23/09/2011 | by tristan
The new season is rolling round faster than you can say falling leaves, and with it, your favourite snowboard magazine is returning to the shelves! This year’s first issue is the Whitelines Snowboard Buyers’ Guide 2011-12 – your bible for everything snowboard kit related. In it, we give you the lowdown on more than 500 items of snowboard related kit, with in-depth reviews of boards, boots, bindings, outerwear and more, to help you pick the right gear for you this winter. Here’s a taster of what’s inside our most comprehensive Buyers’ Guide yet!
IN DEPTH BOARD REVIEWS
Our testers have ridden and rated more than 200 boards, to give you the full lowdown on each ones’ strengths and weaknesses. We’ve divided them into simple categories to make it as easy as possible for you to find a stick to suit your riding style.
TECHNICAL TERMS EXPLAINED
We’ve stripped away the marketing bollocks and examine different profile types and shapes, explaining what the variety of options do, their advantages and dis-advantages, and how they will feel to ride. You’ll never be left wondering whether rocker is right for you again!
IN DEPTH BOOTS & BINDING REVIEWS
We’ve rated and reviewed more than 140 boots and bindings, explaining their various features and giving you a handy visual guide to finding the perfect fit for your feet and riding style.
SNOWBOARD TRENDS EXPLORED
We’ve checked out industry tradeshows all over Europe to bring you the lowdown on the latest trends in design, graphics and snowboarding style (as well as some pictures of scantily-clad women, but that’s another story!)
Next season’s outerwear has all been thoroughly scoped out, and the Buyers’ Guide brings you all the tech spec on the clothes from the best brands, as well as a bit of background to the companies themselves.
HANDY STYLE GUIDES
Not only that, we’ve even provided you with a handy guide to getting the look that you want – or what NOT to wear on the hill!
More than 250 helmets, gloves, goggles, backpacks and accessories profiled.
The essentials of avalanche kit are explained
Ride Snowboards’ chief engineer talks board building & more
You can get all this essential info for a mere £5.95 by picking up a copy of the 2011-12 Snowboard Buyers’ Guide from Smiths or any other good news agent. So what are you waiting for? After all, if you’re planning on spending £300-plus on a new board this winter, you’d be a fool not to find out about it first, wouldn’t you?