What are Freestyle Snowboards?
What is a park snowboard?
Freestyle snowboards and snowboarding are designed for man made terrain. The park, the pipe, wall rides, rails, jibs and so on are the staples of freestyle snowboarding.
Freestyle snowboards are typically designed with a softer flex and a more playful feel. They are quite often shorter in length making it easier to get those spins in and are made to be very durable so they can handle the stresses of rails, and the features of a snowboard park. They are also excellent at handling jumps and the perfect boards for mastering all kinds of tricks.
The boards are designed to be true twin shapes, allowing riders to ride switch or regular with ease and most will have a duck stance set up on the board. This is where the back foot is turned at a slightly negative angle, so as that both feet are facing outwards; like a ducks.
Rocker camber boards are almost exclusivley freestyle snowboards, however they do feature prominently in powder snowboard designs aswell. However there are many different variations of camber on offer for these types including traditonal camber and hybrid camber with flat zones under foot.
Riders will typically use a softer boot, for more manouverability and will use bindings that will suit, however almost any bindings will work accross different styles of riding.
The boards are not as popular as freeride and all mountain snowboards, as they dont perform as well on big terrain, in powder or at high speeds.
Other Snowboard Types – All Mountain Snowboards, Powder Snowboards
Check out the awesome deals on The Best Freestyle Snowboards of 2012/2013 (On Amazon)
You might also want to check out: