Best for Advanced Riders: Burton 2014 Custom X

Here's some top-of-the-line tech in a classic camber-shaped board. Burton's super lightweight construction and "Infinite Ride" technology – basically, the board is overbuilt, then broken in – make it a little less forgiving than most newer boards, but for a classic feel, it's the best around. If you've been riding regular camber for years and have no intention of changing – it's a more responsive shape, which is why the pros like it – this is a worthy upgrade from whatever you're currently riding. [$650; burton.com]