Palmer Honeycomb Snowboard
Forget for a second that Shawn Palmer (one of the original rock stars of snowboarding to you young bucks) stamps his name on each and every Palmer board and does what he does on them. Even if this board was totally no frills, it would be one of the lightest, most capable boards in the world. Outside magazine awarded it a 2010-11 Gear of the Year award for its combination of stability, speed and float. The Nomex honeycomb core in the tip and tail is 10 times lighter than wood and consists of 99 percent air. Four tip-to-tail carbon fiber strips add power and snap. A 7200 graphite base provides a slick, fast ride.