The Lamar Cruiser is an all-mountain performance snowboard from Lamar’s bronze series. The Cruiser features a versaflex full wood core and edge link sidewall construction. The Cruiser comes in sizes 144, 149, 154, 157, 159 and 163.

The Lamar Cruiser is a good beginner to intermediate board. Advanced riders should probably avoid this board though, as it really lacks edge grip. The board also requires quite a bit of maintenance because the base is not sintered. The board can be found for ~$100 price point on ebay, which makes it a great value for beginners.


Burton Custom

Performance from the backcountry to the backyard, and everywhere in between. The Custom sits on top of the “do it all” heap and always has. With a feel rating that sits smack in the middle of the scale, the Custom is the one board nearly anyone can have a good time on. New sizes this year, so step up. Sintered Base: Holds wax, is durable, and moves right along. Lite Triax: Light weight and torsional stiffness. Carbon I-Beam: Lots of snap; stop using cheater jumps to get on handrails


What’s left to say about the Skate Banana that hasn’t been said?  and it’s still the second most popular snowboard , only just behind the mighty Burton Custom. The Skate Banana’s combination of Its loose and buttery Banana reverse camber profile and Magne-Traction edges mean that for freestylers who want a fun and forgiving snowboard that performs on an edge too it’s still one of the best snowboards out there.

Board Description:

The Original All Terrain All Conditions Quiver Killing Freestyle Banana/Magne-Traction Series! Banana Tech reverses a snowboard’s “pressure map”. With Banana Tech your weight is shifted from your feet inward to the center of your board where balance is controlled. Some weight is still transferred to the tips and tails and full contact is maintained for control and stability but far less than is the case with tip-to-tail ski camber where the tips and tails are the focus of all weight distribution, making a board catchy and difficult to ride. This “Banana Tech” snowboard specific pressure map makes turns easy to initiate, is catch-free and forgiving, floats incredible in powder, and is unreal for jibbing and poppy freestyle fun. Ride a Banana! Art by Matt French