Whistler Snowboard Rentals

By: Affinity Sports  09-12-2011
Keywords: snowboard



Whether you live for wide-open pistes for carving, 15-meter tables, the perfect pipe or a big huge board for POW – we have the high performance snowboard for you.There are four general High Performance Snowboard types to choose from.
  1. FREERIDE High Performance Snowboards: longer in length and semi-directional. Moderate to stiff in flex. Perfect for bigger turns on groomers or soft snow conditions.
  2. FREESTYLE High Performance Snowboards: shorter in length and semi-directional or twin-tip shape. Moderate to soft flex. Deeper side cut for quicker and tighter turning. Perfect for pipe or park. Great for jumps, rails, boxes and tables.
  3. PARK/JIB High Performance Snowboards: flexible and short. Twin shape with twin flex for switch riding. Wider stance.
  4. ALL-MOUNTAIN High Performance Snowboards: a hybrid between Free ride and Freestyle boards. Do everything board, directional in shape, moderate in flex for various types of terrain.

Choose from Nitro, Ride, Never Summer, Option, and Prior High Performance Snowboards. You can switch boards at no charge and we store overnight for free!

Best Snowboard For Conditions
Let our staff help you select the best snowboard for the conditions and your ability. It is a good idea to Rent Now and save money but wait until you arrive in Whistler and check out the snow conditions before selecting which snowboard to rent. Of course, our staff will explain the difference between your favorite models and you can exchange your equipment as often as you would like.

K2 - Darkstar - Freeride
A tried and true backbone of the Progression Series, the 2010-11 K2 Darkstar snowboard continues its reign as one of the top favorites for freestyle riders in the line, winning the 2010 Transworld Snowboarding Good Wood award. The true twin, Hyper Progressive construction that has also won numerous Good Wood awards in the past is now coupled with FLATLINE Technology at the team’s request for this season. Progressive, proven, powerful… Darkstar remains.KEY: Sizes with W indicates wide board.
Sizes
155 cm
157 cm
159 cm
160w cm
163w cm

K2 - Gyrator - Freeride
Rocker started here. Made for powder float and quick turns in the trees. The 2011-2012 K2 Gyrator Snowboard continues the tradition with added features like Carbon Web II for even more pop and lively feel in the deep stuff.

K2 - Parkstar - Freestyle
Last season, the K2 Parkstar™ took Rookie of the Year honors, winning over camp kids, seasoned pros and magazine testers straight off the rack. This year the 2010-11 K2 Parkstar flexes a little more muscle, emerging as a fun, press-ready ride with screaming base swaps, a chaos topsheet and the forgiving JIB ROCKER feel that made it famous. Unmatched maneuverability and something loosely defined as ‘buttery goodness’ back the Parkstar’s game.

K2 - Parkstar - Freestyle
Back again with the Jib Rocker™ freestyle feel and pop. New for 2011 the addition of Carbon web bringing super pop while the Hybritaper makes it light and quick. The 2011-2012 K2 Parkstar Snowboard is the foundation of K2 freestyle. Jib Rocker is a versatile twin Rocker built to dominate the park. Just enough rise in the tip and tail to create a loose, buttery feel on all types of terrain. Contact points stay well off the snow until engaged – eliminating edge hook while maintaining fun pop.KEY: Sizes with W indicates wide board.
Sizes
152 cm
154 cm
154w cm
155 cm
157 cm
159 cm
160 cm
160w cm

K2 - Va Va Voom - Freestyle - Womens
The 2011-2012 Va Va Voom Snowboard is the freestyle dream machine created by Leanne Pelosi and the rest of the K2 Women’s Alliance™. With the Rhythm core, Jib Rocker Baseline and a soft playful flex, the VVV makes the whole mountain your park to play in. Jib Rocker is a versatile twin Rocker built to dominate the park. Just enough rise in the tip and tail to create a loose, buttery feel on all types of terrain. Contact points stay well off the snow until engaged – eliminating edge hook while maintaining fun pop.
Sizes
135 cm
139 cm
143 cm
148 cm
152 cm

K2 - Eco Pop - Freeride - Womens
Taking home every industry award it was entered into in 2010 the 2011-2012 Eco Pop Snowboard continues to build momentum. Loaded with Harshmellow™ tech and lighter than you can believe, its easy turn ability and fast and free feel are all a girl needs to max out the mountain fun.

K2 - Turbo Dream - Freeride
Enter the 2011-2012 K2 Turbo Dream Snowboard world of snow covered magic and progression. Harshmellow™ pillows and Carbon Webs of trampoline pop. The mountain is yours to play and pounce until the sunsets and you awake to sleep in the real world so you can do it all again tomorrow. KEY: Sizes with W indicates wide board.
Sizes
157w cm
160w cm
164 cm

Nitro - Team - Freestyle
The Team series is the foundation of the Nitro board line. The goal was to build a lightweight, all around freestyle board. The Powercore gives the board great snap for ollies and stability for choppy landings. The Dual Degressive sidecut makes it easy to spin off jumps and prevents hooking in landings. It has a directional shape that comes in both standard and wide. New for this season is the Sintered Speed Formula base, to make sure you’re not going to get caught if you’re ducking ropes.KEY: Sizes with W indicates wide board.
Sizes
162 cm
165w cm
168w cm
172 cm
176 cm

Nitro - Team GW - Freestyle
The Team series is the foundation of the Nitro board line. The goal was to build a lightweight, all around freestyle board at reasonable cost, but to make sure it will out-perform anything else on the market. The Powercore gives the board great snap for ollies and stability for choppy landings. The Dual Degressive sidecut makes it easy to spin off jumps and prevents hooking in landings. It has a directional shape that comes in both standard and wide. New for this season is the Sintered Speed Formula base, to make sure you’re not going to get caught if you’re ducking ropes.KEY: Sizes with W indicates wide board.
Sizes
157w cm
159w cm
162w cm

Nitro - Magnum - Freeride
Setting the bar for others to follow, the Magnum is the ultimate wide board out there, and it is Nitro's longest running model. The Magnum provides the freedom to turn at high speeds without compromising edge to edge feel. A Progressive Sidecut blends different turning radii together and eases you into turns as well as provide accelerateration out of turns.

Nitro - Runaway - Freeride - Womens
The Runaway is built for the female rider that is a park slayer. The Powercore II for strength and pop, combined with Bi-Lite laminates make it light and forgiving. The twin shape and urban flex make this board a perfect fit for any female that wants to get technical, yet still keep it fun. Our Gullwing camber places the camber under the foot for stability towards the tip and tail and reverse camber between the bindings to relieve pressure on the contact points. It will amp up your confidence when learning new tricks this season.KEY: Sizes with W indicates wide board.
Sizes
162 cm
165w cm
168w cm
172 cm
176 cm

Ride - Machete - Freeride
The award-winning Machete snowboard features Ride’s LowRize™ rocker shape eliminating hook without sacrificing pop. Cutting through the competition, this go anywhere freestyle snowboard combines our new Pop Rods for an extra dose of pop, with 85A Slimewalls and Cleave Edge™ for a smooth twin built to last. Find out why the Machete made Snowboarder Magazines first place in Best of Test! KEY: Sizes with W indicates wide board.
Sizes
152 cm
155 cm
158 cm
161w cm
164w cm

Ride - Antic - Freeride
Delivering versatility for anywhere your day may take you, the new Ride Antic is the epitome of all around performance. 90A Slimewalls and Carbon Array 3™ will take you from the peak to the park, with a responsive Ride that won’t let you down.

Ride - DH - Freeride
Award-winning performance and tech have always been the hallmark of this standard in freestyle Rides. Maintaining the Ride DH you’ve come to know and love, we have taken it to the next level with our latest technology, Pop Stixs™ to give you the same perfect flex, but with added ollie pop. Continuing to be a favorite of Nico Droz, this deck is sure to stoke out the park/jib guy and launch riders to the next level of mobility.
Sizes
151 cm
153 cm
155 cm
157 cm

Drake - DF2 - Freestyle
Extreme freestyle power with all around maneuverability and full edge to edge control. The new DF2 with Smiley camber features a premium poplar woodcore to decrease weight, but allow precise response that gives you pop. Comes with pre-tuned edges for street and rails. A true freestyle stick to enhance mountain to park playfulness.

Drake - DFL - Freestyle - Womens
Slash the whole mountain with top speed and power. All-terrain, freestyle, high performance for the advanced rider who's looking for perfect control and enhanced playfulness all at the same time. Kevlar reinforcement on bottom to decrease weight and dramatically absorb vibration, while providing the perfect amount of torsional flex for super smooth transition and stomping heavy landings. New gumwalls technology on sidewalls offers great cushioning in every condition, from pow runs to rail sessions.

Prior - Khyber - Freeride
The Khyber, Prior’s legendary powder and tree board, has a wide nose, generous sidecut, and 20-25mm of taper; these features provide excellent float and maneuverability in powder conditions and trees. Amazingly, the Khyber still performs on hard pack, groomers and variable snow pack. The Khyber is an all mountain ride and makes riding tight trees and critical sections easier than you've ever dreamed possible.The Khyber is named after an off-piste area on Whistler Mountain that is legendary for its treed powder stashes. There is a great view of the Khyber region from the Prior factory - on a good day we can ride the Khyber trees almost into the factory door.Best for - tight trees, powder, gladed runs, pillow lines, chutes, backcountry. Also performs on groomers and all on-piste terrain.Rider type – Riders of all abilities who want to maximize their powder pleasure while minimizing back leg burn with a quick-turning, surfy ride. The Khyber can and is often used as a one board quiver in areas that get plenty of snow (like Whistler!).
Sizes
150 cm
156 cm
160 cm
165 cm

Prior - MFR - Freeride
The MFR, Prior’s big mountain directional freeride board, provides incomparable edge hold and fall line speed. Stiff and stable chassis with moderately long sidecut and minimal taper, the MFR is a freeriding machine that performs in the worst crud, floats in the sweetest powder and provides post turn energy to spare. Best for – Freeriding – big lines, speed, steeps, powder, groom, ice, crud, air, variable snowpack.Rider type – Novice to advanced riders who ride on their strong side 75% of the time or more and seldom enter the park and pipe – the MFR is an all mountain gun. The rider’s list includes soul riders, big mountain menaces, soft boot carvers, cruisers and speed demons. It’s great for any rider looking for stability at speed from the top to the bottom of the mountain. The MFR is the men’s big mountain board.

Prior - AMF - Freeride
The AMF, Prior’s All Mountain Freestyle, is a one board quiver that kills it absolutely everywhere. With a freestyle shape and a freeride flex, the AMF has the stiffness for variable terrain and speed while the true twin shape offers the versatility to spin, ride switch and soar in any direction. It also has a relatively deep sidecut for added agility in the trees and chutes or ripping park and pipe.Best for – all mountain switch riding, groomers, trees, butters, airs and big kickers, jumps, drops.Rider type – The rider who wants either all-mountain performance or freestyle maneuverability….or both. Go big, spin and ride switch, hit the pipe or simple rail groomers and rip powder – The AMF has the versatility to excel everywhere. The AMF is the big mountain freestyler’s board.
Sizes
153 cm
156 cm
159 cm
162 cm

Prior - Brandywine - Freeride - Womens
The Brandywine, Prior's high performance, all mountain board for women, draws a smooth, stable and fast line through all snow conditions. With a narrower waist and softer flex than the Mens Freeride, the Brandywine allows women to drive the board harder and maximize energy transfer for the best ride possible.This sweet ride is named after a well-known, horseshoe shaped waterfall located within 10 minutes from the Prior factory. We like the falls..we also like Brandy and Wine!Best for – Speed, groomers, trees, powder, crud, trails and airs.Rider type – The confident, capable woman who wants to kill it all over the mountain and keep up with the boys. It’s great for big mountain riders, weekend warriors, and aggressive girls. It’s also great for lighter men with small feet. The Brandywine is the all-ladies, all-mountain, all-ride board.

Prior - Powstick - Freeride
The Pow-stick, Prior’s swallowtail, is the undisputed king of big mountain directional powder boards. The behavior and performance of this rocket ship is the result of years of research and development and can be attributed to the nose shape/profile that allows for effortless floatation and the swallowtail that allows for a more natural stance in the powder without the dreaded back leg burn. Away from the powder the Pow-stick provides amazing edge hold and ride on the groomers…and gets many looks in the lift line. The Prior Pow-Stick is in a class of its own, it has set the standard by which all big mountain powder boards strive to attain.Best for - open bowl and glades..the deeper the better.Rider type - Directional riders who have a fetish for untracked, open bowl powder. The Pow-stick is ‘king of pow!

Prior - AMF - Freeride
The Prior shop crew, and in particular Jared Decoste, collaborated with Chris Prior to bring the Prior AMF to a new level of performance and design. The result is a progressive, directional twin shape that delivers an outstanding ride in all conditions. Powder, park, pipe, you name it the '09 AMF is the most versatile board in the Prior lineup. If you want one board for everything, the AMF is it.
Sizes
153 cm
156 cm
159 cm
162 cm

Prior - MFR - Freeride
The Prior MFR is the longest standing board concept in our line because it's a work horse dishing out incomparable edge hold and fall line speed. Stiff and stable, the MFR is a freeriding machine that performs in the worst crud and floats in the sweetest pow.KEY: Sizes with W indicates wide board.
Sizes
162 cm
165w cm
168w cm
172 cm
176 cm

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