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Best All Mountain Snowboards 20223

Best Snowboards for All Mountain 2023 (With Top Specs Reviewed)

There is no better feeling than getting a new snowboard and learning that it is the perfect deck for any terrain. If you are someone who wants to find the right deck for all terrains and features, you’ve come to the right place.

We have reviewed and detailed the top all mountain snowboards for the 2022 – 2023 season. Each board on this list is going to be incredible. That said, you are going to want to find the board that fits closest to the type of riding style you enjoy most often.

So let’s get right to the top 10 all mountain boards for the 2023 season.

Excellent All Mountain Snowboards for 2022 – 2023

  1. Capita Defenders Of Awesome (the Doa) 2023 – Best for Pop (All MTN / Freestyle)
  2. Capita Mega Merc 2023 – Most anticipated premium Do-it-all board
  3. Burton Custom Flying V 2023 – Best Twin Shape Board for Butters and Hitting jumps
  4. Lib Tech Travis Rice Golden Orca Snowboard 2023 – Powder Board / Freestyle Resort Ready
  5. Never Summer Proto Ultra 2023 – All Mountain / Freestyle (Do it all)
  6. Jones Mountain Twin – Best for Carving, Some Freestyle, and Switch Riding
  7. Capita Mercury 2023 – Best All Conditions Resort Board
  8. Lib Tech Travis Rice Orca Snowboard 2023 – Powder Board and Resort Ready /Best Bang for Your Buck
  9. Ride MTNPIG Snowboard 2023 – Fastest and Widest Do-it-all Board
  10. Capita Super DOA 2023 – One Board to Do It All
  11. GNU Men’s GWO 2022 -2023 – Top All Mountain Snowboards for Resorts / Playful easy to ride
  12. Arbor Element Camber 2023 – Best Value All Rounder
  13. Never Summer Proto Synthesis – Best Overall Do Everything Snowboard
  14. Lib Tech Skate Banana – Easiest to Ride All Rounder

Also there are some insane deals going on for boards right now. See our Best Snowboard Deals page to see the ones we recommend.

Best All Mountain Snowboards for Hitting Jumps

Capita Defenders Of Awesome (the Doa) 2023

The CAPiTA Defenders Of Awesome Snowboard, the DOA, is the most awarded deck in this guide. This board has won the Good Wood award seven years in a row. It is Capita’s best selling board, and it is the board that I ride myself. You can read my full Capita DOA review here.

We watched the 2022 version sell out so quickly, so if this sounds even remotely interesting, consider picking up the 2023 version. It is available right now for preorder, so get your order in soon to reserve your size.

The DOA is perfect for riders who want an all mountain deck that leans more freestyle. This board has a hybrid profile shape that Capita calls “Resort V1 Profile Camber.”

The profile of the Capita DOA looks like this.

Basically, it has small rocker contact points, and the deck itself feels more like a camber profile board. The real feature that makes this board truly awesome is that it has carbon fiber strips running through the deck to help give it a springboard like pop. If you lean back to pop before you ollie, you can get this board to launch you even on flat ground. Originally, I bought this deck because I wanted an all mountain deck that leaned more towards a park style board. I thought I was getting a camber board that could flex. It flexes a little bit. However, you are going to have to put some effort in and lock in nose and tail presses perfectly to really see that benefit for presses. This board is designed to launch you and take all the abuse you throw at it.

For the 2023 season, the Capita DOA has gotten even lighter. This year Capita added in the P2 Superlight core. The new core is a blend of Poplar and Paulownia wood assembled in a way that makes the board retain its pop and durability while being incredibly lightweight.

If you are looking to do butters and nose presses with little effort, this is not the board for you.

If you are looking for the best all mountain twin snowboard that will launch you into the air and give you that perfect stomp feeling, then this is the deck you want.


  • Pop – The carbon running through this board will launch you.
  • Light
  • “The go anywhere, do anything freestyle deck.”
  • Perfect for intermediate and advanced riders


  • Flex – to keep this spring loaded for jumps, the center of the board is on the stiffer side. The nose and tail do flex beautifully. You just have to find that sweet spot.
  • Popular / often sold out and likely to see other riders on the mountain with it.

Sizes Available: 148, 150, 152, 153 Wide, 154, 155 Wide, 156, 157 Wide, 158, 159 Wide, 160, 161 Wide, 162, 163 Wide, 164

See the Right Size Capita DOA for You
Capita DOA Weight Range
Size (cm)Rider Weight Range (lbs)

Flex: Medium 6/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Union Strata Bindings

Quick Note:The Capita DOA sells out fast. I found a few smaller sizes still available here too.

Most Anticipated High End Do It All Snowboard

Capita Mega Merc Snowboard 2023

This is a premium version of Capita’s award-winning Mercury snowboard. They call this version the “Mega Merc.” The Mega Merc is the most anticipated new snowboard for the 2023 season because it is truly perfect for all types of snowboarding. This board will perform well in the park, on groomers, and even in powder. The Mega Merc sold out in a matter of days last season. The 2023 is available to preorder now, so get yours early!

The Capita Mega Merc is a directional twin with a stance set back by half of an inch. The slight setback stance helps the board float easier in powder without giving it any issues while you ride switch stance.

This snowboard features Capita’s V2 resort profile. It has is a traditional camber between your feet with rocker zones in the nose and tail. It looks like this.

The camber section is where the board gets its pop, power, and responsiveness, while the rocker sections help it remain playful, pressable, and catch-free on park features.

This is a very light board that rides incredibly well. The top sheet of the board features Capita’s Megalite Skin. It is an extremely lite laminate that is a 60% reduction from the standard top sheet. The best part about the weight reduction is that the Capita Mega Merc doesn’t feel like a light chattery board that has nothing to it. The Mega Merc is a damp, hard-charging snowboard that is both fun and smooth to ride.

This board is made of Triax glass, carbon bands, and magic bean resin to hold it all together while giving it a poppy yet lively feel. One of the coolest tech features about the Mega Mercury is built into its core. It has a hybrid Poplar, Paulownia, and plastic core designed to give the board response, pop, and power while keeping the weight light and the impact on the environment low.

The base is sintered and stone ground. While you will need to wax it to keep it fast, you will find that it’s durable and slides well on rails and boxes.

So, what is the real appeal here?

The premium materials used and how versatile the board is. While there are many all-mountain snowboards, only a few of them truly excel as a board that can carve, float, and hit the park. This snowboard can do all of it exceptionally well.

So if you’re looking for a board that can do it all to perfection, get the Capita Mega Mercury.


  • One deck that can truly do it all with a ton of premium quality materials and tech features
  • Super light core
  • Slightly set back stance – perfect for all conditions and even park
  • Incredibly fast base
  • Responsive traditional camber profile with a stiffer 6 out of 10 flex


    Sizes Available: 153, 156 Wide, 157, 158 Wide, 159, 160 Wide, 161

    See the Right Size Capita Mega Merc for You
    Capita Mega Merc Weight Range
    Size (cm)Rider Weight (lbs)
    156 Wide120-180
    158 Wide130-190
    160 Wide140-200​+

    Flex: Medium to Stiff 6.5/10

    Bindings to Pair With It: Union Atlas Bindings

    Quick Note:The Mega Merc sold out insanely fast last season. The new 2023 version is available for preorder, reserve yours today so you can get your size.

    Best All Mountain Freestyle Board for Butters

    Burton Custom Flying V 2023

    The Custom Flying V has been a board that Burton has made since 1996. It is designed to be the one board that can do it all, so naturally, the 2022 – 2023 model is on our list.

    Whether you are buying this for riding in the park or carve around as your all-mountain board, you will have fun on this snowboard in all types of terrain.

    The Burton Custom Flying V features Burton’s V-rocker profile hybrid shape. It is the main selling feature of this snowboard because it gives you all of the easy-to-ride (and butter) properties of a rocker snowboard and the added pop and stability of a camber snowboard.

    If you were looking at this board on its side. It would look like this.

    It has a reverse camber profile between your feet. Then, just outside of your feet, it has a camber profile that goes to a rocker profile again on the tip and tail.

    This board is an excellent option for anyone who has been riding a rocker dominant board that now wants something a little more stable before going to a full camber dominant profile. This board is an excellent option between the two shapes. It is perfect for carving, launching off jumps, or buttering down your favorite resort.

    This board also features Burton’s Channel Mounting system. The channel mounting system allows you to fine-tune your stance more than some of the other boards on this list. You aren’t limited to just using Burton’s Bindings either this deck is compatible with any snowboard binding.

    If you’re looking for a resort-friendly snowboard that can do it all, then get the Burton Custom Flying V 2023 snowboard.


    • Playful flex – The Custom Flying V is great for butters and presses.
    • This is great for pop.


    • Stability is on the mild side.
    • You will have to get used to landing perfectly over bolts.
    • Doesn’t grip as well as others on ice

    Sizes Available: 150, 154, 154 Wide, 156, 158, 158 Wide, 162, 162 Wide, 166 Wide

    See the Right Size Burton Custom Flying V for You
    Burton Custom Flying V Weight Range
    Size (cm)Rider Weight (lbs)
    154 Wide120-180
    158 Wide150-200
    162 Wide180-260​+
    166 Wide180-260​+

    Flex: Medium 5/10

    Bindings to Pair With It: Burton Cartel X EST Snowboard Bindings

    Note: Burton is having its summer sale, so you can find last season’s graphic of this board on sale right now.

    Best Powder Ready All Mountain Deck

    Lib Tech T.Rice Golden Orca Snowboard 2023

    Lib Tech just dropped a surprise early release of the 2023 Golden Orca. You can get next year’s graphic right now.

    The Lib Tech T.Rice Golden Orca Snowboard is the supercharged version of the traditional Travis Rice Orca mixed with the features of the T.Rice Pro. The result is a board that is a more freestyle-friendly all-mountain beast of a deck that is ready to charge through all conditions in either regular or switch stance.

    The Golden Orca is a versatile board with a medium to stiff flex (7 / 10). It is built on the Lib Tech C2X rocker profile with a one-inch setback stance. It looks like this when you look at the board from its side.

    The C2X profile shape is described as a noticeable rocker between your feet and two camber zones directly under your feet. The benefit of this rocker profile with a stance that is nearly centered is that it is perfect for all conditions you will encounter at the resort while being right at home as your powder board too. The Golden Orca offers stability with power and the pop to match it.

    A new addition to the Golden Orca from the Traditional Orca is the Power Kink Tail technology Lib Tech added in. The tail is long and has a more mellow angled rise to it. The design makes the Golden Orca the better Orca deck for riding switch.

    The Golden Orca comes in slightly narrower than the traditional deck. That said, it is still wider than most snowboards. Lib Tech recommends going with a size that is one to three centimeters smaller than your usual length to find the perfect Golden Orca size for you.

    This deck has nine millimeters of taper. The nose on this snowboard is nine millimeters wider than the tail. The tapered shape gives this deck its flawless ability to float in powder. It also makes carving on this board feel effortless.

    The base is a sintered base. It will be durable and fast. However, you will need to maintain it and wax it regularly.

    If you’re looking for a supercharged freestyle all-mountain snowboard that can float on powder and charge through any condition, you just found it. Get the Golden Orca. This deck is expected to sell out, so if you’re thinking about it, get one.

    Sizes Available: 153, 157, 161

    Flex: Stiff 7/10


    • All of the powder ready benefits of the traditional orca in a super charged all-mountain deck.
    • Its directional shape.
    • Built to be insanely lightweight and durable
    • Rides switch (the regular orca didn’t)
    • Magne Traction – Insanely good edge hold when riding in icy or poor conditions


    • It is on the expensive side coming in at around $750. (It is so very worth it.)

    Sizes Available: 150, 153, 157, 161 – This is meant to ride 1-3 cm shorter than your typical board. It is volume shifted, so it is wider than a traditional snowboard.

    See the Right Size Lib Tech Golden Orca for You
    Lib Tech Golden Orca Weight Range
    Size (cm)Rider Weight (lbs)

    Flex: Stiff 7/10

    Bindings to Pair With It: Union Falcor Bindings

    Best Value Powder Ready All Mountain Snowboards

    Lib Tech T.Rice Orca Snowboard 2023

    The Lib Tech Travis Rice Orca is the most popular board on the Lib Tech line. This snowboard is a volume-shifted board. That means it runs shorter and wider than most snowboards. The benefit is that you can ride this snowboard around 3cm to 6cm shorter than your usual deck. The shorter length makes this board more maneuverable.

    The Travis Rice Orca is built on the same C2X board profile as the Golden Orca. It looks like this when you look at it from the side.

    This board profile is described as having reverse camber between the feet and camber in the nose and tail.

    The Lib Tech Orca Snowboard has a two-and-a-half-inch setback stance. The longer nose helps this board float better in deeper snow.

    The Lib Tech Orca is a popular snowboard that also comes in two additional premium versions. The first is the Golden Orca, and then there is a brand new version for the 2023 season called the Apex Orca.

    The Golden Orca is covered above in more detail here. This version of the Orca improves its ability to ride switch stance on groomers.

    The Apex Orca is the premium version of the board that keeps the standard Orca’s exact shape. However, the primary differences are that Lib Tech added carbon and magnesium into its core. The result is a significantly lighter, poppier, more responsive, and durable Orca.

    So Which Version of the Lib Tech Orca Should You Buy?

    While all three snowboards are outstanding, all-mountain boards to ride at the resort, it ultimately comes down to price and how often you will ride in powder. If you ride powder often, get either the Orca or the Apex Orca. However, if you’re more interested in a version that also performs well while riding switch stance, check out the Golden Orca.

    With that being said, if you are looking for an all-mountain board that is flexible and leans more on the freestyle side, I’d find another freestyle-focused board on this list.

    However, if you are more interested in a responsive board that can handle all conditions and float beautifully in powder, then you cannot go wrong with the Lib Tech Orca


    • Edge hold / gripper – This has Magne Traction. It will give you a perfect carve in hardpack and powder.
    • Turns well – The rocker hybrid profile will help you connect your turns.
    • Volume shifted – able to size down (it is wider than most decks)
    • Lib Tech donates a portion of this snowboard’s sale to support the prevention of the extinction of the Salish Sea’s Killer Whales. The Orca is a solid snowboard that supports a great cause.


    • Tail shape can cause some wash out in hardpack and not great for riding switch stance.
    • You can feel slight vibration
    • Popular – this has a risk of selling out and not always feeling like a unique board choice.

    Sizes Available: 138, 144, 147, 150, 153, 156, 159, 162

    See the Right Size Lib Tech Orca for You
    Lib Tech Orca Weight Range
    Size (cm)Rider Weight (lbs)

    Flex: Stiff 7/10

    Bindings to Pair With It: Union Falcor Bindings

    Pro Tip: Last season’s graphic of this board is still available and on sale right now for a steal of a price here.

    Best Blend of Stability and Freestyle

    Jones Mountain Twin 2023

    The Jones Mountain Twin is the best selling board of the Jones Snowboard brand. The board is an aggressive directional twin. It is an all mountain snowboard that blends the stability of a freeride board with the playfulness of a freestyle board. This deck has a hybrid camber rocker profile shape that looks like this.

    It is designed as camber between your feet and rocker outside of your bindings in the nose and tail. The profile of the board gives it a freestyle feel while the camber provides the board with a lot of energy and pop. At high speeds, this is a stable board that can hold an edge. One call-out feature of the board is the 3D contour base in the nose and tail. The 3D base will help snow flow out of the sides and make for an excellent glide through deep snow. As you carve on the Jones Mountain Twin, it will feel like you are rolling from edge to edge. What makes the Mountain twin one of the top all-mountain snowboards is its new blunt nose shape. By adding a blunted nose, you will feel the benefits of having a longer nose without the weighed down feel of snow collecting on the top.

    If the carving properties of this board sound interesting, you should also read through our freeride snowboard guide.

    The 2023 version is out and available for sale now. This board is primarily the same as it was last year with the only upgrade being an addition of a new smaller 149 size added into the lineup. The 2022 version sold out of some of its sizes last season. Buy your Jones Mountain twin now to ensure you get your size.


    • Damp ride thanks to the dual-density full premium wood core featuring a 2:1 paulownia to poplar stringer ratio
    • Directional Shape / Stability while riding switch
    • Three-year warranty (two-year warranty with a one free year extension)
    • Its shape. All mountain twin that can carve like a directional freeride snowboard.
    • Pre-Broken in – All Jones boards come with “Forever Flex.” A machine was used to mimic extreme riding.


    • Flex rating is on the stiffer side
    • Not the best board for rails
    • Not the most beginner-friendly (Great for more advanced riders)

    Sizes Available: 149, 151, 156 Wide, 157, 159 Wide, 160, 162 Wide, 163, 165 Wide, 168 Wide

    See the Right Size Jones Mountain Twin for You
    Jones Mountain Twin Weight Range
    Size (cm)Rider Weight (lbs)
    149110 – 160
    151110 – 160
    154120 – 170
    156 Wide130 – 180
    157130 – 180
    159 Wide140 – 190
    160150 – 200
    162 Wide150 – 200
    163160 – 210
    165 Wide170 – 220
    168 Wide170 – 220

    Flex: Medium to Stiff 6/10

    Bindings to Pair With It: Jones Mercury Bindings

    The Best All Mountain Directional Board

    Capita Mercury Snowboard 2023

    This is an excellent surprise. The 2023 Capita Mercury got an early mid-season release. Right now, you can get the 2023 graphic.

    The Capita Mercury is an all-mountain directional snowboard that is perfect for all conditions you will encounter at the resort.

    There are only two changes to the Mercury for the 2023 version.

    First, it is now available in a 147, so smaller riders can enjoy it.

    Second, it now has a new core. This image shows the difference with the older 2022 version on the left side and the new 2023 version on the right.

    Instead of having bamboo stringers running through it. Capita added the Hover Core to the 2023 version. This is a Paulownia core combined with 7mm Poplar beams. It is the same core in the Capita Black Snowboard of Death and Outsiders. The hover core is insanely light, floats well on powder, adds tons of response and offers a damp and surfy feel.

    Here is the overview video to highlight all of the features of the Mercury.


    • Versatile enough for anything at the resort – From powder to large kickers in the park
    • Excellent edge hold / Carves beautifully
    • Responsive / Stable feel – this rides well at high speeds while still being stable enough to land large jumps without washing out
    • Lightweight
    • Excellent pop
    • Fast sintered base


    • It sells out fast.
    • It has a medium to stiff flex (6.5 / 10). It might be too stiff for riders that are looking for a board to press and butter often.

    Sizes Available: 147, 150, 153, 155, 156 Wide, 157, 158 Wide, 159 160 Wide, 161

    See the Right Size Capita Mercury for You
    Capita Mercury Weight Range
    Size (cm)Rider Weight (lbs)
    14780 – 140
    15090 – 150
    153100 – 160
    155120 – 180
    156 Wide120 – 180
    157130 – 190
    158 Wide130 – 190
    159140 – 200
    160 Wide140 – 200​+
    161160 – 220​+

    Flex: Medium to Stiff 6.5/10

    Bindings to Pair With It: Union Force Bindings

    Fastest All Mountain Snowboard

    Ride MTNPIG Snowboard 2023

    The Ride MTNPig is a board for any rider who wants to go fast. The MTNPIG changed a little since last year’s model. It has a new split tail and some other tech features to make it fast. All of the features are covered in this quick three minute overview video.

    The MTNPIG features a hybrid profile that is predominantly a camber board. It looks like this.

    It is reverse camber in the nose and then camber through the rest of your board. This is an aggressive board that handles all-terrain, except it will not be right for you jibbing in the park. It holds an edge through whatever uneven or soft terrain you through at it. However, it is more of a freeride than freestyle snowboard.

    If you are the type of rider that bombs hills and doesn’t often ride switch, this is the board for you.

    If you are looking for a board that you can have fun with jibbing in the park, you should find another deck on this list or check out the more freestyle friendly Ride Warpig.


    • Speed
    • Good in hardpack groomers and powder
    • Damp / stable board that absorbs shock and chatter


    • Flex – This will not be good for doing butters or presses.
    • Will take some getting used to ride.
    • On the heavier side

    Sizes Available: 155, 159, 160 Wide, 162, 164 Wide

    See the Right Size Ride MTNpig for You
    Ride MTNpig Weight Range
    Size (cm)Rider Weight (lbs)
    160 Wide160-220​+
    164 Wide170-220​+

    Flex: Medium to Stiff 7/10

    Bindings to Pair With It: Ride C-10 Bindings

    Note: There is a supercharged version of this board that is on sale right now too. Check that out here.

    Best Do It All Snowboards

    Capita Super Doa 2023

    The Capita Super DOA 2023 is the premium version of the Defenders of Awesome deck that I mentioned above. This sells out so quickly, so if you want it, I recommend you buy the 2023 version right now.

    The Super Doa snowboard includes all of the cutting-edge technology that Capita offers with the same hybrid camber dominant profile shape as its traditional DOA cousin. The board has the same carbon strips and flax through the traditional DOA. It has the springboard pop and dampening system to help it work in all terrain without feeling the chatter under your feet.

    If you rested this board on a table and looked at its side, it would look like this.

    One of the most considerable differences between in the Super DOA from the standard DOA is that it has a 3D core profile. The 3D profile shape makes this board thicker between the feet and thinner outside your bindings. The board has a medium-stiff flex rating. It can butter on the nose and tail with some effort. That said, the center of the board is thicker and designed more for stability rather than flex. The thicker center makes the board is great for jumps and being responsive at high speeds. The shape and flex give this board a unique balance of playfulness and stability that you will not find in another board on this list. The base of this snowboard is its high-quality sintered base with a stone-ground finish. This board will get the speed most riders dream of. However, you will want to wax it often to make sure it keeps its glide.

    For 2023, the Capita Super DOA was upraded with a new topsheet and core that make it lighter, snappier, and more responsive. The base and edges are also tuned after the manufacturing process to ensure the board is as fast as possible and rides well either regular or switch stance.

    Here is a quick overview on the new core and features in the 2023 Super DOA.

    If you are looking for a versatile, do it all type snowboard board, this is the board for you. The DOA will be great in the park or exploring your favorite parts of the mountain.

    If you are learning to snowboard, you might want to first start with a less expensive version on the list.


    • Playful and Stable
    • Good in all terrain
    • Damp / stable board that absorbs shock and chatter
    • Pop – this has the same carbon that runs through the traditional DOA.
    • Lightweight and durable


    • Flex – This is on the medium to stiff side overall
    • On the more expensive side.

    Sizes Available: 152, 154, 155 Wide, 156, 158, 158 Wide, 160, 161 Wide, 163 Wide

    See the Right Size Capita Super DOA for You
    Capita Super DOA Weight Range
    Size (cm)Rider Weight Range (lbs)

    Flex: Medium 5/10

    Bindings to Pair With It: Union Force Bindings

    Best Beginner Resort Board

    GNU GWO 2022 – 2023

    The GWO is a snowboard that will be fun to ride all over the resort. The GNU GWO is also on the best beginner snowboards of 2022 – 2023 award list. Thanks to its Magne Traction serrated edges, it can handle carves through groomers, powder, or even ice. It also has the proper specs to help you in the park with learning to hit rails or land jumps. It is a resort board at an excellent price that can truly do it all.

    Here is a quick overview video of this board.

    This board has the original banana rocker profile. The banana profile can be described as having a rocker (convex u-like shape) between the feet and then a mild camber (concave n-like shape) under both of your feet. The result is a board that is ridiculously easy to ride and can butter or press well if you take it in the park. The GNU GWO will be a forgiving snowboard to learn to carve on as it won’t catch an edge.

    The appeal of this board is its playful softer to mid flex. You will find that it is a more playful all-mountain freestyle board. With the board being on the softer side, you will be able to do butters and nose or tail presses easier than most of the other all mountain boards on this list. The GNU GWO has more of a skateboard-like board feel with the added level of grip thanks to the Magne Traction edges that will help you carve.

    If you are a beginner to intermediate rider, this board can be perfect for you. Additionally, if you are an advanced rider looking to add a playful all-mountain / park board to your quiver, this also can be the right board for you.

    That said, if you are an advanced rider who loves to go fast and bomb hills, you might want to check out the GNU Gremlin as it has a more responsive board profile.


    • Magne-Traction® for effortless riding on rough snow
    • Ridiculously flexible
    • Beginner friendly / lightweight and forgiving
    • Made in the USA


    • The board is on the looser side. Great for beginners and intermediate riders, advanced riders might want something more responsive

    Sizes Available: 147, 150, 153, 156, 156 Wide, 159, 159 Wide, 162 Wide

    See the Right Size GNU GWO for You
    GNU GWO Weight Range
    Size (cm)Rider Weight (lbs)
    156 Wide130+
    159 Wide140+
    162 Wide150+

    Flex: Medium 5/10

    Bindings to Pair With It: GNU Psych Bindings

    Note: The 2022 version of this board is available on sale still here.

Best Bang for Your Buck Snowboard

Arbor Element Camber 2023

The 2023 Arbor Element Camber is a directional twin all-mountain snowboard. This deck is designed with both sustainability and performance in mind while still being flexible enough to be playful. The Element comes in both a traditional camber and rocker shapes. The particular shape that we reviewed is the camber. What makes this camber board a little easier to ride than most is that its contact points are risen three degrees to help make it more forgiving for newer riders. This quick overview video covers the camber profile as well as some of the other core features of the Arbor Element Camber snowboard.

The Arbor Element’s edge-hold is excellent thanks to its unique sidecut profile. The deck utilizes three radial sidecuts designed to minimize heel and toe drag while you are carving. The result is a board that creates superb edge hold in either soft and icy conditions while still allowing you to ride with aggression and confidence. While the board’s focus is stability, it still has the flex and pop you are looking for in an all-mountain freestyle snowboard.

If you want a board that can do it all, this is the one.

If you are looking for a really flexible board for butters, this won’t be for you.


  • Versatile – one board to do it all / all rounder
  • Raised contact points for a more forgiving ride
  • Its directional shape.
  • Arbor’s commitment to sustainability


  • Medium to stiff flex

Sizes Available: 153, 156, 159, 160 Mid Wide, 161 Wide, 162, 165 Wide

See the Right Size Arbor Element Camber for You
Arbor Element Camber Weight Range
Size (cm)Rider Weight (lbs)
153114 – 194
156120 – 200
159126 – 206
160 Mid Wide132 – 212
161 Wide128 – 208
162138 – 218
165 Wide142 – 220​+

Flex: Medium 5/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Arbor Cypress Bindings

Best All Mountain Freestyle Snowboard

Never Summer Proto Ultra

In previous years, the Never Summer Proto Ultra was considered the upgraded version of the Never Summer Proto Synthesis. In 2023, this board has been given upgrades that put it in a high-performance class of its own.

Here is a quick preview image with all of the tech features found in the 2023 Never Summer Proto Ultra.

The primary appeal of this board is its dampening system, carbon fiber inserts, and versatile camber profile. The Never Summer Proto Ultra is a snowboard you can ride in all types of terrain, and it will really shine when you launch off large kickers.

For the 2023 version, Never Summer swapped the previous Shock Wave Rocker Camber profile for the new Triple Camber profile. It is a significant change from year to year, so here is a comparison image of what they look like side by side.

The upgraded camber profile has camber sections under the bindings, rocker sections between the feet that lead to a mild camber section in the direct center of the board. The nose and tail both have early-rise transition sections to help the board float. The new Triple camber profile gives you an insane level of responsiveness, edge hold, and stability while being playful and forgiving in all conditions.

The Proto Ultra has three carbon “X” shaped inserts throughout the board. Two carbon inserts are in the tip and tail to give it its spring-loaded pop. One carbon insert is in the center between your feet to add stability.

If you want an all-mountain board that can handle all terrain and performs well in the terrain park, you found the right board. If you have no interest in going off jumps, this may not be the board for you.


  • Pop
  • Fast base – This has Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base the fastest Never Summer has ever used.
  • Excellent damping system – This absorbs shock and chatter in all conditions.
  • lightweight


  • Flex – On the stiffer side
  • Will take some getting used to. This is designed more for intermediate to advanced riders.
  • On the more expensive side

Sizes Available: 154, 157, 160, 163

See the Right Size Never Summer Proto Ultra for You
Never Summer Proto Ultra Weight Range
Size (cm)Rider Weight (lbs)

Flex: Stiff 8/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Union Falcor Bindings

Top All Mountain Snowboard for Women

Never Summer Proto Synthesis Snowboard – Women’s Version

The Never Summer Proto Synthesis Women’s edition is a responsive, true twin all-mountain snowboard with a ton of pop. This board also comes in a version that guys would love too here.

The Never Summer Proto Synthesis is an all-mountain board that will improve your jumps and carving. Carbon fiber is built into this board to give it additional pop and responsiveness. You will be able to load the pop up in the board. The carbon reacts like a springboard to launch you even higher as you ollie. Additionally, the carbon gives the board a better edge hold while keeping the board’s flex pattern the same over a long time.

The flex rating of the board is six out of ten. It won’t feel too stiff or too flexible. It is right in the middle. The dampness rating of the board is also a six out of ten. The Proto Synthesis isn’t an overly aggressive board. However, its hybrid shape gives it the same properties as an aggressive, positive camber board. It is responsive, and you will not feel any chatter while riding on ice or rough terrain. That said, you will have to work at doing butters or nose presses on the Proto Synthesis.

The Proto Synthesis features the Shock Wave Rocker Camber profile. Here is what it looks like.

The profile can be described as a hybrid profile with a rocker between your feet with camber sections under your bindings, a small flat section, and then reverse camber in the nose and tail. The rocker section between your feet is more of a mellow rocker designed to feel more like a positive camber section as you press your bindings down into the snow.

The Never Summer Proto Synthesis features Vario Power Grip Sidecut. That means that there are five additional contact points to improve this board’s edge hold and carving ability.

This is a fast, durable board that can withstand anything you put it through. The base of the board is Never Summer’s high-end sintered base called the Durasurf XT 5501. It is incredibly fast, durable, and ready for any terrain you ride it on. Additionally, the Topsheet of the board is Never Summer’s Premium Coextruded Polymer Topsheet. It is chip and scratch-resistant. The Never Summer Proto Synthesis sidewalls were also designed to be indestructible. They are made of the same P-Tex material that is ordinarily used in the base of a snowboard.

If you are looking for a fast board that can conquer the whole mountain, check out the Never Summer Proto Synthesis.

Want to see more women’s snowboards? Check out our best women’s snowboards of 2022 award list.


  • Carbon added for pop and responsiveness
  • Lightweight
  • Durable laminates and sidewalls
  • 3 year Warranty
  • Fast base – This has Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base the fastest Never Summer has ever used.
  • Its stiffer flex and dampness.


  • The sizes end at 151cm. However, the other version goes up to 161.
  • Not beginner friendly. This is more for intermediate and advanced riders.

Sizes Available: 139, 142, 145, 148, 151

See the Right Size Never Summer Proto Synthesis Snowboard 2022 for You
Never Summer Proto Synthesis Snowboard 2022 Weight Range
Size (cm)Rider Weight (lbs)

Flex: Medium 5/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Union Juliet Bindings

Easiest to Ride All Mountain Snowboards

Lib Tech Skate Banana

The Lib Tech Skate Banana is ridiculously easy to ride true twin shaped all-mountain freestyle snowboard. The board profile is its main selling feature. It looks like this.

This is a hybrid rocker shaped (V-shaped) snowboard between your feet with slight camber zones under your feet to the nose and tail. The board profile makes the deck catch-free, playful, floaty in powder, and aggressive enough to carve every terrain type. The Skate Banana uses Magne-Traction edges to give the deck seven different contact points. The Magne-Traction provides the snowboard with an insane edge hold even while riding on ice or rougher terrain. The flex rating of this snowboard is on the softer side at a 4/10. You will be able to do butters and tail presses easily while still remaining stable enough for steeper terrain or hitting jumps. The Skate Banana’s core is made of 75% Aspen and 25% Paulownia wood. This combination of the wood used in the snowboard gives it its lighter weight while making it incredibly strong. The base of the board is a mix of a sintered and extruded base. It is fast base that will not require as much wax or maintenance as other bases on the list. If you are looking for an easy to ride, park friendly snowboard that can rip the entire mountain, then this board is for you.


  • The hybrid rocker profile makes this easy to ride.
  • Magne Traction’s edge hold
  • Its twin shape.


  • Riders who want to hit rails often may want to detune their Magne Traction edges.
  • May washout on landing spins

Sizes Available: 150, 152, 153 Wide, 154, 156, 156 Wide, 159, 159 Wide, 162 Wide

See the Right Size Lib Tech Skate Banana for You
Lib Tech Skate Banana Weight Range
Size (cm)Rider Weight (lbs)
153 Wide75+
156 Wide80+
159 Wide85+
162 Wide90+

Flex: Soft and Pressable 3/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Bent Metal Transfer Bindings

So there you have it.

Here are the 2022 – 2023 best all mountain snowboards:

  1. Best for All Mountain Snowboards for Hitting Jumps: Capita Defenders Of Awesome (the Doa) 2022 – 2023
  2. Best Snowboards for Butters and Presses: Burton Custom Flying V Snowboard 2022 – 2023
  3. Best Do It All Snowboards: Capita Super Doa 2023
  4. Best Powder Ready All Mountain Deck: Lib Tech Travis Rice Golden Orca Snowboard 2023
  5. Best Value Powder Ready All Mountain Deck: Lib Tech Travis Rice Orca Snowboard 2022 – 2023
  6. Best All Mountain Freestyle Snowboard: Never Summer Proto Ultra 2023
  7. Fastest All Mountain Snowboard: Ride MTNPIG Snowboard 2023
  8. Best Beginner All Mountain Snowboards for Resorts: GNU Men’s GWO 2023
  9. Surprise Early Release / Resort Board in All Conditions: Capita Mercury 2023
  10. Most Anticipated High End Do It All Snowboard: Capita Mega Merc Snowboard 2023
  11. Best Bang for Your Buck Snowboard: Arbor Element Camber 2023
  12. Top All Mountain Snowboard for Women: Never Summer Proto Synthesis Snowboard – Women’s Version
  13. Best Blend of Stability and Freestyle: Jones Mountain Twin 2022 – 2023
  14. Easiest to Ride All Mountain Snowboard: Lib Tech Skate Banana

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Best Complete Snowboards for Beginners

Best Powder Snowboards

Best Women’s Snowboards

Best Snowboard Boots

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Steve Weber is an avid snowboarder and skateboarder. He has been snowboarding for 26 years, skateboarding for 20, and is always looking for a new board sport to try out. When he is not riding or skating, he runs a marketing agency. Board of the world is Steve’s blog for skateboard and snowboard gear reviews. The blog’s goal is to help people find the right board for them and encourage people to have fun outside.