Best Snowboards 2013: Never Summer Cobra

With an eye to freeride performance, the new Cobra features a stealthy directional shape and slightly setback stance, rocker binding-to-binding and cambered tip and tail. These ingredients all come together to provide bomber edgehold, mindless edge-to-edge transitions, and easy flow in pow. It's best suited to natural terrain and riders who don't spin it around and switch too often. The upper mid-level stiffness means it's not the easiest board here to initiate turns with, but appropriate rider input makes it a high-level performer.

Length (cm): 153,155,158,161,164

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