- Price: £300
- Sizes: 152, 155
- Width: Normal
- Flex: 5
They say: Chewing gum with rebound!
We say: With a rocker profile helps in pow and a flex that’s still soft enough to butter on the piste, this is a truly go-anywhere board. The rocker means it’s not as stable as some, but that makes it more lively.
Tester says: Super poppy and loose. A fun board for the whole mountain.
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- Building boards since: 2010
- HQ: Manchester, UK
- History lesson: As well as being the youngest brand on this list, Contraband are also the only one to be based in the UK. The long-term dream of two UK riders, Contraband has its roots firmly implanted in the dryslopes and domes around Manchester. Their bases are covered in the words ‘Keep the Faith’, and their catalogue features quotes from the Stone fookin’ Roses. Tells you everything you need to know really.
- Ridden by: No nonsense northerners who like a good shred and a pint of Boddingtons in between shifts down t’ pit. And anyone who’s properly proud of our incredible UK-based scene, and wants to show it.