long. Burton's new women's-specific True Flex improves stability and control, jumper cables add extra pop, and Smooth Ride technology offers a performance unlike any before. The Déjà Vu Flying V has an easily handled twin-shaped board with a reliable and predictable camber. This latest snowboard from Burton will take boarders past their limits and introduce a level of fun they could only dream of before.

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