5 Best Freestyle Snowboards for Men of 2020

Top Freestyle Snowboards for Men

Trends come and go, but freestyle remains the heart and soul of snowboarding. In the terrain park or in the street, or even just hunting sidehits at your favorite resort, having a board that’s built for the job makes a big difference.

All of these boards are a twin shape, making 180s (or 540s) a bit more manageable by giving you the same shape whichever way you land. And they’re all built tough to stand up to slides on boxes, rails, or whatever jibs you can imagine.

Arbor Westmark Snowboard

Arbor Westmark Rocker Snowboard

The other side of the camber calculation, the Arbor Westmark Rocker uses it’s lifted shape to give you serious agility. That makes it the perfect pick for sidehits and jibs with more forgiving landings and a more catch-free ride. And the woodgrain in the graphics is more than just a great look, it’s a Power Ply topsheet that shows you the real wood that’s part of the structure of your board.

Burton Descendant Snowboard

Burton Descendant Snowboard

Even though it’s a new design, this board is a classic. The traditional camber profile is exactly what you want if catching air is your goal, as the extra grip makes it easy to set your line in the park, and provides powerful pop once you leave the lip. But unlike old-school camber boards, the Descendant uses small flat sections at the contact points to give you enhanced control and more predictable performance.

Gnu Carbon Credit Snowboard

Gnu Carbon Credit Snowboard

This board makes the list every year, and for good reason. The Original Banana Profile is a perfect compromise between rocker and camber shapes, giving you stability and control while staying perfectly slashable and forgiving. But what makes it really stand out is the asymmetrical shape, which makes toe and heel side performance feel more balanced, and helping you handle switch a bit better too.

CAPiTA The Navigator Snowboard

CAPiTA The Navigator Snowboard

Forged in the mountains of Austria at CAPiTA’s private proving ground, The Navigator is the ride of choice for top jibbers the world over. That’s because the finely tuned Dual Core delivers balanced flex and support, letting you really lay into presses and butters, but still delivering powerful response.

Never Summer Funslinger Snowboard

Never Summer Funslinger Snowboard

Another asymmetrical entry on the list, just designed for more aggressive riding in uncompromising conditions. The Funslinger features Never Summer’s Ripsaw Rocker Camber profile, which offers enhanced stability and grip, balanced with agility and predictability on any snow surface. Dampners in the tip and tail work in tandem with the Perforated Rocker Pad under the base to smooth out your style, softening landings and helping quiet rough rides.

Now those are our favorites, but there’s a ton of great boards that didn’t make the list that might be the perfect fit for you. Whether you’re picking out your first board or expanding your quiver, feel free to contact us or stop by one of our convenient locations to get outfitted with the perfect board to match your needs.