Few brands are as iconic and as widely loved as Forum. Forum snowboards was started in 1996 by pro snowboarder Peter Line and the Four Star Distribution company.
In the 1990’s and early 2000’s Forum had what is widely considered as the best snowboard team ever. The Forum 8 as they were known consisted of JP Walker, Jeremy Jones, Joni Malmi, Wille Yli-Luoma, Bjorn Leines, Devun Walsh, Chris Dufficy and Peter Line. As the worlds first uber-team they helped write the rulebook for modern freestyle snowboarding
Their first team video The Resistance was the original team video and led the way, not only it its production and style but in the standard of riding it featured. Made with the help of Mack Dawg productions, The Resistance was the first of many team videos that cemented Forums place as a global brand.
Boards like the Youngblood and the Destroyer and more recently the Scallywag have been freestyle favourites in parks across the globe and the classic Forum F logo has remained unchanged for years. In 2004 Forum was bought by Burton and recently it’s been announced that Forum will be discontinued as a brand. This came as a shock to many riders and the future of Forum remains somewhat uncertain. After the announcement that Forum was coming to an end there was a petition to get Burton to give Forum to pro rider Peter Line, but since then there’s been very little discussion about what’s going on with Forum. Has Peter been given it? Or will Forum close its doors for good? Either way, Forum has made a huge impact on snowboarding and it’ll still be a legendary brand for years to come.