Misty-eyed nostalgia. You can’t beat it. Witness the rise of the talking head TV clip show (“It was Alright in the 70s”, “Top of the Pops 2”, etc.). Things were always better back in the day, fact. Or at least, they’re better now you don’t have to actually live there.
Snowboard kit is no different. Forget the realities of heel lift, cap construction, waterlogged jackets, shite fit, delams, welly-like support and so on, and cast your mind back to some of our favourite shred products; gone but not forgotten. Surely some of this stuff is worth a comeback?
Burton seem to think so – just this year they’ve released an updated version of their classic Viking boot from 1997, originally designed with input from Terje Haakonsen.
So, what else would we like to see return to the mountains? Read on…