Sure the top ten snowboards of 2008-2009 can be debated, but the hype stops here. We are covering the best snowboards of 2008-2009 so you can choose the ride that will truly make you happy and content on the mountain. We've also labeled the top ten as best for powder, park, all-around, and even big feet to help you choose from our picks of best snowboards. So go ahead and make your pick.
Here's our Top Ten Snowboards...
2009 Forum Grudge Snowboard - Best snowboards for park!
The first Top Ten Snowboard of 2008-2009 has to be the 2009 Forum Grudge Snowboard. With Forum's lightest, strongest core, the Forum Grudge will set you up real good in the park and pipe. This freestyle beast features four carbon stringers running the length of the board that make it super snappy for easy ollies. When you're trying to clear the gap of your life, the Grudge's sintered base's got your back as it gathers mad speed. Switch riders will find it easy to go back and forth thanks to the directional twin shape. The grudge gas been sold out for 2009 but...
Comparable to the grudge for 2010, the Forum Youngblood Chillydog Snowboard has a price of $400.
Besportier says it like it is: If you're a aggro park kind of guy that does not discriminate any other part of the mountain, the 2009 Forum Grudge Snowboard will meet and exceed all your expectations. Definitely one of the best snowboards for park!
2009 Arbor A-frame Snowboard - Best snowboards for powder!
The second Top Ten Snowboard has to be the 2010 Arbor A-frame Snowboard. Coming from a brand which has some of the coolest natural wood designs, this big-mountain snowboard will keep you steady in both endless powder and deep carves on the hardpack. Since the 2010 has been sold out, here's the new and improved 2010! Buy this 2010 Arbor A-frame Snowboard for a price of $595.
Besportier says it like it is: The Arbor A-Frame Snowboard is your all-mountain, freeride ticket to freedom. The board is extremely quick and edgy and excels in speed, carving, and trees. Ride at you own risk!
2009 Ride Dose Snowboard - Best snowboards for big feet!
The third top ten snowboard of 2008-2009 and one of the best snowboards for big feet is the 2009 Ride Dose Snowboard. The addition of Pop Sticks makes the Ride Dose have some amazing pop to the tip and tail of the DH without ruining the flex. This twintip board also features 85A-durometer urethane sidewalls that protect your deck and absorb shock when you jib on wood, metal, or snow. Detune the Dose's edges to your liking--50% more steel in the edges ensures durability and resistance to a good beating. Plus, a radial sidecut gives you smooth, predictable turning. Buy this 2009 Ride Dose Snowboard for a price of $360
Besportier says it like it is: Hey big foot! Yeah you! The 2009 Ride Dose Snowboard is one of the best snowboards for big feet. Plus, you won't have get screwed on quality!
2009 Burton Vapor Snowboard - Best snowboards for powder!
Burton has the largest lineup in its history this season and like always is one of the best snowboards to buy. Burton boasts 43 men's models, 15 women's models, and 6 kids' models for freeride, all-mtn, and park riders and beginner to pro rider. There are more decks than ever before because of the Channel system, the introduction of rocker technologies, and SCOOP technology. In addition, Burton has stepped into the realm of customized snowboards with the Series 13 option.
The fourth top ten snowboard is the 2009 Burton Vapor Snowboard. The Burton Vapor gives you the ultimate lightweight performance with a Vaportech Alumafly core construction that makes it the lightest and most technically advanced ride in the Burton line. The inside is actually 90% air by volume and Burton's lightning-fast sintered WFO base will send you flying while the Multizone EGD construction transfers all your power to the edges for precise control. This all-mountain freestyle beast features a directional shape for more float in the powder and a twin flex to give you the extra bit you need to charge high. Buy this 2009 Burton Vapor Snowboard for a price of $700
Besportier says it like it is: If you're looking for a light all-mountain freestyle board. Stop looking, The Burton Vapor is light as air, because it basically is air. One of the fastest, lightest, most versatile, best snowboards of 2008 and ever made...period.
2009 Burton Fish LTD Snowboard - Best snowboards for powder!
The Fifth top ten snowboard of 2008-2009 and one of the best snowboards for powder is the Burton Fish LTD Snowboard. The Fish LTD takes the Burton Fish's unique design characteristics and adds the speed of a Sintered N2O WFO Vision base and the feel of a Dragonfly core. When the season's biggest storm cuts loose, you'll be ready to roll with the nearly limitless stance options provided by Burton's ICS mounting system. The S-Rocker shape combines the best of standard and reverse camber designs to provide incredible float in the powder without compromising turning ability. The Fish LTD also includes a Carbon Vaperskin sheet to increase responsiveness and decrease board weight at the same time. Buy this Fish LTD Snowboard for a price of $490
Besportier says it like it is: One of the best snowboards to buy powder lovers!
2009 Rome Mod Snowboard - Best snowboards for park!
The sixth top ten snowboard is the 2009 Rome Mod Snowboard. The Rome Mod has a true twin tip shape that lets you spend half your time riding switch, and its Air Core matrix gives you a ride that's mellow. Using Rome's PowerAmp technology, the Mod's core combines bamboo inserts and carbon stringers for insane amounts of pop so you can load and ollie this snowboard onto handrails or over ropes for quick powder runs. Air Core technology reduces this freestyle board's overall weight to give you easier spins and a more reactive ride all over the mountain. The boards carbon sintered base gives you crazy glide by creating a static charge between your base and the snow. Hardened impact edges withstand all the abuse your jib sessions can deliver. Buy this best snowboard for a price of $385
Besportier says it like it is: Forget your outdated freestyle snowboard and get with the program with the new-school Rome Mod Snowboard! SUPER FAST, SUPER LIGHT, and SUPER FUN, the Rome Mod is one of the best snowboards of 2008. Not meant to be a powder board...its a twin tip silly.
2009 Lib Technologies Dark Series MTX Snowboard - Best snowboards for park!
The seventh top ten snowboard is the skate-influenced 2009 Lib Technologies Dark Series MTX Snowboard. Designed to to give progressive riders an incredible feel in the terrain park and on downtown rail, Lib Technologies Dark Series MTX features wave-shaped magne-edges that give this board multiple contact points, so even icy parks feel like they were just groomed. Lib Tech's Golden Fleece composite core material makes the Dark Series pop like nothing else to help you boost bigger off every lip. And that's not it, the Lib Tech ride features ultra-tough UHMW sidewalls to hold up to the abuse of a rail sesh, and the fast sintered base lets you charge a big in-run with everything you have. Buy this best snowboards for a price of $420
Besportier says it like it is: Get this one and go straight to the park!
2009 Burton Jeremy Snowboard - All-around best snowboards 2009!
The eighth top ten snowboard of 2008-2009 is the 2009 Burton Jeremy Snowboard. The new Burton Jeremy is a freestyle weapon for city rails, huge hits, massive drops etc. An ICS binding interface allows nearly limitless stance options and the ability to run either standard or EST bindings. This directional twin snowboard comes in three sizes: two mid-wide jib-sticks and a 159 that's a bit wider, stiffer, and more stable for fast run-outs and massive cliffs and kickers. Burton's Dualzone EGD construction increases lateral stiffness for superior edge and a Superfly II wood core delivers powerful pop and lively feel with enough flex to butter like a champ. The Sintered Vision base provides scratch-resistance and lightning-fast speed, 10:45 sidewalls stand up to rails, and a profiled tip and tail reduce swing weight for huge spins. Buy this 2009 Burton Jeremy Snowboard for a price of $385
Besportier says it like it is: This is a well-rounded freestyle board!
2009 Never Summer Premier F1 Snowboard - Best snowboards for powder!
The ninth top ten snowboard and one of the best snowboards for powder is the 2009 Never Summer Premier F1 Snowboard. The Never Summer Premier F1 takes your free-riding style from the groomers to the backcountry and features a custom wood Flight core with a multiflex camber giving the board a powerful tail flex and a softer mid flex that provides you with primo carving ability and effortless turn initiation. The Premier F1's carbon V-Twin laminate extends from the bindings to the ends of the effective edge to give you increased edge response and power out of turns. The RDS 1 Damping system provides you with a stiffer flex and reduces chatter for a stable and smooth ride at high speeds. Never Summer threw on a sintered Durasurf 4501 base to keep you riding fast in any snow conditions. Buy this 2009 Never Summer Premier F1 Snowboard for a price of $424
Besportier says it like it is: A big mountain board for big mountain lovers. One of the best snowboards for powder that's affordable.
2009 Salomon Official Snowboard - All-around best snowboards 2009!
The final top ten snowboard is the 2009 Salomon Official Snowboard Salomon Official Snowboard. A freestyle, go-anywhere snowboard, the Salomon Official's Equalizer sidecut makes the ride smoother by evenly dispersing pressure across 3 straight edges. The Alien Light core uses hand-selected lightwood for dampening and strength, and isocell (air) strips to reduce weight without sacrificing performance. Plus rubber sidewalls work to dampen nasty vibrations from icy havens. Buy this 2009 Salomon Official Snowboard for a price of $385
Besportier says it like it is: Impressive performance is backed up by awesome dampening for a very smooth ride. Overall one of the best snowboards of 2008 that's very fun, really easy to butter, and has great pop.
December 13, 2008 5:36 PM | Snowboarding