Reviewer: Zeppelin Zeerip
Age: 20 | Vitals: 6’2″, 170 lbs. | Years Riding: 13 | Current Residence: Salt Lake City, UT (See full bio)
One-Board Quiver Selections:
Board #1: Lib Tech Travis Rice, 161cm
The Travis Rice snowboard manhandles mountains. I rode the 161 in Alaska, where I found myself constantly going back to it for its “hold-on-and-pin-it” capabilities. I also grabbed it while riding Snowbird because of its ability to spin and find tranny throughout the mountain. I care less about getting 270s onto rails, so this is definitely the best board when I want to get out of bounds and jump. I like the 161cm for big mountain skiing and pow days, but the 157cm is a bit more nimble in the park.
Runner-Up: Burton Easy-Livin, 158cm
You really can’t go wrong with a board that’s stable through chunder, can chuck double corks, and has Jimmy Hendrix on the base.