Full-sized tech for pint-sized rippers.
GNU comes correct with a legit freestyle board for little dudes; the Danny Kass Mini BTX Snowboard. Banana Tech's rocker profile offers a forgiving feel that makes it nearly impossible to catch your edge at the contact points, which means it's easier than ever for your kid to progress—whether he's still learning to link turns or threatening to show you up on the jump line.
- BTX rocker profile lifts your contact points up off the snow for easier butters and presses, better pow float, and fewer edge catches
- Twin shape for equal radness both regular and switch
- Magne-Traction serrated edges add contact points to improve edge hold in firm snow
- A.5 wood core is sustainably farmed in the Pacific Northwest
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Expensive but good
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This board is on a higher end of kids boards price wise. However, for sizes under about 120cm, most boards I looked at were either simpler beginners boards, or boards with very aggressive graphics targeted at teenagers or adults. Once you get at sizes 125cm and up, there's much more choice, but 125cm is still way too big for my son.
I ended up buying this one as it seemed to offer some of the tech from grown-ups boards, combined with graphics that younger kids would find attractive.
My 8-year old (this is his 3rd season snowboarding) says he likes the board better then his old Ride board, and he absolutely loves the graphics on this board too.