Roxy Snowboards 2018
With years in the women's snowboarding game, Roxy Snowboards has yet to let us down. We break down their top models for winter 2018.
Holding it down just for the ladies, Roxy Snowboards has been specializing in female-specific shred sticks for years and continues to do a killer job. Manufactured by Mervin MFG right there in the good ‘ole USA, the Roxy boards are built to cater to female riders and also take great pride in their dedication to environmental friendliness. From soft and playful boards that are perfect for beginners, to park specific models, to big-mountain capable hard chargers – there is a board in the line that is perfect for almost any rider. Here is a list of our personal favorites for the winter ’18 season.
Roxy Sugar Banana
Sugar and spice and all things nice are definitely a few of the ingredients in the Roxy Sugar Banana Snowboard. This flexy and forgiving ride is perfect both both beginners and any rippers who want a fun, playful, easy to ride snowboard. The BTX profile mixes a true banana rocker shape with added Magnetraction which helps to make up for some of the edge control that you can lose with traditional rocker boards – but does so without making the board too catchy which is a major win. Great for many conditions, the BTX profile also allows for great float in deeper conditions, the True Twin shape means you can fine tune your switch riding skills or simply enjoy the maneuverability of being able to ride either direction while the Radial Sidecut helps for smoother transitions into turns for seamless carves. Slightly beveled edges again reduce the catchiness for a beginner-friendly ride while the Co-Ex extruded base offer major durability and is easy to repair in case you run over some hard ground in the pre-season. Perfect for a beginner but fun for riders of all skill levels – if you are looking for an effortless ride then look no further than the Roxy Sugar Banana.
- Soft and forgiving flex
- Slightly beveled edge for reduced edge-catch
- Magnetraction for added edge hold in hard pack conditions
- Soft flex may not be ideal for big mountain / fast conditions
- More experienced riders may find the Banana shape to be too loose
To all of our ladies who enjoy playing in the terrain park – the Roxy XOXO is back for another season of showing the boys how it’s done. With direction from gold medalist Torah Bright, the XOXO is a playful, lively board that is ideal for park enthusiasts of any skill level. Whether you are barely learning to jump and spin or are a seasoned freestyle rider, the C2e rocker / camber profile will offer the perfect balance of softness thru the middle of the board while still offering solid edge hold outside of the bindings. The true twin shape will allow you to ride switch seamlessly, the medium flex is snappy and still a little forgiving and the Kind Hearted Columbian Gold Core offers a lightweight and environmentally friendly option – which makes us love this board even more. Whether you spend your whole day in the park – or view the entire mountain as your terrain park, the XOXO is the perfect board to help you fully enjoy this winter season!
- Medium flex and hybrid shape ideal for intermediate to advanced riders
- True twin shape for easy switch riding
- Blunted nose and tail for reduced swing weight
- More freestyle-forward design less ideal for big mountain riding
- First time riders may find the hybrid shape to be a little stiff
Roxy Torah Bright
For the advanced freestyle shredders who looking for a board that can handle big kickers and steep drops, the Roxy Torah Bright Pro Model is an excellent option. This aggressive, twin-shaped board can handle high speeds like a champ thanks to the medium-stiff flex and the snappy C2x hybrid profile. The C2x hybrid shape offers a shorter rocker section and longer camber sections for hard carving and a more responsive feel overall. The nose and tail kick back up slightly so yes, she can handle those pow days too. Renewable, organic bio-fibers offer vibration-dampening properties for those cold, hard pack days and the eco-sublimated topsheet offers strength – without all the nasty ingredients that are bad for the environment. For the ladies who are really sending it this winter, trust a board that’s approved by a gold medal winner when you pick up the Roxy Torah Bright Pro Model.
- Versatile, high end construction ideal for advanced riders
- True twin shape for freestyle capabilities or better maneuverability in the trees
- Eco-friendly, made in the USA construction
- Stiffer flex may be too advanced for beginners
Roxy Girls Poppy Package
When it comes time for your little lady to start ripping, set her up right with the Roxy Poppy Snowboard package. These mini-shred boards come pre-mounted with the appropriate-sized bindings so all you need to do is drop her into some boots and she’s ready to ride. Available in a slew of sizes ranging from just 90cm up to 128cm, there is a perfect sized Poppy for every little shredder out there. The board has a soft, forgiving flex making it super easy to control even for lighter weight riders while the radial sidecut helps guide them into their first turns and carves with ease. The true-twin shape gives them a no-pressure approach to figuring out if they are goofy or regular and the rocker profile helps them learn to link turns without a catchy edge. A perfect place to start your snowboarding career is with the Roxy Poppy Snowboard.
- Soft flexing, easy to ride shape
- True twin for a balanced ride
- Pre-mounted with size appropriate bindings