Best Snowboards 2013: Venture Odin Split

The second-year Odin has a more blunt-shaped nose and additional sizes in the 159- to 172-cm range, all available in split and solid styles. Directional shaping and flex, rocker at tip and tail, and meticulous construction earn it high marks as a confidence-inspiring ride at speed and in technical terrain. Bring this board into the backcountry and you won't be disappointed.

Length (cm): 164,168,169,173
$895 for split, $595 for solid;

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