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Team picks: 2021 beginner snowboards for ladies

Team Picks: 2021 Beginner Women’s Snowboards

We are super excited to share an incredible line up of beginner friendly snowboards that are not only easy on the eyes, but versatile and built for easy progression. With a good mix of rocker and camber profiles, these snowboards will help you to get comfortable on the slopes while unlocking your potential for higher level progression. Here are our picks for the top 5 beginner snowboards in our 2021 line up.

Not sure how to select a snowboard? Check out our Beginner Guide: choosing your first snowboard

#1

CAPiTA SPACE METAL FANTASY

THE WELL PREPARED—READY TO JIB, JUMP, SLASH OR FLOAT IN POW VALUE BOARD

The five-time Transworld Good Wood Award winning Space Metal Fantasy is regarded as one of the best women’s park boards on the market – but it’s great all around the resort too.

The Space Metal Fantasy is fun for carving around the slopes, playing on features in the park, and even floats surprisingly well in powder. Upgraded with a durable and easy to maintain SuperDrive™ EX base, the 2021 Space Metal Fantasy is a vehicle for progression and can excel in any riding environment without breaking the bank.

Snowboard profile & shape

2021 Capita Space Metal Fantasy Snowboard Profile

Its forgiving reverse camber profile helps you go from park ace to snow surf queen in an instant. A zero camber section between the feet provides a stable, skate-style feel, while its reverse camber profile at the contact points, and rocker shape at the tip and tail helps you to float effortlessly in powder.

The ideal rider profile

This board is ideal for beginner to intermediate female riders looking for a snowboard to help them improve their riding with quick and easy turn initiations. The rocker profile gives this board a catch free ride as you progress your turns from gentle to steeper terrain. Also with decent pop, the Space Metal Fantasy will be a joy to learn jumps and ollies on, as well as simple ground tricks you’ll look forward to learning as you progress.

Why do we like this snowboard

The Space Metal Fantasy is an all-rounder to take you anywhere on the slopes, practice your jumps and even help you keep afloat on a surprise pow day. With a soft torsional flex, you’ll be able to navigate bumpy terrain with this board.

Summary

  • Best price for performance
  • Grows with you as you level up
  • Soft & manageable
Flex rating
4/10
Mounting system
4 x 2
Size Run:
141, 143, 145, 147, 149, 151, 153
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#2

BATALEON SHE W

GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN

The She W (or She Dub) is a high end snowboard built for women that demand the best from their gear. Its soft, yet stable flex will give you the support you need while the 3D base profile will give you the confidence to push your riding.

Snowboard profile & shape

The She W has a mellow camber profile and Triple Base technology which makes it easier for beginners to get used to camber profile snowboards with reduced chances of catching your edges. The uplift angle is low and begins outside the bindings for precision control with less hang-ups. The wide centerbase offers a stable platform to press, load up ollies and put down landings.

The ideal rider profile

This board is ideal for the beginner female rider looking for a high quality snowboard that can be used for seasons ahead, even well into intermediate to advanced riding levels. Its ultra-forgiving mellow camber profile makes this a great alternative to rocker profiles typical of beginner boards. This means you will be using a full camber snowboard for significantly better edge hold during turns while still keeping them smooth and catch free. For female riders looking for a high-end, versatile, all-mountain freestyle snowboard to do everything with – the She W is for you.

Why do we like this snowboard

That gorgeous shade of pink! The She W uses an ultra-light core which makes this board light and easy to handle, especially for the petite ladies. It’s soft flex together with Bataleon’s signature Twin 3BT base profile makes it very forgiving while learning. Additionally, carbon stringers underfoot gives this board a slightly stiffer torsional flex than other soft boards, which helps to keep you stable when you’re going a little faster on steeper slopes.

Summary

  • Ultra-light weight
  • Mellow camber for progression
  • Soft yet stable
Flex rating
3/10
Mounting system
4 x 2
Size Run:
140, 143, 146, 149

#3

BURTON YEASAYER

A BOARD BUILT TO EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS

The evergreen brand which brought us modern day snowboarding never fails to push the envelop. This board is jam packed with a laundry list of Burton’s signature and exclusive technologies for subtle details that make all the difference in riding. They work together to ensure that the ride is as friendly as it is fun, with an energetic core and flat top profile. With a 3 year warranty to boot, you’ll be shredding up the slopes with peace of mind.

Snowboard profile & shape

BURTON YEASAYER 2021 SNOWBOARD PROFILE

Suitable for a rising rider all the way to a seasoned pro. The key to the Yeasayer’s versatility is its Flat Top profile. A flat profile between the feet ensures stability, better balance, and continuous edge control through your turns. At the ends, the tip and tail kick up with an early rise outside the feet for the catch-free, loose feeling you’d expect from a rocker.

The ideal rider profile

Ideal for beginner to advanced female riders. For beginners, the Yeasayer’s all-mountain snowboard profile offers the stability needed to help you progress to your first turns while still being forgiving enough to bail you out of unwanted falls when you are shaky or make mistakes. For the seasoned riders looking to venture into the park, the board’s rocker tips make ground tricks and boxes a breeze while it’s true twin profile makes landing and riding switch easy.

Why do we like this snowboard

At slower speeds, the Yeasayer hold its edges really well through turns and its scooped tip and tail profile ensures catch-free fun on the slopes. Additional board tech such as a tapered tip and tail thickness helps to reduce swing weight when you link your turns and a flat top rocker profile helps to provide more stability underfoot. Burton’s Channel mounting system also allows for micro adjustments and greater precision as you figure out your perfect snowboard stance. As a bonus, this board is made with bio-based materials to reduce carbon footprint by 50% over conventional materials.

Summary

  • All-Mountain Rocker
  • Channel mounting system
  • 3 year warranty

Flex rating
4/10
Mounting system
Channel
Size Run:
140, 144, 148, 152

#4

ARBOR CADENCE

A CROWD PLEASER IN THE PARK AND ON THE PEAK

The Arbor Cadence is designed specifically for women, to fit a wide range of riding styles. Its flex is perfect for pressing and buttering in the park, holding high speeds on resort groomers, and securing stable takeoffs and landings in the pipe and off jumps. A team favourite for good reason.

Snowboard profile & shape

Arbor 2021 Cadence Camber Snowboard Profile

The System Camber design offers a poppy ride with crisp, fully engaged performance – and more pop for carving and ollies – all with smoother camber performance. Grip Tech creates added heel and toe contact points, that help to center your turn or spin initiation, while dramatically improving edge control on snow and ice.

The ideal rider profile

This board is for the female rider who enjoys riding fast while still keeping stable and being completely in control. Its high performance all-mountain camber profile provides the stability you need to get comfortable picking up speed, while it’s soft-mid flex keep it playful enough for beginners to take on and keep in control on this board.

Why do we like this snowboard

Because Grip Tech works! Tried and tested, Grip Tech adds so much more to edge hold, you’ll think twice about switching back to regular profiles after. With 4 additional contact points for your heel and toe edges, you now have greater edge hold which gives you greater edge control as make your turns down the mountain. This snowboard is also easy to manoeuvre as you push yourself to conquer steeper slopes and get comfortable with speed. Its true twin shape makes practicing switch easy and drama-free.

Summary

  • Grip Tech for great edge control
  • A board to progress with
  • Handles uneven terrain well

Flex rating
4/10
Mounting system
4 x 2
Size Run:
140, 144, 148, 152

#5

NITRO LECTRA

ENJOY THE RIDE
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The Lectra was developed to offer a relaxed ride and progression-friendly features that will take you from a complete beginner to cruisy runs on the groomers and eventually all around the mountain. Designed to provide an effortless feel in all types of terrain, the Nitro Lectra, makes learning and improving your skills a breeze. It’s time to blast past the learning curve and show yourself how good you really are!

Snowboard profile & shape

NITRO snowboards flat out rocker

The laid-back FlatOut Rocker and Directional Shape provide the perfect blend of flex, sidecut and forgiveness to get you in and out of any situation. Expect catch-free sessions on the slopes with this soft and easy snowboard to learn on.

The ideal rider profile

This is the perfect board beginner female riders looking for a snowboard that is super manageable on the slopes and friendly on the wallet too. If it’s going to be your first time snowboarding or if you’re still fairly new to the sport, then look no further, this is the board for you. It’s an all mountain rocker profile snowboard that’s made for easy and fast progression due to its forgiving design.

Why do we like this snowboard

The Lectra is a no frills snowboard with great graphics and designed for one purpose in mind – to help beginners progress with as much ease as possible. The lifted nose and tail that comes with its directional shape provides extra float for light powder and its soft flex gives you pressability and forgiveness in any terrain. This snowboard allows you to have the most playful yet stable ride for easy progression and all-mountain fun.

Summary

  • Budget friendly
  • Progression friendly
  • All Mountain Rocker Profile

Flex rating
3/10
Mounting system
4 x 2
Size Run:
138, 142, 146, 149, 152

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