Top 3 all time decks....
Your top 3 favorite you own/owned and possibly why.
Of all the boards whored/owned, these 3 got the most days..
1. 2008 Burton T6 162 - A fucking lightweight, stiff, snappy, lightning fast edge to edge rocket ship of a deck. --
2. 2011 Lib TRICE 161.5 - Fast and stable due to WW and capable anywhere including powder due to the c2 profile.
3. 2015 Capita BSOD 162 - One of the lightest board I've ever ridden ...30+ days total LY and the BSOD got the most snow time.
Honorable mention : 2016 Arbor Iguchi Pro 162 -- Love at first ride. Smooth and predictable.
Hmmm well, thats a hard one! So far it would be these three..
Burton Fish 2013 s-rocker black scales- carves the hardpack and slashes the pow so, so well.
Yes PYL 2016- haven't had heaps of time on it yet, but it is an awesome do everything deck and the tapered underbite is tech worth trying!
Yes 420- for pow the float is incredible for such a small board. Super nimble in trees and just sits on top of everything. Ok on hardpack. If it had a bit of camber it would be epic.
1. Never Summer SL 155. I think I had 4 different ones from 2008 - 2013. True quiver of one, and I progressed more on that board than any other. I'd ride one as my primary ride for most of a season, sell it and buy something new at the beginning of the next, and almost immediately sell whatever that was and go buy another SL to ride for the rest of the season.
2. Never Summer Type Two 157. Only a partial season on it so far, but despite it not being the type of board I've been gravitating toward lately, I couldn't get enough of it. Total smile factory.
3. I feel like a lot of boards could go into this slot (NS Heritage 158, Nitro Rook 156, Ripsaw 159, 2012 Fish 56), but if I'm honest about the one I really just enjoyed the hell out of and always looked forward to riding it would have to be the Directional Nug 148.
1. Dupraz D1+ This is a board that oozes high quality. As soon as you step on it you can tell it's different to the run of the mill boards out there. You haven't carved until you've carved on a Dupraz. Even in the worst snow it carves amazingly. In powder it's so stable and smooth. On the flats it just picks up speed from nothing. It's even fun in the park and in the air.
2. Lib Tech La Nina This board is perfect for me. Carving, banked slaloms, powder, even resort freestyle (sidehits etc) are all awesome with this board.
3. Lib Tech Speedodeeps. Awesome fun float in pow. Great pop. Perfectly fine in non-pow situations.
I've got a grip of new boards this year but no matter how good they are I don't think they can knock these 3 off the pedestal. I will just make a bigger pedestal!
In chronological order.
1. 2007 Burton Blunt: This was the first board I really picked out at the shop. I remember being a kid and feeling like I was buddies with the shop guys. Our little crew would always be hanging out there after school looking at the same decks over and over gain. The years riding that deck really cemented snowboarding as a passion for me More in the good memories category than anything.
2. 2008 Un...Inc 154: Picked it up years after 08 on a big discount. Super fun ride, lots of pop and the stiffest board I had been on at the time so I thought it absolutely railed turns. Also have to note how fun it is to do custom sticker jobs on the seal.
3. Capita Slush Slasher: I've thrown my .02 on this one around EL every once in a while. I think its such a fun ride. Hard to describe unless you've ridden one. It fits my riding a lot. its a play board that is way more versatile than it looks. Great for the midwest where most people are park rats and thats not totally my thing.
0. Lamar - Ranquet (Les Paul) 1993 (Honorable mention)
Just because i had my best times Snowboarding on that thing. I sold it after 2 years and always regreted it. Last year my wive bought it for me on ebay.
1. Gentemstick Giant Mantaray 159
Great in pow, great on groomers still a playful boards board for butters and just having fun on the whole mountain.
2. Springbreak Treehunter 161
Most fun Pow board i´ve ridden so far. Effortless float. Surfy slashy goodness.
3. Dupraz D1 5.5
This thing just fucking rips. so versatile so fun.
1. Capita Indoor Survival (Landed my first fs 540 on that board) 2. 56 2002 Fish (Fully opened my third eye) 3. BSOD
which era BSOD? [/quote]
2014. It became too soft for my liking now, but I am hoping my Warpspeed is like the older bsods
2011 Capita Midlife 151 - This might be nostalgia coming through, but the way this board flexed and turned due to the sidecut. Unfortunately sold mine, but there's a space reserved for it in my board rack.
2014? Capita BSOD 156 - Whatever one had the yellow skull on the base. If I had a gun to my head and could only ride ONE board for an entire season, this would be it. Park, pow, groomers, the thing slays it all over the place. Am hoping to pick up a newer model sometime soonish.
2015/16 Capita Kazu 151 - A little small for me as a pow/every day deck, but on warm, slushy days this thing is SO fun. I ride it like an upgraded, beefed up Slush Slasher. 154 is on its way, which will be more my size. Can't wait.
151 Slush slasher - fun as shit rails turns can do a full circle.
160 yes great woman - fun as well my rock board gonna ride til it's broken in half.
Springbreak sick66 but assuming tree hunter will take its place. Or the nitro pow and cannon but haven't ridden them yet.
my main goal for top 3. Is just what is fun.
1. 1997 Burton Custom 159. My first Burton and was a complete game changer for me.
2. 2007 Nitro Supra Team 160. I had a few different Supra Teams between 2002 and 2005 and they were very aggressive, but rewarding if you were on. The 07 was big departure as they mellowed it out quite a bit. Loved the shape and feel of that board.
2. 2005 Lib Tech JL Phoenix 157. Amazing board that just felt right when riding. Boobie graphics were just the cherry on top. I was so nostalgic for this board that I bought the 20th anniversary Half Cap thinking it would ride the same. Unfortunately it did not.
2015 Lib Tech Birdman 165. Can't imagine not having this in the quiver. Sad they dropped the 165 for this year.
1. 2011-13 BSOD. I have two of these (I split one). They are the lightest, most responsive, most versatile boards that I have ever ridden. They set a standard by which I judge every other board. So far, nothing else has lived up to the expectations set by these boards.
2. 2011 Charlie Slasher. Excellent float in pow while still very rideable on groomers. Best snowboard graphic I own. This one was my first Capita.
3. ??? I have ridden and owned (and do own now) a lot of other boards, but it really is the BSOD(s), the Charlie, and then everything else. I am hoping that my new 2017 BSOD joins this list, but I haven't ridden it yet. My 2008 Burton Operator, 2010 Gnu Riders Choice, 2013 Yes Basic, and 2016 Capita Supermacho are all fun to ride, but they're just not close to the same level as #1 or #2. I've ridden Burton Customs, a Custom X, a T6, a Venture Storm, a Venture Odin, a Never Summer Heritage X, a Never Summer Raptor, a Skate Banana, a TRS, and a bunch of other boards that I can't remember. The only ones that I actively disliked were the Never Summers.