Roxy Eminence: Best Women’s All Mountain Snowboards
The Roxy Eminence C2 BTX snowboard is Olympic Gold Medalist Torah Bright’s signature model. It is listed as a women’s ‘aggressive freestyle’ snowboard, built for intermediate+ riders who want to tackle the whole mountain. I have been reading reviews of the Roxy Eminence and am intrigued. It was a Transworld Snowboarding top pick for many years running and well reviewed by multiple riders. This snowboard is a twin, which makes it fun for riding switch–yet it’s reported to have a lot of stability when carving up the rest of the mountain.
Because I’m 6 months pregnant, I won’t get to ride this snowboard in 2012–but I will be dreaming of this one. It sounds like a fun all-mountain snowboard closer to the freestyle side of the spectrum. If you are looking to really rip aggressive carves, you may want to consider the Roxy Envi or the Burton Fortress–both beefier women’s free-ride snowboards.
The Roxy Eminence is a good choice if you want a freestyle-focused all-mountain snowboard that is stable enough for carving the mountain. Though the specs say the snowboard is meant for intermediates, its forgiving nature suggests it could work for beginners as well. As another plus, this snowboard is built in the USA.
What size snowboard to buy?
Select the snowboard size based on your weight according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. If you are between sizes, going with the smaller size can be easier to learn on. Snowboarders can often ride more than one size of the same snowboard.