Snowboard Life’s Top 25 Board Test 2000 Elan Vertigo

There are no free rides here. Our testers agree, this board takes work, but once you’ve committed, the reward is worth it.

With a deep sidecut, the Vertigo offers carvability for a rider who likes to rail. Wendy says, “Once you get it on edge, it’s awesome-but it takes a bit of thigh to get it going.”

Trick technology adds to the Vertigo’s unique riding experience. Special polyethylene plates integrated with the Vert core create a three-millimeter shock-absorbing pad at each binding location. For all you jibbers, this adds more boost going into the jump, and a smooth, solid landing. Take it from J2, “This was a good one.”