Putting together a four short video reviews to help the ladies pick out the best snowboard for them, whether it is an All Mountain board, or something softer for the "Park.". These reviews are done by the awesome people at TransWorld Snowboarding, where they sample and select from the top 22 women's boards at the annual Good Wood competition. The products I've listed are generally sized between 146 and 148cm, so prices may vary depending on the size you want.
This first video (above), shot in Aspen Colorado, describes the Gnu Klassy, a brand new line this year, that placed high in the “all mountain” (vs park) division. Directional in shape, set back stance. Floaty nose, and stubbier tail (sink in powder). Easy to ride switch. Also has slightly serrated edge, making it great for carving. Playful, with good snap. Great mountain deck, and tough through the trees. Great free ride board.
This second video(below) describes the Rosignol Justice – true twin stance, with a great set back stance. More of an aggressive, freestyle, playful ride. Decent float in powder. Deck had a stiffer flex.
This third board review(below) comes from Heather at Aspen mountain. One of the women’s winners for the all mountain division, the K2 Wild Heart designed by Leanne Pelosi (over almost 2 years w K2). One of the ultimate powder crushing decks from the tests. The camber profile has camber throughout, with a slight rocker in the nose. Got a great surfer ride. Directional, with a tapered nose. Slightly smaller tail. Shorter, wider shape. Nimble, with good snap.
This fourth video(below) comes from Heather talking about the Bataleon She W, a winner for the “park board” test (vs all mountain). Super soft and super forgiving. This is a new deck for Bataleon. Awesome for locking on to the jibs, and great for new tricks. Twin shape, so easy to ride switch. Mellow jib camber, so more buttery and playful. Two types of inlays, hardwood, and carbon fiber, both adding snap.