K2 Parkstar ($429)
The park is where it shines. By taking the shape of the Darkstar and adding a rocker profile, this deck gives off a more fiery and forgiving ride. It brings a thicker weave of fiberglass than its freestyle relative, and its rockered tips have carbon in them-there’s all the snap you could want. If you’ve been a fan of the Darkstar, this more playful model might steal you away.
Sizes: 149, 152, 154W, 155, 157, 157W, 159, 160W, 163
“This board destroys everything, I loved it. Great presses, good flex for jumps, and it really excels in soft snow.”