Looking around the ISPO tradeshow earlier this year there was one thing we really noticed about the range of snowboards being released for the 2013/14 season: the shapes are getting weirder.
Over the past few years, we’d noticed some brands having their own little ‘bit on the side’ and messing about with experimental shapes, taper, cutouts, swallowtail, width. But this year, the sheer number of strange shapes was remarkable.
As a glance our Top 40 Snowboards of 2013-14 will show you, it’s now official: Weirdly shaped boards are no longer a niche – they are part of the mainstream.
Here are 11 of the strangest shapes we saw at ISPO this year…