There’s been many a fad, craze and ‘new big thing’ in snowboarding in its short lifespan. Whether it be step-in bindings, hardboots, leashes or any of the numerous other well intended, but basically shit innovations that come from standing sideways. As a rule, most of them dissolve into the background never to be seen again unless you go to a French snowboard rental shop.
Now whilst there’s normally more than one crackpot idea floating around each season, this might actually be one to stay. Initially, snowboard shapes were updated and tweaked each season in the early days of the sport. It wasn’t until fairly recently that everyone decided that the current ‘standard’ shape was the best.
Well, after a couple of seasons of normality, the designers and engineers are giving the shape of the snowboard another crack (probably ‘caus they’d be out of jobs if they weren’t careful).
With heaps of new shapes across the brands and across the board types – we’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite shapes to give you an idea of how the shapes effect the shredabilty.