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10 Excellent Park Snowboards of 2024: The Freestyle Decks That Rip

There is something about hitting jumps and rails on a snowboard that can make you feel incredible. When you land a new trick on your snowboard, you have valid proof that you are progressing. If you are like me, this is the type of snowboarding that you get stoked on. Freestyle is the type of riding where you can start to hear that little voice in your head. You know the voice. Its the one that urges you to try new tricks. Its the voice of reason, fear, and excitement that pushes you to try new tricks.

Whether your terrain of choice is called pipe, slopestyle, street, or park, you need to make sure you have the right deck under your feet to stomp your tricks. We compiled a list of the best freestyle snowboards for the 2023 – 2024 season to make sure you find the right board for you.

So let’s get right into it.

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 for Pop

Salomon Huck Knife 2024 Snowboard

The Salomon Huck Knife is an extremely lightweight, responsive, and fast true twin freestyle snowboard. This snowboard deck has a slightly wider profile to add balance and control. If you were to look at this board on its side, it would look like this.

The board’s profile is camber between the feet, aggressive camber under your feet, and rocker on the tip and tail. Think of the board profile as a less catchy camber dominant profile. It will be reactive, poppy, and still forgiving if you land slightly off-axis. The energy of this snowboard comes from the tech built into its edges and core. The Huck Knife uses paulownia wood in various cuts and thicknesses to keep its weight light. Salomon added carbon strings into the core to give the Salomon Huck Knife a spring-loaded pop that you can load up. Carbon stringers are added to this snowboard’s sidewalls to give it durability and additional shock absorption. Salomon has detuned the edges in the tip and tail, added a 2-degree edge holding tune in certain areas, and given the deck a 3-degree bevel between your feet. The tech built into the edges offers an incredible edge hold when you need it while remaining catch-free on rails. The Salomon Huck Knife has a sintered base that will remain fast for you. Just remember to keep it waxed. If you are searching for freestyle snowboards that will give you a ton of pop in a balanced, controllable ride, this board is for you.


  • Pop of this board
  • Playful 3/10 flex in a camber park board
  • The edges – Perfect for edge hold when you need it and dialed back for rails.
  • The balanced feel. The deck is slightly wider than other boards on this list.


  • Flex on this board is on the stiffer side
  • Not beginner friendly (perfect for intermediate to advanced riders)

Sizes Available: 148, 152, 155, 155 Wide, 158, 158 Wide, 162

See Which Size of the Salomon Huck Knife You Need
Salomon Huck Knife Weight Range
Size (cm)Rider Weight Range (lbs)
148100 – 145
152110 – 155
155120 – 165
155W175 – 242
158145 – 200
158W200 – 275
162200 – 275

Flex: Medium 5/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Salomon District

Pro Tip:The Salomon Huck Knife also comes in an upgraded super charged version called the Huck Knife Pro.

Best Beginner Friendly Park Snowboard

Capita Pathfinder Reverse Snowboard 2024

The Capita Pathfinder Reverse snowboard is the latest version of what was previously called the Capita Horroscope. This is Capita’s award-winning true twin park board. The Pathfinder Reverse is a forgiving freestyle twin snowboard that can also be used as a “do it all” type all-mountain snowboard.

For the 2024 season, the Capita Pathfinder received no new technical upgrades other than new graphics and a new size. This snowboard now comes in a 159 wide size.

The Capita Pathfinder Reverse features Capita’s Park V2 board profile. It looks like this.

The board’s profile can be described as being flat between the feet and reverse camber just outside of the bindings to the contact points. The shape makes the deck feel stable and surfy without being overly aggressive. The reverse camber near the contact points will make the board less catchy and help you land tricks if you are slightly off-axis. The deck features a combination of laminates consisting of Special Blend Fiberglass and Magic Bean Resin. The combination is a park snowboard with a lot of torsional flex (flex from edge to edge). In the deck, there is a wood core called the FSC Dual Core. The dual-core gives the deck added power, extra pop, and durability. The flex rating of this is a 4/10. However, it is on the softer side, so you should consider it closer to a 3/10. This is a deck that will help you with butters and presses. Overall, this is a lightweight, playful, skate-like, and a maneuverable park snowboard at an excellent price.

P.S. There is a camber version of this deck called Pathfinder Camber. You can check that version out here.

Also check out our best beginner snowboards of 2023 – 2024 award list too.


  • The v2 park profile shape
  • The soft flex for deep presses.
  • Eco friendly build
  • Skateboard-like feel


  • The combination sintered and extruded base will need some wax and maintenance.
  • Pop can feel soggy if timed wrong.

Sizes Available: 145, 147, 149, 151, 151 Wide, 153, 153 Wide, 155, 155 Wide, 157, 157 Wide, 159 Wide, 162 Wide

See Which Size of the Capita Pathfinder Reverse You Need
Capita Pathfinder Reverse Weight Range
Size (cm)Rider Weight Range (lbs)
151 Wide110-150
153 Wide110-170
155 Wide130-190
157 Wide140-200
159 Wide150-210
162 Wide160-220​+

Flex: Soft 4/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Union Flight Pro

Pro Tip: You can still get the 2023 version of this board here for an incredibly good deal. Other than the new graphics,both versions of this board are identical.

The Best for East Coast & Icy Conditions

Jones Tweaker Snowboard 2024

The Tweaker was added last season as the first park focused board in the Jones Snowboards lineup. While this board is primarily intended for park riding, it also includes a handful of other tech features that make it versatile enough to be your daily driver in all types of conditions.

Here is an overview of all of the features you will find in this snowboard.

The Tweaker has a traditional camber profile with a blunted nose and tail. The blunted shape keeps the weight of the board down while hitting jumps without hindering how this snowboard performs while carving in any way.

One feature that stands out against other park boards is how well of an edge hold you can get on the Tweaker. This board features Traction Tech 2.0 edges. This feature is what makes the Jones Tweaker the perfect snowboard for riding in icy conditions. Traction Tech 2.0 means there is a waved serrated edge that you carve with on this snowboard. The serrated edge adds additional contact points and grip to this snowboard. The waved edges work with the camber profile of this board to offer a firmer grip to the snow as you turn edge to edge.

This image shows the additional contact points in the Tweaker. The additional contact points are highlighted in orange.

The Jones Tweaker is a medium flexing snowboard in the center with a stiffer flexing nose and tail. The hybrid flex gives the board an additional level of pop while making it stable enough to stomp your landings off of larger kickers.

This board also has a 3d spoon-like curvature in its nose and tail. This image shows the spoon-like curvature to give you an idea of how this looks when rested on a flat surface.

This 3d feature combines with the camber board profile to help the board butter, float in powder, and give this board a catch-free feel while still being incredibly responsive.

Jones added a poplar wood core to keep the board lightweight and durable. The base of Tweaker is a fast sintered base. It will remain fast for you if you wax it regularly.

Also check out our in-depth Jones Tweaker review. Besides the board’s new graphic and three additional sizes (149, 160W, and 162), the 2024 version of this board shares all of the same features as the 2023 version. On snow, the 2024 Jones Tweaker rides exactly the same as it did last season, and that’s a good thing.

If you’re looking for a versatile board that can rip the park while being all-mountain / all-conditions ready out of the park, check out the Jones Tweaker snowboard.


  • Twin shape with blunted tips – helps jumps and spins
  • 3d profile – Helps with landing off axis
  • Traction Tech 2.0 – Helps improve its edge hold even while carving on ice
  • Eco friendly materials
  • 3 year warranty


  • It might be too stiff and aggressive for some riders who want a softer, jib board

Sizes: 149, 151,154,156, 157 Wide, 159, 160 Wide, 162

See the Right Size Jones Tweaker for You
Jones Tweaker Weight Range Size Chart
Size (cm)Rider Weight (lbs)
149110 – 160
151110 – 160
154120 – 170
156130 – 180
157 Wide130 – 180
159140 – 190
160 Wide150-200

Flex: Medium (6 out of 10)

Bindings to Pair With It: Jones Meteorite Snowboard Binding

Best for Jibs

GNU Headspace 2023 – 2024 Snowboard

The GNU Head Space is a freestyle asymmetrical twin snowboard. It is the pro model board for GNU team rider Forest Bailey. Here is an overview video where Forest Bailey describes all of the important features of this board.

For the 2024 season, the Headspace was updated to a new pill shape with a rounded-off nose and tail. Here is an image to show how the new 2024 GNU Headspace shape was updated from last season’s version.

It is worth noting that last season the Gnu Headspace had an asymmetrical shape with a cut-off nose and tail, and for the 2024 season, the GNU Headspace has a twin shape. On snow, the new Headspace has a familiar feel that is easy to ride and very simple to get used to. It’s an outstanding park board that is simple to nosepress while still being stable enough to hit medium-sized jumps with ease.

This deck has the c3 profile shape to help give it a ton of pop, maintain control and precision, and remain flexible for jibs and rails. The c3 camber profile shape is described as a camber dominant snowboard. It has a mild rocker between your feet and camber under your feet to the nose or tail. The profile gives this board a playful feel while still maintaining the responsive feel of camber right under your bindings. The Head Space features Magne-Traction Serrated Edges, giving it a few extra contact points to help it grip down in ice and firmer snow. The Gnu Head Space snowboard has a designated heelside and toeside edge to help make it easy to ride, pliable, and still maintain a fierce edge hold. This board is excellent for park features, and it still packs a lot of technology into it that will help you outside of the park as well. The flex rating of this snowboard is around a medium 5/10. It will offer stability and be playful if you put some effort into your butters and presses. Overall, if you are looking for a freestyle snowboard where you can be confident going sideways into nose and tail slides and catch-free if landing slightly off-axis on jumps, this is the deck for you.


  • The c3 profile shape
  • Magne-Traction™: Unreal edge hold
  • This is easy to ride – The asymmetrical shape makes this board easier to carve and hold your balance on.
  • Fast sintered base


  • Limited 1-year manufacturer warranty (some of the other warranties are a little longer)
  • Might not be the best in deeper conditions. (Intended for park)
  • The base will require some waxing and maintenance to keep it fast

Sizes Available: 149, 152, 155, 155 Wide, 158

See the Right Size GNU Head Space for You
GNU Head Space Weight Range
Size (cm)Rider Weight (lbs)
14990 – 160
152100 – 180
155110 – 200
158140 – 250
155W150 – 280

Flex: Softer Side of Medium 4/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Bent Metal Transfer

Most Durable Park Snowboards

Capita Ultrafear 2024 Snowboard

The Capita Ultrafear is a true twin-shaped freestyle snowboard that can do all types of park riding exceptionally well. The Ultrafear snowboard was named after that little bit of fear you get right before hitting the jump line in the park. This snowboard deck is highly resilient. This snowboard will hold up to all of the demands of hitting rails in the street or riding in your favorite park.

Every year, Capita makes small, incremental improvements to its boards. The largest difference between the 2024 Ultrafear and the 2023 version is that now you can buy the board in either a camber or reverse camber profile versions.

This isn’t the first time the Ultrafear came in a flat rocker profile, though. Before the 2021 season, the Ultrafear used to have a flat section between your feet. Capita upgraded the Ultrafear in the 2022 season to make that flat section between the feet a positive camber section. Now, in the 2024 season, they give you options to buy either version of the board. It’s the first time they have offered both versions at the same time.

You can determine the camber profile based on the name of the snowboard.

The Capita Ultrafear Camber has a profile that looks like this.

While the Capita Ultrafear Reverse Camber snowboard has a flatter profile that looks like this.

Both profiles offer a catch-free, predictable ride, while the type of riding you do most often should determine the version you should get.

If you want a park board that has some more power and pop for jumps while still being able to hit rails, I recommend going with the Camber version. However, if you are going to be doing more jibbing than jumping, go with the flat version.

Outside of the camber profiles and the new graphics, the only other update to the Ultrafear is its new, slightly lighter core. The Ultrafear is known for its exceptional lightweight, and Capita just made the board a few grams lighter by upgrading the 2024 Ultrafear to the new P2 Superlight core. The construction of the new core looks like this.

The new core is a combination of paulownia and polar strategically placed to maximize the board’s pop and durability while keeping it as lightweight as possible. This is the same lightweight core the Capita DOA has been built on for the past two seasons.

The Ultrafear is incredibly durable thanks to its Carbon Aramid Body Armor™. If you accidentally hit your nose or tail on a feature in the terrain park, this board was specifically designed to take the impact where most other snowboards would chip or crack. Capita also added cork near the edges of this deck. The added cork helps give the Ultrafear to absorb the chatter of rough terrain and make the impact of jumps feel softer.

The 2024 version of the Ultrafear has a higher-end sintruded base. That means its hybrid base is constructed using the materials and techniques of an extruded base. However, it was made using a higher temperature, and its wax was compacted with additional pressure to make it feel equally as fast, hard, and durable as a sintered base. The main benefit is that it won’t require as much waxing maintenance as a sintered base, and it will be easier to repair if you happen to get any deeper scratches while hitting rails or boxes in the park.

Overall, the Ultrafear is the perfect freestyle snowboard for beginner to advanced park riders who want a durable, playful, and fast deck.

Want to learn more about the 2024 Capita Ultrafear? Read our full review of the Capita Ultrafear.


  • Durable – Kevlar sidewalls
  • Profile of board is both playful and aggressive when you need it to be
  • Base is durable and easy to repair
  • New updated camber profile to give it more pop than previous versions / while still being available in its legacy flat version
  • 360 durable edges


  • Flex is on the stiffer side yet still very pressable with some effort
  • Base isn’t the fastest base you can buy

Sizes Available: 147, 149, 151, 153, 153 Wide, 155, 155 Wide, 157

See Which Size of the Capita Ultrafear You Need
Capita Ultrafear Weight Range
Size (cm)Rider Weight (lbs)
153 Wide110-170
155 Wide130-190+

Flex: Softer Side of Medium 4/10 (Capita Says it is closer to a 6. It isn’t that stiff.)

Bindings to Pair With It: Union Ultra

Best 3D Shaped Park Snowboard

Bataleon Evil Twin 2024 Snowboard

The Evil Twin is a true twin shape freestyle board that Bataleon has been perfecting since 2003. This board has a full camber profile with Bataleon’s 3BT™ (Triple Base Technology). This video does an excellent job of describing what that means as well as covering the call out features of this snowboard.

The Evil Twin’s camber profile gives the deck its stability for both carving and hitting jumps. However, what makes this board truly unique from others on freestyle boards, is its 3BT™ with SideKick™ technology. That means the deck has an uplifted side base. If you were riding the Evil Twin flat on its base, its side edges would curve upwards towards you. The benefit is that it makes it board stable, yet surfy, and extremely catch free. You will notice the 3BT™ makes this board easier to carve, butter, and hit rails. The balance of the camber’s stability mixed with the catch-free playfulness of 3BT™ makes this an excellent freestyle board for your quiver.

The core of the Bataleon Evil Twin is made of 70% Swiss paulownia and 30% poplar wood blend for an incredibly balanced strength to weight ratio. Like some of the other boards on the list, the Evil Twin has carbon stringers running through its core to give it an added layer of pop and stability. The sintered base of the Evil Twin will remain fast and durable as long as you maintain and wax it. Altogether, if you are looking for a playful, positive camber snowboard that can butter and still be stable enough to hit jumps, this is the park board for you.

It is here! The 2024 Evil Twin just became available. This deck sells out fast, so get your order in early to ensure they have your size.

The 2024 Bataleon Evil Twin is expected to ship around September 29th 2023.


  • Medium/ Soft flex makes it easier to press and butter
  • Playful and stable feel perfect for park riding
  • Catch free ride thanks to 3BT™
  • The true twin shape


  • You have to be more precise with your edges (due to the 3BT™)
  • Can slide on jump landings due to 3BT™ (Just land bolts)

Sizes Available: 149,151,154,156 Wide, 157, 159, 159 Wide

See Which Size of the Bataleon Evil Twin You Need
Bataleon Evil Twin Weight Range
Size (cm)Rider Weight (lbs)

Flex: Medium 5/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Bataleon Blaster

One Extra Pro Tip About the Bataleon Evil Twin:

There is a higher-end version of this snowboard available for only $80 more. It is called the Evil Twin Plus. This higher-end version of the Evil Twin has all of the same core features as the standard version, along with a faster base and more carbon fiber added into its core. The result is a lightweight, super-charged park board with enough pop and response to launch you off larger jumps while offering enough stability to be your daily all-mountain driver. The Evil Twin Plus is such an outstanding board that it has earned prominence on our 2024 Best Snowboards award list.

Here is a quick overview video that covers all of the upgrades found in the Bataleon Evil Twin Plus. If you’re considering the Evil Twin, check out the Evil Twin Plus.

This is the park board I will be riding all season. Check out my full Bataleon Evil Twin Plus review to learn more.

Most Versatile

Burton Free Thinker 2023 – 2024 Snowboard

The Free Thinker is one of the most versatile true twin freestyle decks you can buy. This deck is built on a traditional camber profile. If you were to look at this board on its side, it would look like this.

The traditional profile is what gives this board a predictable feel, added response, and a ton of pop. This is one of the stiffer boards on this list. If you’re looking for a park board that would be perfect for jumps as cruising through the rest of the resort, this is that deck. Check out this overview video to learn more about this snowboard’s main features.

Also check out our full in-depth Burton Free Thinker review.


  • The balanced feel and flex of this deck
  • light weight
  • The board comes pre broken in.


  • This might be too stiff for some beginner and intermediate riders
  • The board uses Burton Snowboards Channel® Mounting System. This let’s you fine tune your stance. However, you need to make sure your binding plates can fit into it or get buy a disc plate that is adaptable to it.

Sizes Available: 150, 154, 157, 160, 160 Wide

See the Right Size Burton Free Thinker for You
Burton Free Thinker Weight Range
Size (cm)Rider Weight (lbs)
150120-180 lbs.
154120-180 lbs.
157150-200 lbs.
157 Wide150-200 lbs.
160180-260 lbs.+
160 Wide180-260 lbs.+

Flex: Medium to Stiff 6.5/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Burton Cartel EST

Pro Tip: is running their annual Summer Sale and you can get last season’s Free Thinker for an insanely good deal over here.

Best Volume Shifted / Wide Freestyle Snowboard

Ride Twin Pig 2024 Snowboard

Ride Twin Pig is a true twin shape freestyle snowboard that can be a lot of fun carving outside of the board park as well. The board profile is a hybrid camrock. It has a camber section under your feet with reverse camber outside your bindings in the nose and tail. The Twin Pig has an asymmetrical sidecut. There is a little bit of a deeper sidecut on the heels to help you balance out your turns.

There is a wood core in the Twin Pig made of Aspen and Bamboo. The balance of using both strong and lighter, more resilient wood gives the Twin Pig its sturdiness and damp riding feel. You won’t feel the chatter under your boots if riding on uneven terrain. The sidewalls are made with the same material as skateboard wheels to protect your deck against dents while jibbing in the park. The sidewalls were one of the major updates in the 2024 version. They are now thinner while still increasing the durability and shock absorption of the deck. You can learn more about the 2023 season updates in this Ride Twinpig overview video.

The unique feature of the Twin Pig is its waist width. The Twin Pig is a volume shifted snowboard. It is meant for you to ride a shorter board than you normally would because it comes wider than most other park boards. The wider width makes for more stable jump landings and virtually no toe drag as you are carving around. Being that you can go a few sizes down on this snowboard, you will be able to spin easier and have an overall more maneuverable feel. You can use our snowboard length calculator to gauge which sized board to buy.

The flex of the Twin Pig is on the softer side of medium. Thanks to its rocker sections in the tip and tail, the Twin Pig can butter and press easily. However, the board itself is on the medium to stiff side. It is a useful feature blending a flexible nose in a more stable board. The camber section of the board prevents the deck from being over flexible while jibbing. You will be able to hang on to nose and tail slides easier than some other park boards.

The Twin Pig has a durable sintered base. It will require wax to maintain and is fast enough. Ultimately, the board’s wider dimensions make it a slower option than some of the others on the list. However, the benefit here is that it has a wider, more stable feel that also helps it float better in deeper snow than most other park boards. All in all, if you are looking for a volume-shifted park board that is the perfect blend of playful, damp, and sturdy properties, then the Twin Pig is for you.


  • The wider / stable feel in a playful freestyle board
  • Pop is great for jumps
  • Flex makes it easier to butter or press
  • The true twin shape makes it easier to ride switch
  • Flex makes it easier to begin presses and not overly flexible (soft flex in the tips and medium in the center)
  • Excellent option if you have large feet


  • Not the best option for steeper or technical terrain
  • Not the fastest board on the list (due to its wider shorter intended size)
  • Not a beginner friendly deck due to its shape

Sizes Available: 136, 142, 148, 151, 154, 156 Wide, 157

See the Right Size Ride Twin Pig for You
Ride Twin Pig Weight Range
Size (cm)Rider Weight (lbs)
156 Wide170-220​+

Flex: Soft 3/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Ride C-6

Best for Presses

Yes Dicey 2024

The Yes Dicey snowboard is the perfect board for nose and tail presses because of its midbite profile technology. Yes made a unique indention in the sidecut of this snowboard. Here is a close-up of what it looks like.

This indention in the sidecut adds a ton of stability to the board. So you get the maneuverability benefits of a more narrow board combined with the stability benefits of having a wider nose and tail. This feature makes balancing tall nose presses feel like a breeze.

Additionally, the wider nose and tail give this board a wider platform to land spins with, while the more narrow waist helps the Dicey get a faster edge-to-edge response while carving in between park features.

Here is an overview video of all the tech found in the Yes Dicey snowboard.

Check out our full in-depth Yes Dicey snowboard review.


  • A very pressable yet stable park board with a true twin shape
  • Yes’ MidBite helps give this board a stable feel. It has a narrow waist width a wider nose and tail.
  • Snappy pop – Camber between the feet / Rocker in nose and tail
  • This is a forgiving ride that is great for riders of all experience levels
  • It is a good deal. This board is cheaper than a lot of comparable boards.


  • No smaller sizes than a 152cm.
  • Might be too playful for some riders.

Sizes: 152, 154, 156, 158

See Which Size of the Yes Dicey You Need
Yes Dicey Weight Range
Size (cm)Rider Weight (lbs)
152110 – 150
154120 – 160
156140 – 190
158150 – 200

Flex: Soft-Medium (4 out of 10)

Best Freestyle Snowboards for Butters

Gilson Undead 2024

The Gilson Undead snowboard is the perfect freestyle board for butters and jibbing. The Undead has a unique base where its edges are risen by a few millimeters off of the snowboard’s base. Gilson calls this feature their soft edge. Here is an example of what it looks like when you flip this board over.

Imagine what butters you could do if the risks of catching your edges were eliminated altogether? These edges make for an extremely catch-free feeling while riding in the park. On the Gilson Undead, you can even swivel around on boxes and rails with no issues. The steel edges engage to help you make a turn when you need them. You just need to lean a little more. The whole process of learning to ride this became second nature after only a few runs. The board doesn’t have that loose feeling. It just feels catch-free and playful while remaining stable.

Here is quick video that describes Gilson’s edge technology in more detail.

The Undead is built on a hybrid rocker profile. There is a slight rocker between your feet and two camber zones underfoot. The benefit here is that you blend the playful, easy-to-ride feel of a rocker with the response and pop of a camber deck. If you were to look at this snowboard on its side, its profile would look like this.

The last call-out feature is that the Undead is insanely light and pressable. The board has a softer flex rating of a four out of ten. Additionally, Gilson built this deck so that you can ride it six centimeters smaller than your normal park board. The nose and tail on this snowboard have been blunted, while Gilson kept the same effective edge of larger board size. The benefit to the shorter nose and tail and larger effective edge is that you get the stable feeling of a longer snowboard with the lower swing weight and added maneuverability of a smaller, lighter deck.

If you’re looking for a playful board that was built for butters and jibbing, then check out the Gilson Undead.

Also check out our full in-depth Gilson Undead Snowboard review to learn more about this board.


  • Butter pad base – the edges of this board are risen so you will not catch an edge while jibbing or buttering
  • Can size down by 3-6cm / Lowering swing weight / Easier to spin
  • Made in the USA
  • 5 year warranty


  • The butter pad and edges will take some time to get used to while carving in steeper terrain. (It is insanely catch free for jibs though.)

Sizes Available: 144 (150 equivalent), 149 (155 equivalent), 154 (160 equivalent)

Flex: Softer Side of Medium 4/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Union Ultra

Pro Tip: Over on the Gilson Snowboards website, you can use the coupon code BOARDOFTHEWORLD for a 10% discount on your order.

Best Do It All Freestyle Snowboard

Nitro T1 2024 Snowboard

For 20 years, the Nitro T1 has been getting refined to make it one of the best freestyle snowboards on the planet. The T1 is a true twin shape freestyle snowboard known for its stability, durability, and overall performance in the park.

Here is a quick preview video of the Nitro T1 snowboard.

For the 2023 season, the Nitro T1 has been upgraded to include Ureshred Sidewalls. This means Nitro added in the same polyurethane material that skateboard wheels are made out of directly into its sidewalls. The combination of polyurethane sidewalls with the T1’s impact-resistant Rail Killer edges make the board one of the most durable park snowboards out there.

The T1 is a camber dominant snowboard with a smoother transition into the tip and tail. Its board profile looks like this.

The smooth transitions make this board easier to lock into presses while the medium flex and camber shape gives the board its responsiveness. This deck can turn on a dime and take the landing impact of huge kickers.

The Nitro T1 has a specialized sintered base that is designed to be fast while being more resistant to scratches than other park snowboards. The core of the snowboard is made of Poplar and Beechwood. What makes the wood core of the T1 unique is that it has a reduced thickness between your bindings while being thicker outside your bindings. The varied thicknesses in the core give the T1 added energy for pop and a consistent flex for nose and tail presses.

If you are looking for a park board that can take abuse, this is the snowboard for you.


  • Durability built into sidewalls, edges, and base
  • Lots of pop
  • Stable ride
  • Twin shape makes it easier to ride switch
  • Designed to have a slightly stiffer medium flex that will be perfect for jumping and hitting rails


  • Might be too aggressive for beginners

Sizes Available: 149, 152, 152 Wide, 155, 155 Wide, 158 Wide

See the Right Size Nitro T1 for You
Nitro T1 Weight Range
Size (cm)Rider Weight (lbs)
149110 – 155
152120 – 165
152 Wide120 – 165
155130 – 175
155 Wide130 – 175
158 Wide145​+

Flex: Medium 5/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Union Force

Best Bang for Your Buck

Rome Artifact 2024 Snowboard

The Rome Artifact is a true twin freestyle snowboard with a softer, four out of ten pressable softer flex. The deck is perfect for hitting jumps, jibbing, and doing presses while still being insanely durable. Rome says the Artifact was created for “total park annihilation,” and they made good on that promise.

The Artifact’s shape is a true twin with a positive camber board profile. What makes the 2024 Rome Artifact unique is its new “double kick” nose and tail. There are two angles in both the nose and tail that look like this.

The benefit is the new shape makes the board more pressable than most other camber decks. Having the positive camber profile gives this board additional pop and stability to hit massive jumps.

The core of the snowboard was made with 100% poplar wood. There are bamboo hot rods running from the board’s center through the nose and tail, which give the board additional pop. To increase the board’s torsional flex, Rome used a Biax fiberglass set on two different axes.

The Artifact has additional impact plates to reduce chatter, add shock absorption, and make this deck durable. When boards break, it is usually right in front or behind one of your bindings. That is where these impact plates are placed. Rome focused on making the deck durable in the areas that take the most impact while you are stomping your landings.

The base of the deck was upgraded to an ISOSPORT 4400 base for the 2023-2024 season. This is primarily an extruded base, so it is durable, holds wax well, and will not require a lot of maintenance.

If you are looking for a camber park snowboard that can press and jib incredibly well, this is the deck to get.


  • Pressable Positive Camber Profile
  • Double Kick Nose and Tail
  • Durable – has added impact plates


  • Not the fastest base

Sizes Available: 147, 150, 152 Wide, 153, 155 Wide, 156

See the Right Size Rome Artifact for You
Rome Artifact Weight Range
Size (cm)Rider Weight (lbs)
14795 – 150
150110 – 165
152 Wide120 – 170​+
153120 – 185
155 Wide135 – 190​+

Flex: Softer Side of Medium 4/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Rome Vice

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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.