Welcome to another edition our Empire Buyer’s Guide blog section, a simple and practical guide created by our snowboard experts to help you find THE perfect board to fulfill all your needs. Whatever your ride style, skills or budget, we have a board made for you! Guaranteed!
TO THE LADIES SHREDDERS OUT THERE, THIS ONE’S FOR YOU!
The process of buying a new snowboard sure is a little more serious than buying a simple sweater. Reason why we decided to create this article. Whether you are shopping for different models before you go to the store to pick the winner, evaluating the technical points of our favorite boards to get inspired or simply to stop your choice on a model and have it delivered straight to your door, this article will help you to stop your choice on the board you are really looking for.
When it comes to shopping for a new shred stick, we can guarantee you’ll never get better advice than the one from our expert snowboard staff. Scholars in the snow business, our staff knows what you need. Maybe even better than you! Just kidding, but their experience in the field is deep and that’s why we decided to ask them to let us know what their early season’s favorite snowboard for men were.
To discover our staff’s favorite boards of the moment, keep reading!
THE CAPITA SPACE METAL FANTASY
Four times winner of the Transworld Snowboarding Good Wood Award, The CAPiTA Space Metal Fantasy snowboard for women stands out in the air and on the rails of the snowpark as well as on the natural terrains of the street. Although its rocker shape and silhouette make this board a perfect war machine for the snowpark, it is also built to give you fun and ease in the powder and on the regular slopes with its smooth profile and medium/easy to control flex.
It’s not complicated, the park and the rest of the mountain will become a real playground once you step on the Space Metal Fantasy. Not to mention its sick look! Probably the most aesthetic looking women’s board of the season we got so far. Try this board, you will certainly not be disappointed!
THE BURTON TALENT SCOUT
The Burton Talent Scout has been designed with the mission to maximize your progress in the snowpark. With its arched profile, the board gives riders the power, control and finesse needed to thrive on all terrains, but also the control and flex level park riders love to shred.
Designed to fit like a glove on all types of terrain, the Burton Talent Scout’s off-center design joins a Squeezebox central profile with Frostbite edges providing the perfect posture for those who love to jump and jib. The board as a medium flex, allowing for a natural and easy control. Oh yes! Don’t forget that all Burton boards are all created with the most concern for our environment and that they are guaranteed for a period of three years! This board’s basically the best of all worlds.
THE ROME WINTERLAND
If what you are looking for when you ride is to carve the slickest lines on the mountain and to bomb at high speed on its snow-covered slopes with your crew, the Rome Winterland is the all-terrain hybrid you are looking for. The Winterland incorporates three distinct rocker construction zones starting from the nose, which turns into a flat section just under your foot going back to a positive camber at the tail. Ideal to manage the steepest slopes in any conditions. Perfect four our province’s weird weather.
Slightly more aggressive in the flex department, this board is perfect for tackling changing conditions while exploring your full potential on a board. Ride with speed, power and safety on all terrains with the Rome Hinterland Snowboard. We’re going to see this one a lot on the slopes this winter.
THE CADENCE FROM ARBOR
Perfectly suited for riders who share their time equally between the park and the rest of the mountain, the Cadence Snowboard from Arbor excels in both disciplines. A robust Single Malt Poplar wood core, a Twin Tip rocker construction, perfectly symmetrical sidecuts and a breathtaking look. Not to mention the exceptional quality of the Arbor boards, all hand built in the United States with the most care and respect for the environment.
All the details of this board make it one of the most coveted shred stick for all around snowboarders for sure. Its medium flex makes it easy to handle, its versatility allows you to change terrain as you go and its 3 year warranty will ensure you never have any bad surprises. A sure value guaranteed! Not to mention its amazing graphic.
ALL MOUNTAIN BOARDS
THE HEL YES FROM YES
Helen Schettini is one of the greatest freeride snowboarders of our time. When such a legend contributes to the design of a board, we know that this board will be the best! Considered one of the best freeride boards on the market, its directional camber profile will allow you to float on the pow while its UnderBite edges will provide you with solid and precise control at high speed.
The board’s poplar and paulownia wood core allows for an incredible pop and a light feel on the snow while the bamboo inserts bring reactivity and control to navigate through the toughest lines, or even draw yours on the fresh Pow! Its Sintered base will give you increased speed and control for a ride experience that will change your life. No kidding. This board is straight up magical!
THE FREE SPIRIT FROM GNU
Designed and tested by professional snowboarder Jamie Anderson, the GNU Free Spirit C3 snowboard offers all experienced riders the agility and control needed to enjoy a solid session, especially in powdery snow. Its short and wide shape creates a perfect stance to get the most out of powder while its solid pop and fast, precise responsiveness gives it enough strength to tackle the deepest pow levels at high speed.
The board’s directional nose is ideal to float on the snow while its width and strength under the foot allow to ride in the most difficult conditions without efforts. With its short contact zone, deep sidecuts and raised tail, this board is perfect for riding in the backcountry’s tight trees and crazy snow. Don’t forget that the construction of the Gnu Free Spirit is 100% eco-friendly! You’ll feel like Flying with this one.
THERE’S DEFINITELY SNOW ALL OVER QUEBEC NOW
GO AND HIT THE SLOPES!!