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Whether you are descending the contours of a black diamond or reveling in the confines of the white room, the color scheme of your stick doesn’t really make a difference from a rational standpoint. Yet, if we were all rational beings this whole standing sideways lifestyle just wouldn’t make too much sense either. While some of these monochromatic models are made for hitting rails and others for haulin’ ass, no matter the intended purpose you can rest assured that none of them will clash with your kit…or with the rainbow rail for that matter. - Pat Bridges

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Burton Custom Twin

The Custom moniker may have initially been a nod to the rider-defined adaptability of Burton’s longstanding flagship model, yet over the course of its two-decade long run, this freestyle workhouse has become a celebrated tradition, i.e. a Custom. Only available at select Burton retailers the Custom Twin with camber has broad inbounds park appeal. Being slightly narrower than similar options affords the Custom more dexterity while the Frostbite edges enhance grip while climbing transitions or railing turns. Burton.com MSRP: $579.95

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The category of all-mountain snowboards is a bit misleading. Take the Ride Crook, which is marketed as being designed for “all mountain freestyle.” There is no doubt that the Crook’s LowRize Rocker will keep the tips from sinking in the deep stuff or that the Slimewalls will heartily withstand the most brutal jib bonk abuse. Rather, the issue is with the fact that no matter how capable the Crook is in the park or in the pow, it won’t be able to handle any terrain at Alta, Deer Valley or Mad River Glen. Therefore, so long as these three hills maintain their ISIS-esque persecution of American snowboarders there will never be such thing as an “all mountain” board. Ridesnowboards.com MSRP: $409.95

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Rome Agent

Having trouble negotiating steep terrain? Get yourself an Agent. Want to find a home for yourself in the park? Get yourself an Agent. Need to infiltrate a hidden pow stash? Get yourself an Agent. Do you desire an all around freestyle deck with a 1-inch Zylon strip running the length of the entire midsection as well as Carbon Single Barrel Turborods and a SuperPop Core Matrix with StraightTriax 30 Laminate? Get yourself an Agent. romesnowboards.com MSRP:$539.99

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Smokin' M.I.P.

Ostensibly designed for the next generation of jibbers currently in the drivers seat of progression, any underage rulers actually found guilty of being a Minor In Possession of alcohol will ironically have their license suspended for at least a year. If the blunt tips of the M.I.P. were actual blunts and the police caught a teenager partaking in the puff, puff, pass then once again, license suspended for at least a year. The good news is that either the booze or bud charges will get expunged from your permanent record after two years. Even better news is that every M.I.P. comes with a three-year warranty! Smokinsnowboards.com MSRP:$400.00

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Slash ATV

When it comes to board flex, the predominant personalities at play are longitudinal which comprises of tip to tail pliability and torsional, which generally applies to a board’s propensity to twist like a helix. For the ATV, Slash has taken a sideways glance at how a board responds to stimuli and they’ve come up with Reactive Flex, which uses a unique fiberglass layup to achieve lateral adaptability underfoot. For example, while doing a boardslide, the edges bow up yet when engaged in a carve those same edges bite further down into the snow. Slashsnow.com MSRP:$529.00

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Bataleon Disaster

Move over Technine, cause there’s a new player propagating the direct connect between hip-hop and the high country and they’re straight outta Amsterdam! First, Bataleon gave props to the old school by paying tribute to MC Serch, Prime Minister Pete Nice and DJ Rickie Rich (aka 3rd Bass) with their patented Triple Base Technology. You know any board with TBT has more pop than the Top 40. You know what else has pop? 3rd Bass’ 1991 Vanilla Ice diss track “Pop Goes The Weasel.” Now, Bataleon is once again crackin’ with the illmatic Rick Ross, Black Dollar, Money and Powder-inspired Disaster. Though we don’t want anyone to confuse this def deck with any other Bataelon models, but foreals, it’s the jam…recognize. bataleon.com MSRP: $399.99

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Flow Whiteout

While some people may assume that Flow named their diamond tipped, urethane infused, true twin Whiteout freeride deck after the milky fluid secretaries once used to erase typos, those people would not only be wrong, but they’d also be too old to care about the story behind any snowboard’s given name. Instead, these elder readers would probably be more perplexed as to why a snowboard company was named after a waitress on the 70’s sitcom Alice. flow.com MSRP:$449.99

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Nitro T1

With its Sintered Speed Formula HD base the Nitro T1 provides riders high-speed access to any line but the park is where the T1 truly makes a connection. A slender profile between the bindings and more robust construction toward the tips makes the T1’s Whiplash Core Profile pressable, stable and damp. Jibbers should note that Nitro has given the T1 Railkiller edges, which are 200% more impact resistant than comparable offerings. nitrousa.com MSRP:$419.95