Roxy Snowboards 2011-2012

23 Feb, 2011

Don’t let looks deceive you when it comes to Roxy Snowboards, they ride more badass than they look.  Handbuilt in the US at Mervin Manufacturing (who also does Lib and GNU), these boards are created and designed by women for women riders.  They  continue to focus on the environmental efforts that Mervin stands behind which you can see in the bio-plastic topsheets and eco-conscious materials.  Roxy makes boards for women ranging from beginning riders to the advanced riders.

For 2012, Roxy continues to offer C2 BTX on the more advanced aggressive boards, BTX on the more playful boards and Banana on the beginner boards to make the learning curve easier.

Roxy Eminence C2 BTX

A featherweight freestyle force.  True twin, aggressive freestyle, columbian gold core, bio plastic beans topsheet, sintered 9900 base, 5 SW sidewalls, vectran fiber, Flex=5

Sizes:  143, 146, 149, 152, 155

Roxy Envi C2 BTX

All-mountain awesome and naturally delicious.  Directional twin, all mountain freeride, full envi core, bio plastic beans, sintered 9900 base, 5 SW sidewalls, light biaxial topglass with bamboo to reduce overall glass usage.  Flex=5.5

Sizes:  147, 153, 156

Roxy Ollie Pop C2 BTX

Style meets shred-ready substance.  Harmonic twin shape, O-pop shape, playful park freestyle, envi alloy core, TNT base, Bio plastic beans topsheet, 5 SW sidewalls, Quasi-isotropic fiberglass, flex=4.5

Sizes:  141, 145, 148, 151, 154

Roxy Ally BTX

The smooth operator.  Directional twin (for the progressing all mountain freestyler), light alloy core, TNT base, 5 SW sidewalls, Biaxial fiberglass, banana traction (BTX), made in the USA.  Flex=4

Sizes:  139, 143, 147, 151LN, 155LN

Roxy Silhouette Banana

Easy rider.  True twin, all mountain intermediate or casual experienced.  Precision alloy core, CX 2500 base, 5 SW sidewalls, biaxial fibers, banana (without magnetraction) flex=3.

Sizes:  141, 146, 151

Roxy Sugar Banana

One sweet ride.  Twin, all-mountain beginner shape, precision stock core, CX 2500 base, 5 SW sidewalls, biaxial fibers, banana (without magnetraction), flex=2.

Sizes:  142, 147, 152

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  1. andrew
    February 24, 2011

    That ollie pop looks pretty good i think.

  2. bree
    May 12, 2011

    Can i buy the black and pink Roxy Sugar Banana board are they out yet in australia?

  3. May 13, 2011

    Bree, these boards won’t be out in the US till late summer/fall so not sure when they’ll be in Australia but I’d ask your local snowboard shop that carries Roxy.

  4. papie
    August 28, 2011

    Hello, Is the board Eminence with “Banana” ? For this board, I saw on a website “double rocker” traction, is it a sort of “banana” traction or is it different ?
    Thanks !

  5. August 28, 2011

    Papie, the Eminence is a C2 BTX so it’s a mix of camber and banana technology.

    Here’s the whole tech website about the different styles they have and what it means.

  6. Nino
    October 13, 2011

    hi Shay,

    Thanks for your reviews. I’m gonna buy the Roxy 2012 Eminence board. What bindings would you recommend for this board?? I’m thinking of the Roxy Bright Edition Team Bindings, Union Trilogy or Union Flite?? I’m basically an all mountain rider but still want to do some tricks in the park…. that’s why I choose a c2BTX board. Thanks a lot!!!

  7. October 13, 2011

    Nino, No problem! Sweet on the new eminence board! What’s your boot size?

    Flite’s are men’s bindings so unless you have a bigger boot size, trilogy’s or milans would be great choices or the roxy bindings. But yeah what’s your boot size?

  8. Nino
    October 14, 2011

    my boots size is 6.5….. just happen to be in between union’s M and L…. I thought I saw Lady’s flite bindings? And I didn’t see many reviews about Roxy’s bindings…. or I think the Roxy one fits the board best in terms of matching colors!

  9. Jenn
    November 09, 2011

    Hi Shay,

    Love, love, love your site. I check it religiously! Could you offer insight on choosing either the eminence or the Ollie pop? I’m torn because the specs seem so similar. I’m an intermediate rider, all mountain and park, and I’m really looking to advance my park skills this year. That said, what I really love is on-trail tricks, not pure park. The c2btx combination seems awesome (i currently ride the 09 envi with btx and mtx). Any wisdom you can shed? (even outside of the two boards I mentioned? I was looking at the Rome LoFi Rocker…)

  10. November 09, 2011

    Nino, Yep you are right on the Flite’s forgot about them! I tried the Roxy Rock-It bindings this year and definitely offered the easy access in/out.

    Jenn, Thanks! Eminence is a better constructed board, tad stiffer but with a bit higher quality materials than the ollie pop. I think either choice would be fine for your riding and something softer than your envi. Lofi rocker would be a good choice as well.

  11. Victoria
    November 13, 2011

    Hi Shay,
    I’ve been researching boards to buy this season (with a lot of help from your site!) and I’ve settled on a Roxy Ally as I want something fun but suitable for all-mountain and riding powder in Whistler and a bit of park fun at the end of the season.
    The only think left to decide is the length. I am definitely more of an all-mountain freestyle rider than a park girl. I weigh 119lbs and have been used to riding a 145 and a 146 board so far but my choice for the Ally is a 143 (shorter than I’m used to) and a 147 (longer than I’m used to). Although the difference isn’t huge I need to pick one of the other. I know longer is best for powder and shorter is best for park but will the 143 still be good in powder? Will the 147 be a bit more unmanageble when I’m trying spins? I’m getting lots of comficting advice.
    What would Shay do?

  12. November 13, 2011

    Victoria, Sweet on researching gear for this winter! The 143 might be too short for powder and your weight, I think you’ll find the 147 suitable enough and very similar to your 146 board. I’d go with the bigger 147 since the majority of the season will be all mountain/powder riding versus park.

  13. Chrissy
    December 01, 2011

    Hi Shay! Question– I’m researching boards and deciding between the Feelgood Flying V (144 or 140) and the Roxy Eminence (143). I am an advanced rider, hit up some park and all mountain. I wish GNU made smaller boards bc I do think the construction is key in GNU and Lib Tech. That being said I’ve owned the Lipstick (08/09 model- with the V rocker) and that worked for me, too– just too large at 149 as well as a Feelgood (08) at 140cm. I am 5;1″ and 100lbs. and would like to get something around 140-144. I prefer a longer board, but I want some pop in the park, being so light it’s hard to work with a longer board in that aspect. I have the Burton est Scribe bindings so it might be an easier transition to the Feelgood Flying V, but again the Roxy Eminence has the Magnatraction– is that all it’s cracked up to be? Will it be very similar to the Feelgood Flying V? I’m stuck between two very great boards! Then the final question is– what size? 140 or 144 for Burton and of course there’s only the 143 for Roxy.


  14. Liz
    December 03, 2011

    @Chrissy, Roxy is made by the same company as Lib and GNU (Mervin) so the magnetraction on roxy’s boards is the same tech you see from lib and gnu. As it stands, its the leading terrain gripping tech on boards right now, the only real competitor being never summer’s vario grip, which is good but not great. If you ride hard-pack snow or ice, I would definetly try out the magnetraction.

  15. December 03, 2011


    Liz has a good point on Roxy/GNU. Both are great quality and the same technology so even with the Roxy eminence, you have a solid choice. Definitely the Roxy emininence will have better edgehold on ice since it has more contact points than the Burton Feelgood flying V. The feelgood is a bit more all mountain while the eminence is a bit more playful, similar to your lipstick but it can handle the mountain just fine. Definitely both are great options so either way you have a good stick to choose from. For sizing, I think either the 144 Burton or 143 Roxy. You don’t want to size down too much since you ride the mountain and park. It’ll be much easier than your 149 Lipstick.

  16. Sydney
    December 05, 2011

    Hey Shay, How does the Eminence compare to the rome lo-fi rocker or the Ride OMG, i’m looking for something playful for the pistes (butters, jumps etc) but also that i could take into powder, so nothing too stiff. i’m getting conflicting reviews on the OMG and eminence.

  17. Amanda
    December 07, 2011

    Shay, I’m deciding between the Roxy Ally 151 and the Roxy Ollie Pop 151. The Ally has a waist of 25.1 and the Ollie Pop 24.2. I wear a size 9 boot and I’m worried the Ollie Pop will be too narrow. But the Ally seems too wide. Thoughts??

  18. December 13, 2011

    Sydney, good question. I haven’t ridden the lo-fi or omg so it’s hard to know for sure. My guess is the eminence is stiffer than those two and more all mtn handling.

    Amanda, the ally does seem pretty wide and more than you need. Remember the ww is the narrowest point of the board so by the time you have your bindings on, it’s wider than 24.2. I’d say the ollie pop over the ally.

  19. Amanda
    December 14, 2011

    Shay, thanks for the advice. I ended up going with the Ollie Pop 151 and it should arrive in the next couple of days. I’m super excited!

  20. Michelle
    December 22, 2011

    Hey Shay
    I’m 5’2 135 lbs and an intermediate rider. I’m looking into either
    The arbor push or the roxy envi. I ride in heavy snow primarily
    And lots of it (Alaska). My only board I’ve owned is ltd Betty 148
    I believe. I’m not sure if the push would be too much board for me.
    And I can’t decided on what size to go with for the roxy board.
    Any input??

  21. December 27, 2011

    Amanda, Awesome congrats on the new deck!

    Michelle, both amazing boards and will be a great improvement to your LTD Betty. Both of those boards are freeriding, tad more aggressive but will push your riding to advanced and make you a better rider for those Alaska mountains. For size, I’d look at a 151-154cm depending on how much powder you plan to ride. The bigger size will handle the heavier snow as well. Between the push and envi, it’s pretty easy…decide whether you want the camber with the push or a mix of reverse camber with the envi.

  22. Sian
    January 16, 2012

    Hi I’ve been riding a Burton 152 feelgood board for years now and have had no problem but I want to change to something bait more playful. I’m looking at the Roxy Ollie pop but not sure what size. I’m 5.5 and around 130lbs… Hope you guys can help

  23. January 16, 2012

    Sian, Ollie Pop would be more playful than your Feelgood especially if your feelgood is before reverse camber. I would stick with the 151cm, still suits your size without going too small.

  24. Whitney
    January 18, 2012

    Hi Shay,

    I am looking at purchasing a Roxy board, curious about the banana technology if there are any real limitations to it. I have been snowboarding for a few years but I would not consider myself good by any means. I am 5’5″ and 130 pounds, I wear a size 9 boot. Any recommendations would help. Possibly considering the Silhouette…Or Sugar.

  25. January 19, 2012

    Whitney, sweet on purchasing a Roxy board! Limitations with the banana technology would be a lack of stability compared to a camber board but an increased playfulness and easier to ride. A roxy board with banana would be more forgiving and easier to ride. Both would be great choices to consider for progressing with.

  26. Michelle O.
    January 23, 2012

    Hi Shay, I’m glad I came across your website! Last year I bought a 151 Roxy Ally BTX and I’m not able to grasp onto this board well. I’m a little more than average all mountain rider (less park), from New England. However, I found myself always going back to my 2005 148 Salomon Radiant. I’m 5’2 about 130. Did I buy too big, should I give it another shot, or throw the towel in and try to re-sell. Ideally I was looking for an all mountain freerider, faster the better, less parks, just little jumps here and there. Should I tough it out?

  27. January 23, 2012

    Michelle, awesome stoked you found the site! It sounds like the board might be too easy for you and your other board offers more stability for your riding. If it doesn’t feel right, it doesn’t feel right. Don’t force yourself to ride a board that you don’t want to ride if that makes sense. I’d suggest keep riding your radiant, sell the ally and get onto a board at a demo day this season. Start looking at what demo boards are available through demo days or local shops and try out a board before you buy to know what you like under your feet.

  28. Liz
    January 30, 2012


    So, I have been riding a 2008/2009 Feelgood ES 150, which has been lovely, but has become a bit boring.. Therefore, I have decided to keep an eye out for something more playful. I was determined to get another Burton since mine has been so good, however it seems to me that none of the ones on the market would really be an improvement to the problems I have with the feelgood – extremely difficult to go from edge to edge and I wouldn’t praise it on edge hold either.

    So someone kindly pointed me towards the direction of the Eminence. Would you be able to give me any info on the magnetraction technology? I am slightly hesitant in getting a board that has it as it seems it might be yet another one of those crazes that pass.. Secondly, if I were to get the Eminence, should it be 143 or 146 – how much of a difference would that make? Or should I just maybe wait for next season, since this one is half way through anyway..

    As background.. I am 5’2, 127lbs (58kg), boot size 6.5 (37). I like speed, but lately I have also been sneaking a peek at the park now and then and find myself liking it.

  29. Debs
    February 27, 2012

    I was lucky enough to find a brand new roxy 151 board at a thrift store
    Don’t know much about the name or year it was made.
    I’m 5′ 6 112 pounds should I ride this thing?
    Also can I wear other boots with this board say burton boots?

  30. March 06, 2012

    Liz, playful is always more fun sometimes. You could look at the Burton Lipstick in the flat version, that’s a pretty fun board without losing too much stability or edgehold. Mervin who makes Lib Tech, GNU and Roxy snowboards do a great job with MTX. It’s basically more contact points on the edges of the board so you have better grip to the snow. Eminence is built to be more freestyle specific and really capable in an icy pipe (it’s Torah’s board). For size, do the 146 for your weight. The 143 is on the smaller end and you won’t need to go that small. I’d see if you can find a good deal, then it’s worth checking it out this season. Eminence would handle for park.

    Debs, it should have the model name on the board, generally between the bindings on the side of the topsheet. If you lay it flat on the ground and there’s camber, you know it’s a couple years old. If it has btx or reverse camber, it’s newer (generally but the price point models are different). You could ride the board, it’s on the larger side for your weight but definitely capable. Yeah you can wear any boot with the board, you’ll just want to make sure they fit the bindings properly.

  31. Kay
    April 15, 2012


    I’ve been looking to get the Roxy Eminence as I’ve tried out the Ally and loved the Banana rocker but the guy in the shop recommended I get the Eminence as it’ll be a stiffer board and so will last me longer (progression wise). They also recommended that I get the 152, but I only weigh about 50kg – would this size be ok for me? He said it’ll keep the board more stable at speed and I tried the 151 Violenza and got on ok with that. I’d be grateful for any help or advice. Thanks!

    Nice website btw!

  32. Sal
    May 18, 2012

    Hi Shay,

    I just recently bought an Ally btx 143 2012 model, haven’t had a chance to take it out yet – I’m 50kg and I was hoping to find a 139 but it appears to be sold out everywhere. a 143 would reach my mouth whereas a 140 would be just touching my chin. Do you think the 143 will make a big difference?

  33. July 07, 2012

    Kay, Really depends on your riding actually. The eminence is more stiffer freestyle so it can really handle a lot of all mountain riding. It’s definitely a solid board but stiffer than the ally. For the size, the 152cm is bigger than I would recommend but depends on what you’ll be riding and if you plan to freeride vs play around in park eventually and your ability level. You don’t want to size up too much and have a board that’s too big for maneuverability. I personally think you’d be fine on the 149 without needing to go up to the 152.

    Sal, the whole mouth/nose/chin sizing chart no longer exists in snowboarding. Basically it comes down to your weight, riding style, boot size and a couple other factors…but height is one of the last of them. It’s the easy way out and not always suitable for board size. The 143 is on the lower end board size for your weight, it’ll be fine for progressing on but might be more difficult when it comes to stability later on when you develop into a more advanced rider. But get out and ride it, see how you like it!