Web exclusive: Reviews for this winter’s sickest boards, boots and bindings

Artec ‘Laura Hadar’ £270 / € 359.95
A rider like Laura obviously needs super pop in her signature board to get you high on jumps. At the same time this one is also very stable so you can stomp your tricks easily and ride away with a huge smile on your face.

Terrain: Freestyle
Shape: Directional Twin

Atomic ‘Fallen Angel’ £250 / € 349.95
With a bit of a wider waist, the Fallen Angel is perfect for girls who want a good all-rounder that they can also easily hit jumps with. Soft flex and good responsiveness make it really fun to ride.

Terrain: Freestyle / Park
Shape: Directional Twin

Burton ‘Lipstick’ £390 / € 450
Lipstick is a girl’s best friend (well almost) and this stick is the shred girl’s best friend. Thanks to the rocker shape, this really soft twin not only rocks the park but also cuts through powder effortlessly.

Terrain: All Mountain Freestyle
Shape: True Twin

DC ‘BFT’ £239 / € 349

This board isn’t called ‘Best Freestyle Twin’ for nothing – it’s soft and forgiving but yet with a lot of pop. The perfect choice if you just started to ride park and want to progress quickly.

Terrain: Freestyle
Shape: True Twin

Head ‘Fountain’ £300 / € 379.95

Girls who want to have fun on the slopes will love this baby. It’s easy to press, butter and ride and won’t let you down on icy slopes either.

Terrain: Freestyle
Shape: True Twin

K2 ‘Eco Pop’ £380 / € 539.95

Combining eco friendly production and reverse camber construction, K2 have produced a board that is quick from edge to edge, slices through powder like a knife but still has lots of pop and flex to rock the park. We recommend riding experience for this bad boy though.

Terrain: All Mountain
Shape: Directional Twin

Nitro ‘Runaway’ £379 / € 379.90

If you want to run away to the mountains or just slay some handrails around the corner, this stick will not disappoint you. It also has a wider stance than most girls boards, should you want to feel a bit gangster from time to time…

Terrain: All Mountain
Shape: Directional Twin

Omatic ‘Benatar’ £255 / € 349

Whoever thinks girls are all about the look of a board hasn’t met a true snow chick yet. Of course it’s nice to have great graphics, but our board of choice also has to fit our riding. If you’re looking for a poppy but smooth park board, you’re bound to have fun with the Benatar.

Terrain: All Mountain Freestyle
Shape: Directional Twin

Option ‘Vega’ £249 / € 269

Designed for girls who want to ride all conditions and progress fast, the mellow side cut and stiffer flex of the Vega gives you a solid ride on the whole mountain and won’t let you down on landings.

Terrain: All Mountain Freeride
Stiffness: Directional

Roxy ‘Ollie Pop’ £345 / € 399

One of the few girls boards with Banana Traction Technology, the Ollie Pop gives you more grip in icy pipes without being too stiff for buttering and playing around.

Terrain: Freestyle
Shape: True Twin

Salomon ‘Lily’ £280 / € 399.95

Looking for a new best friend? Get yourself a Lily. She’s always up for fun in the snow, boosts your ego by making you progress super fast, keeps stable with her rubber sidewalls and has enough pop to send you to new heights in park and pipe.

Terrain: Freestyle
Shape: True Twin

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ThirtyTwo ‘Lashed’ £170 / € 250

Can a boot be any brighter? Probably not. And probably not as well constructed than this one. It combines the brand’s years of experience with that of their pro riders.

Bonfire ‘Flame’ £140 / € 199.95

If you’re looking for a cheap yet stylish bootie to wrap your ankles in, go for the Flame. It’s comfy, supportive and very stylie thanks to snake skin and embroidery details.

Burton ‘Sapphire’ £200 / € 240

No matter how much time you spend in them, these boots won’t let you down. They’re super smooth and comfy, that’s probably why Natasza Zurek and Molly Aguirre can spend a whole season in them.

DC ‘Lotus’ £165 / € 269.95

Nearly every girl has a little shoe fetish. The classy, stylish leather look of the Lotus can almost make you forget about the great features that lie beneath the pretty surface like boa, ergonomic tongue, ankle harness and so on.

Forum ‘Format’ £189.99 / € 229.99

The Format is a good choice if you want to have a stiff boot for maxed-out support yet flexible and easy when riding park. The FGel also makes landings super soft for your footsies.

K2 ‘Affair’ £190 / € 249.95

Is there anyone out there who hasn’t experienced foot cramps and heal lift? Have an affair with these boots and you won’t get either!

Salomon ‘F22W’ £180 / € 289.95

When you get stitch on the mountain, it’s probably because you’re not breathing properly. With Salomon’s unique breathable Exhale Liner by Salomon, even if you’re holding your breath, your feet wont be! And guess what, it also helps eliminate bad smells…

Vans ‘Aura’ £180 / € 259

You can say what you like about boa lacing systems, but there’s no denying they make boots tight and snug. The boa system on the Aura makes the boot perfect for riding deep powder lines or charging full pelt.

And on the last page you’ll find the sickest BINDINGS for 2010!BINDINGS

APO ‘Team’ £175 / € 200

You’re looking for easy entry but don’t really trust those systems for all conditions? Then the Dual Entry System is the answer: strap on the regular way in steep powder fields and hop in through the rear door on flat slopes.

Burton ‘Molotov’ £210 / € 250

After years of getting smaller, highbacks are making a high comeback. In this case a winged one, which gives extra support and adds power to your turns without missing out on the softness and flexibility you need for those tweaked freestyle moves.

Flux ‘Gem’ £179.99 / € 219

This is the first and so far only women specific binding Flux have done, but with a gem like this you need no other. The solid chair highback transfers the power evenly and the comfy base and straps give you natural flex and feel.

Forum ‘Journal’ £174.99 / € 209.99

It doesn’t always have to be pink and flowery or spikes and studs, some girls also like something in between. The Journal has the design nailed as well as good flex and construction.

Head ‘Next Fay III’ £120 / € 159.95

So ahead of its time, this binding has an auto open feature, is super light and adjustable without any tools and has a convertible toe strap. Plus it’s super colourful and bright – could it be any more 2011?

Raiden ‘Lynx’ £129.99 / € 159.90

We all know that men and women come from different planets, which is why they also need different bases for their bindings. This women specific binding is 20% more flexible without loosing foothold.

Rome ‘Shift’ £100 / € 119.90

This binding makes it easy to shift from park to backcountry because it’s super light, with medium flex and highback rotation to give exactly the support you need.

SP ‘Siststarr’ £135 / € 199

Snowsistas will love this aluminium lightweight binding with fastec easy entry and asymmetric rotateable highback.

Union ‘Milan’ £159.99 / € 198

More technology doesn’t necessarily mean a better binding. This binding is simple yet still super comfy, responsive and also incredibly light.


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