April 20, 2021 5 min read
Winter is fast approaching, and the word on the street is "we're in for a good season". Now is the perfect time to start preparing for your next winter adventure, and what could be better than kicking a season with a new snowboard. Whether you're an experienced rider or a first-timer, a new board could be just the thing to kickstart your progression and take your riding to the next level. So if you're a park rat, a powder connoisseur or a big-mountain specialist, we have a board just right for you.
Technology and innovation continue to push the sport forward. All the brands we stock at TROJAN WSS have developed and refined an incredible lineup of highly recommendable snowboards, suitable for a wide range of riders and abilities. However, to help you out, we have picked out a few of our favourite 2022 snowboards ready to go for this season.
The Capita DOA (Defenders Of Awesome) Snowboard can handle any terrain, making this an excellent choice. The modern hybrid V1 camber profile has the pop you'd expect from traditional camber, yet it retains a catch-free ride for fun all over the mountain. Medium flex provides the perfect balance between response and playfulness, ideal for kickers, pressing rails and ripping all over the hill. Capita delivers another fantastic graphic for this year's board, making the DOA one to look out for this winter. If you like the DOA and want to take your riding to the next level, the Capita Super DOA is another excellent option.
Ridden by Kevin Backstrom and Arthur Longo, the Capita Mercury Men's Snowboard blurs the line between freestyle and freeride. The Mercury is a super versatile board. Its directional shape combined with the Resort V2 hybrid camber profile provides plenty of pop and float in powder. The reverse camber in the nose and tail also keeps this board catch-free and allows for more effortless pressing and buttering. When things get icy, the Death Grip sidecut will keep you locked into your turns. The Mercury is the perfect one-quiver board for the intermediate to advanced rider, and the graphics are top-notch this year.
The Burton Family Tree Hometown Hero Snowboard is an excellent option for all the freeriders and explorers out there. Directional camber, combined with a 10mm taper allows for float and lift in pow. The rocker in the nose lifts the taper, making the board feel more like a twin on hard-packed snow and allows for easy switch riding. The torsional flex in this board means it is easy to steer and great for tight turns like you find in the trees. So if you're an advanced adventure-seeking rider and you want a board that can keep up in demanding terrain, check out the Hometown Hero online or in-store now.
The Villain combines a twin shape, freestyle oriented flex and Rock Out Camber profile making this the perfect board for freestyle and park enthusiasts. Flat between your feet for stability, camber around the feet for control and rocker in the nose/tail for pressing/catch-free riding. Edge control is enhanced using a Quadralizer sidecut, allowing this board to handle the high-speed freestyle carving sessions. All this makes The Villain an excellent high-performance freestyle snowboard. Iconic rider Sven Thorgren recently joined the Salomon team, and you can last seasons The Villain in action in his Salomon welcome to the team video.
If you're looking for a board with incredible graphics and the all-mountain freestyle performance to match, then the Capita Birds Of A Feather is for you. The hybrid camber offers plenty of pop yet remains cratch-free for fun all over the mountain. With a twin shape and flex, the Capita Birds Of A Feather will equally be at home riding switch, ideal for tricks, spins and buttering. With well-rounded performance and high tech construction, the Capita Birds Of A Feather is an excellent choice for park and all-mountain riders wanting to progress.
The Burton Feelgood Flying V Snowboard is an excellent all-around board for intermediate to expert female riders. Offering premium materials and construction, this board will be ideal for someone looking to progress all over the mountain. Directional shaping allows this board to handle variable terrain and conditions with ease. The rocker-infused Flying V camber profile combines the best of camber and rocker for a playful, floaty and catch-free ride whilst still retaining edge control and pop for powerful riding. The Feelgood is the perfect board for aspiring pros or riders who demand the best. Topping things off, the Burton Feelgood Flying V Snowboard has an incredible graphic for this season.
With its PuerPop camber, the women's Burton Rewind Snowboard makes for a fun, forgiving all-around board. This easy to ride board will suit the intermediate to advanced rider looking for an excellent board for pressing on rails but still has good pop off jumps. The "Filet-O-Flex" design means the core has a thinner profile underfoot for great flex on rails but still allows for control where you need. Check out the Hometown Hero online or in-store now.
The Award-winning Capita Space Metal Fantasy is a standout women's park board. The graphics for 2022 are fantastic, so it won't just be your riding turning heads on the slopes this season. The Park V2 hybrid camber profile is the perfect combination of camber and rocker ideal for catch-free riding and exaggerating presses and buttering. The softer flex allows for plenty of control and locking into your slides and presses on rails. If you like spending your winter in the park, then the Capita Space Metal Fantasy is a great option.
The Nitro Lectra is a friendly, fun and affordable all-mountain snowboard - ideal for riders wanting to learn and progress. The Lectra combines a directional shape and Flat-Out rocker for increased float in powder and catch-free turning. The radial sidecut is mellow, making it ideal for progression. Finally, the board has a durable extruded base that is easy to maintain, holds its
With so many great boards coming this season, our list could've easily been longer, and we had to draw the line at the top 5 men's and women's snowboards. If your favourite board isn't on the list, you can check out the complete range of 2022 snowboards available at TROJAN WSS this season by clicking the link below.