11/11/2013 | by Sam Oetiker
This has to be the most ridiculous, and least thought out snowboard designs ever. Cheetah Ultra Sports’ The Whip is full of the tech you never knew you didn’t want until you saw it. Suspension, raised inserts, a go faster stripe carved through the core, seriously? This would just as well fit into 10 Horrible Snowboard Inventions…
One blog described it as ‘the Lamborghini of snowboards’ which we thought was pretty fitting. It’s the perfect illustration of why you can’t just hand over snowboard design to car manufacturers or scientists and trust that they’ll build something amazing. They don’t know which variables make a good board work, and you end up with something that looks like this.
If anyone’s actually ridden one of these we’d really love to hear from you!