Nidecker Axis Snowboard
A solid intermediate board for an impressive price, the Nidecker offers legit details without the excess. While other boards in this price range are using a cheaper, slower extruded bases, the Axis keeps things sintered with a fast, smooth 6000 sintered base. Don't flinch at the "STD CamRock"--that STD just stands for "standard," a blend of cambered middle and rockered tips that delivers all mountain versatility. How often do you get to use "$300" and Kevlar in the same sentence? The Axis' Vibra-Kevlar under your feet eats up vibration to keep you smooth and comfortable. Add in a directional shape and setback stance, and this board is great for budding freeride, powder and all mountain riders.