21/02/2014 | by Mike Brindley
White Gold started off life as a small board manufacturing project from Whistler legend Kevin Sansalone – and they’ve now been adopted as the freeride end of Bataleon’s ever popular outfit.
They specialise in creating burly rides to compliment the freestyle range of TBT snowboards – adapting the technology and using high end materials to make them work for pow, backcountry and all terrain. From previous years testing – we’ve seen that the triple base tech gives White Gold boards a super smooth transition edge to edge, making for a unique ride which-ever stick you choose.
Throughout the process that’s taken White Gold onto the mass market, there’s little doubt that they’ve maintained the feel of an exclusive board building company and there’s a lot of care that goes into these designs – from bamboo sidewalls to the naturalistic graphics, you’re left with no doubt that you’re looking at something that’s meant to be set free.
This year, with the introduction of the new Proto XIV/V - White Gold have upped their line to a breathtaking 4 boards for the 2014/2015 season. If that’s not proof that only the best get through with these guys, I’m not sure what is…