The Atomic PIQ snowboards
were initially designed for rental programs. I know you might have heard us say that you should avoid rentals, and you should. But the reason is because when you rent a board, it’s been used who knows how many times, and each time you rent, you’re likely getting a different board. These kinds of inconsistencies can make it very difficult to learn. Buying a brand new board that was originally intended to be a rental though, can be one of the best choices you could make for a beginner snowboarder.
First and foremost, the Atomic PIQ snowboard
was made to be durable, and withstand the abuse of being a rental board. One of the first things you’ll notice about this board is that the top sheet is textured, which helps avoid scratching and chipping. Additionally, the board comes with tip and tail protectors that prevent damage when your board runs into things like trees, stumps, or lodges.
Beyond the durability factor, the Atomic PIQ
also includes features that make learning how to snowboard super easy. For instance, Atomic gave these boards a 3 degree bevel which makes gliding easier, and catching your edges harder. Additionally, these Atomic PIQ snowboards have Atomic’s Pop Rocker East Turn, meaning the tip and tail of the boards are elevated just enough to avoid catching your tip and tail. That right there is a huge benefit, as one of the biggest turn-offs from snowboarding is the amount of times you catch an edge while learning.
To round these boards off, Atomic decided to do something counter intuitive and give them a flex rating of 4. This means these boards are slightly stiffer than the softest flex they offer, but by no means are they stiff boards. The reason why these boards have a somewhat stiff flex, is to allow the snowboarder to progress beyond a true beginner stage without having to upgrade equipment. And don’t worry, thanks to the Pop Rocker ET, these boards are so easy to turn that you don’t need to worry about not having the softest board.
Currently, we have a full run of Atomic PIQ Snowboards
available in Junior
,. Check out the complete sizing info below: