Snowboarding is such an ever-evolving concept that often we find ourselves looking back at the year that was in disbelief - how on earth could all of that have happened in twelve short months?
So at the dawn of this new year, we've set ourselves the challenge of predicting a few trends and events that might, just might happen in 2015. We'll see you back here at the end of January to see how accurate we were...
Stove Pipe Hats
Snowboarding headwear is never an easy one to predict - who really could've predicted to re-emergence of the bucket/fishing hat a couple of years ago - but as the quest for newer trends pushes forwards, we have to look ever further back for the inspiration.
It only makes sense then for the stove pipe hat to make a resurgence on hills around the world. After all, Halldor has gone so far as to try and reclaim the admirals hat already. You laugh now, but this time next year you'll be rocking one too...
Swiftly on the heels of the bucket hat for the award of daftest snowboarding fashion item last year was the emergence of the jogging bottom craze for rail rats, probably originating from the East Coast of America.
Being neither warm nor waterproof there's little clue given as to why they've proven so popular with the likes of Jed Anderson and Tommy Gesme, but the next obvious step is evidently going to regress to pyjama bottoms - the more cartoon characters on each leg the better.
Every Third Thursday's $$$ Board
With Every Third Thursday's commercial success soon to surpass that of Signal Snowboards itself, it can only be assumed that after Dave Lee buys Chelsea FC as a tax break, he'll have to craft a board out of pure money to prevent him having to move to the Camyan Islands and away from snow.
With a core made out of compacted €500 notes, a top sheet of laminated Benjamins and edges made from melted down Spanish doubloons, the Signal Wall Street will inevitably break Lib Tech's record for the most expensive snowboard ever produced, just before MFM announces a return to snowboarding via the Californian-based company.
Jamie Anderson to Support Shell
After tree-hugging, earth loving, Insta-yoga-posing Jamie Anderson made the distincly non-environmentally friendly move of endorsing Jeep's latest mini-monster truck late last year, it'll surprise no one when her 'Gram account starts posting pictures of her posing on one of Shell's deep sea oil stations.
Fear not though, she'll still be rocking her trademark earth-toned outwear and flying out to POW mettings though, so any environmental credentials will still be valid. Peace.
Jeremy Jones Releases Deeper 2
Having come to the end of his trilogy of guided walking tours, someone tells Jeremy Jones that the biggest mountain on the planet is actually under water. Mauna Kea, to be precise. Donning a deep sea diving outfit he becomes the first human to surf the Earths's sea bed.
Deeper. Darker. Damper.