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The 10 Best Freestyle & Park Snowboards of 2022-2023

By: Stew Langner: Snowboard Buyer | October 6, 2022


Close your eyes. Imagine the perfect park day at your local resort… mid to high 30s, sunny with just one little happy cloud in the distance, every feature groomed to perfection, all your buds in tow, and of course you stomp everything first or second go. While we can’t promise this fantasy world, you CAN realistically strap into one of the fantasy park snowboards listed below. And when you and your board click, some days really can feel close to perfect.

New This Year:

This year we’ve got some new additions to the best park snowboards, as well as some souped-up versions of cult classics. Camber dominates, as it probably should, seeing as how park riding benefits from powerfully popped ollies. CAPiTA, Burton, Rome, Ride, Gnu, Lib Tech, and Salomon are all bringing their a-game to 2023. There’s a bit of range in this list in terms of specific styles of riding and optimal ability levels, but in general, you can expect twin(ish) shapes, centered stances, medium flexing rides, and overall pretty approachable boards for most riders. Whether you’re a new park rider or a seasoned sender, there’s something below that will up your game when choosing your next park snowboard.

CAPiTA Pathfinder Reverse Snowboard 2023

CAPiTA Pathfinder Reverse

The CAPiTA Pathfinder Reverse Snowboard is an all action, no frills option that strips snowboarding down to the bare bones: human + board + gravity = fun. Let loose on man-made, and natural features alike with a throwback blunted shape that cuts swing weight for aerial maneuvers and slides on metal, concrete, or wood. This version features reverse camber for a skate-like feel that floats like a butterfly and turns on a dime.

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GNU Gloss C2E Snowboard - Women's

GNU Gloss C2E Snowboard - Women's

The GNU Gloss C2E Snowboard is what snowboarding is all about. Sure, it uses some pretty fancy tech like Magne-Traction edges and a C2e rocker profile, and it comes with a stylishly witchy design, but at its core, this board is all about simple pleasures. It's a blunted freestyle twin that's built for glory day in the park and dream days hot lapping with your friends. It's poppy, playful, approachable, and fast. It's simple snowboarding done right.

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Burton Blossom Snowboard

Burton Blossom

The Burton Blossom Snowboard is a classic freestyle design that thrives in the hands of a creative rider. With a true twin shape plucked straight from the snowboarding hall of fame, the Blossom combines a light, energetic Super Fly II™ 700G Core with traditional camber for maximum pop in the park and beyond. Burton’s second fastest base in the form of Sintered WFO rounds out this vintage-looking package. Designed by the Burton team, you know the Blossom will really perform when it needs to. Best for a nostalgic park rider, or someone who wants to cruise the whole hill feeling fluid and free. Don't miss out on this one, it's time to ride!

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Rome Artifact Pro Snowboard

Rome Artifact Pro

In 1,000 years, when the mountains are barren and no one remembers what it was like to slide on snow, archaeologists will unearth a Rome Artifact Pro Snowboard and marvel at its features. The Artifact Pro picks up where the Artifact left off, with its tried-and-true twin shape, classic camber, and flax impact plates. Double Kick rise in the nose and tail makes presses and landings even simpler and a carbon HotRod in the core provides a snappy feel that's begging to butter or launch you further into the air. True twin, 5 out of 10 flex, traditional camber, and an understated b/w graphic. They say if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, and in this case, we’d agree. Your tricks may be lost to time but at least your board can show what a shredder you were, so grab the Artifact Pro and make your mark on history. Best for any level park rider looking for traditional performance and predictability, and at an affordable price point to boot.

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Lib Tech Skate Banana BTX Snowboard 2023

Lib Tech Skate Banana BTX

The board that started it all. The Lib Tech Skate Banana BTX Snowboard was the originator of Lib Tech's signature Banana rocker technology. By placing cambered pockets under each foot with a rockered section in the middle, the Skate Banana lets you pop and pivot at will, enjoying all the benefits of both rocker and camber. With Magne-Traction enhanced edging on groomers and a park ready twin profile, this board is simple, intuitive, and ready to do it all in the resort.

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Ride Kink Snowboard

Ride Kink

The park is yours as soon as you strap into the Ride Kink Snowboard. For the most part, it's a very traditional freestyle snowboard: a full camber profile, all wood core, symmetrical shape, and beefed-up edges. But Ride gives it a little twist in the form of the quadratic sidecut, adding a bit of their signature flair to an exceptionally dependable park deck. It has a smooth flex, plenty of pop, solid edge hold, and intuitive handling for sending jump lines, pressing boxes, and locking onto rails. There’s a reason that the Kink has been a part of Ride’s board line for as long as we can remember. While this is one of the most affordable boards on this list, Ride equipped the Kink with a stone ground sintered base, a base material and treatment usually reserved for higher-end rigs. For the dedicated, budget-conscious, park rat, who likes a flexy stick on hill!

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GNU Money C2E Snowboard 2023

GNU Money C2E

The GNU Money C2E Snowboard is value packed and ready to smash a terrain park near you. This bomber twin is as poppy and nimble as they come, built for easy styling fun across the mountain. The Banana Tech hybrid rocker profile makes it super easy to smear and press on boxes and rails, and the bomber construction makes it durable enough to keep doing it for seasons to come.

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Lib Tech Terrain Wrecker C2X Snowboard 2023

Lib Tech Terrain Wrecker C2X

Cue up the Miley Cyrus because you're about to hit the mountain like a wrecking ball. The Lib Tech Terrain Wrecker C2X Snowboard is an all-mountain destroyer that's ready to hit the slopes. This directional twin is sturdy and stable charging down groomers and runouts, and lives to spin and tweak its way through the air. It's a park board that it would be a shame to confine to just the park, with vibration dampening, speed-needing properties that are just waiting to be unleashed.

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Salomon Abstract Snowboard

Salomon Abstract - Unisex

If traditional snowboards are limiting your creativity, the Salomon Abstract Snowboard is the versatile freestyle board that will let you best express your style. Rock Out Camber is stable underfoot and forgiving in the tip and tail for fast riding and easy buttering, and the Quadralizer sidecut provides dialed edge pressure for maneuverability and precision. Carbon beams in the tip and tail, and Royal Rubber in the sidewalls mean the Abstract is both poppy and damp. Top it all off with a structured sintered base, and you know you’ll have speed for that late-season kicker. Don't let snowboard manufacturers put you in a box — the Abstract is made for pushing boundaries from the resorts to the streets.

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Rock Out Camber3/5$499.95

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Capita The Outsiders Snowboard

CAPiTA The Outsiders

The little voice inside your head telling you to pin it towards the lip of that monster jump without scrubbing your speed? It's the CAPiTA The Outsiders Snowboard. Engineered with traditional camber and a boatload of tech, this is a confidence-inspiring board that's thirsty for high speed and huge stomps. It's got tons of pop, stability, and responsiveness, and comes updated with all-new Aramid Body Armor for improved vibration dampening and strength in high-pressure zones. Spend a little time and look into all the Mothership has packed into this thing on our product page: FC Hover Core, HolySheet Fiberglass, Magic Bean Resin, Hyperdrive Base, etc. etc. etc. Best for the intermediate to advanced rider who wants their board to progress with them and inspire confidence on bigger features.

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Park V1: Flat/Camber/Flat6/10$579.95

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The Selection Process:

Our snowboard buyers have an endless amount of knowledge on all things snowboarding stemming from years of experience in the snowboard industry in tandem with their countless hours spent on slopes everywhere from groomers to the remote backcountry around the world. evo's buyers assess all products coming to market, lean into this knowledge, and put together this selection of the best products. They have a unique perspective as they truly see everything offered across the category.

Stew Langner

Hey y’all! My name is Stew Langner, and I’m the Snowboard Buyer here at evo. A little bit about myself… I grew up in Michigan where I learned to snowboard on golf courses and in my grandma’s backyard.  My love for boarding brought me out West. The first spot I landed was Tahoe City where I worked at resorts and shredded 100+ days a year. Eventually, I discovered the wonders and POW of the PNW, and I moved to the Seattle area about 10 years ago. Upon arriving in Seattle, evo became my home base as I landed a job selling boards in the flagship store. Over the years, I worked my way up the ranks at the shop and eventually into the evo office on the Merchandising team. Now as the Snowboard Buyer, I strive to bring the latest & greatest in the snowboard world into evo – all while managing to still get my days on the mountain 😉