Admit it, you love the pre-season ritual of eyeing up your next snowboard purchase as much as the next person. Trawling the web for hours on end, sifting through the archives of gear reviews. You’re still holding out hope that there’s a snowboard out there that serves as the missing piece in the puzzle, transforming you from Traverse Ice to Travis Rice overnight.
But your snowboard is, in many ways, an extension of you as a person. It speaks volumes about the kind of rider and human being you are. Are you forgiving? Aggressive? A little bit volume shifted? A twin? Do you struggle to lean upright against the wall outside the Aprés Bar?
“Your snowboard is, in many ways, an extension of you as a person”
With this in mind, we’ve pulled together this list of things your choice of snowboard might say about you. If you’d prefer to know what we say about the snowboards, you’ll find reviews of all those featured and many more in our 20/21 Buyer’s Guide.
N.B. The following descriptions are the culmination of 8 pints of lager, 3 minutes of market research, and 2 hours of disjointed typing on a keyboard from an industry staffer who owns 3 of the boards listed below. Take it all with a pinch of salt. Remember, it’s snowboarding, it’s meant to be fun. And if hits a nerve, that’s probably just because it’s true…