Team WL is once again out in La Clusaz at Avant Premier, the first major testing event for 2016/2017 snowboard gear. It’s a chance to peer into the future and put the latest snowboards, bindings and goggles through their paces in a fine French resort.

Just about every major brand in snowboarding is here, and the showroom is absolutely stacked with fresh goodies. Throw a rock and you’ll most likely hit something worth a look; new releases, revamped classics, weird shapes or eye-catching graphics.

There’ll be plenty more board tests running throughout the winter, so look out for one near you if any of these are to your liking. In the meantime, here’s a rundown on what to expect this autumn:

686 Snowboard Outerwear 2016-2017

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Amplid Paradigma Snowboard 2016-2017

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Amplid UNW8 Snowboard 2016-2017

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Arbor Bryan Iguchi Pro Snowboard 2016-2017

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Arbor Clovis Snowboard 2016-2017

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Bataleon The One Snowboard 2016-2017

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Bent Metal Logic Snowboard Bindings 2016-2017

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Mervin Manufacturing (home of Lib Tech and Gnu) are making a big push with their bindings this year. The Bent Metal range combines classic features like the clever forward lean block and aluminium heel cup with some cutting edge lightweight straps and highbacks.

Bent Metal Solution Snowboard Bindings 2016-2017

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Bent Metal Transfer Snowboard Bindings 2016-2017

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Burton Branch Manager Snowboard 2016-2017

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Burton Danner Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Burton Flight Attendant Snowboard 2016-2017

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Burton Lexa Women's Snowboard Bindings 2016-2017

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Burton Malavita Snowboard Bindings 2016-2017

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Burton Starstruck Women's Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Burton Talent Scout Women's Snowboard 2016-2017

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CAPiTA x Spring Break Tree Hunter Snowboard 2016-2017

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Colour Wear Snowboard Outerwear 2016-2017

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Deeluxe Choice Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Deeluxe Deemon Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Deeluxe Original Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Deeluxe Spark Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Drake DF2 Snowboard 2016-2017

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Drake Reload Snowboard Bindings 2016-2017

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Drake Super Snowboard Bindings 2016-2017

Drake-Super-Snowboard-Bindings-2016-2017-Preview-Avant-Premiere

Endeavor Guerrilla Snowboard 2016-2017

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"Sharrooooooon! I'm on a snowboard!"

FIX Magnum Bindings 2016-2017

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Flow Aero Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Flow Helios Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Flow Hylite Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Flow Tracer Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Gnu B-Nice Women's Snowboard 2016-2017

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Gnu Forest Bailey Headspace Snowboard 2016-2017

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Jones Explorer Snowboard 2016-2017

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Jones Flagship Snowboard 2016-2017

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Jones Mountain Twin Snowboard 2016-2017

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This year's ever-popular Mountain Twin features artwork by Manchester based street-turned-landscape artist RP Roberts. You can get yourself a bespoke canvas commissioned with the mountain of your choice over at rproberts.com

K2 87 Snowboard 2016-2017

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K2 Cinch Snowboard Bindings 2016-2017

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K2 Cool Bean Snowboard 2016-2017

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K2 Formula Snowboard Bindings 2016-2017

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K2 Maysis Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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K2 Party Platter Snowboard 2016-2017 & K2 Bottle Rocket Snowboard 2016-2017

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Loved the idea of the Cool Bean last year but didn't want to pay out for a quiver board? The K2 Party Platter promises to give that same short 'n' wide fun feeling to the mountain every day, rather than just those Japow-deep ones...

Lib Tech Swiss Knife Snowboard 2016-2017

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Lobster Eiki Helgason Pro Snowboard 2016-2017

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Never Summer Funslinger Snowboard 2016-2017

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Never Summer Snow Trooper Snowboard 2016-2017

NeverSummer-Snow-Trooper-Snowboard-2016-2017-Preview-Avant-Premiere

Nidecker Axis Snowboard 2016-2017

Nidecker-Axis-Snowboard-2016-2017-Preview-Avant-Premiere

Nidecker Escape Snowboard 2016-2017

Nidecker-Escape-Snowboard-2016-2017-Preview-Avant-Premiere

Nitro Diablo Snowboard 2016-2017

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Nitro Faint TLS Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Nitro Phantom Snowboard Bindings 2016-2017

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Nitro Poison Snowboard Bindings 2016-2017

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Nitro Search & Destroy Snowboard 2016-2017

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Nitro Team TLS Snowboard-Boots 2016-2017

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Nitro Venture TLS Bryan Fox Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Nitro Victoria WOmen's Snowboard 2016-2017

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Nitro Zero Snowboard Bindings 2016-2017

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Nobile Burst Snowboard 2016-2017

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Nobile Youth LOL Snowboard 2016-2017

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Northwave TF2 Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Northwave TF3 Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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NOW Brigade Snowboard Bindings 2016-2017

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NOW Drive Jeremy Jones Snowboard Bindings 2016-2017

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NOW IPO Snowboard Bindings 2016-2017

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NOW Pilot Snowboard Bindings 2016-2017

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Ride Burnout Snowboard 2016-2017

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Ride Capo Snowboard Bindings 2016-2017

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Ride Fuse Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Ride Ninety Two Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Ride Rodeo Snowboard Bindings 2016-2017

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Ride Timeless Snowboard 2016-2017

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We called it!

Rome Buckshot Snowboard 2016-2017

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Rome DOD Do Or Die Snowboard Bindings 2016-2017

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Rome Folsom Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Rome Libertine Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Rome MT Snowboard 2016-2017

Rome-MT-Snowboard-2016-2017-Preview-Avant-Premiere

Rome Targa Snowboard Bindings 2016-2017

Rome-Targa-Snowboard-Bindings-2016-2017-Preview-Avant-Premiere

Rossignol Jibsaw Snowboard 2016-2017

Rossignol-Jibsaw-Snowboard-2016-2017-Preview-Avant-Premiere

Rossignol Trickstick Snowboard 2016-2017

Rossignol-Trickstick-Snowboard-2016-2017-Preview-Avant-Premiere

Roxy XOXO Women's Snowboard 2016-2017

Roxy-XOXO-Snowboard-2016-2017-Preview-Avant-Premiere

Salomon Assassin Snowboard 2016-2017

Salomon-Assassin-Snowboard-2016-2017-Preview-Avant-Premiere

Salomon HiFi Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

Salomon-HiFi-Snowboard-Boots-2016-2017-Preview-Avant-Premiere

Salomon Hologram Snowboard Bindings 2016-2017

Salomon-Hologram-Snowboard-Bindings-2016-2017-Preview-Avant-Premiere

Salomon Rumble Fish Snowboard 2016-2017

Salomon-Rumble-Fish-Snowboard-2016-2017-Preview-Avant-Premiere

Salomon Ultimate Ride Snowboard 2016-2017

Salomon-Ultimate-Ride-Snowboard-2016-2017-Preview-Avant-Premiere

Slash Spectrum Snowboard 2016-2017

Slash-Spectrum-Snowboard-2016-2017-Preview-Avant-Premiere

Smith Goggles & Helmets 2016-2017

Smith-Goggles-Helmets-2016-2017-Preview-Avant-Premiere

Stepchild Steazy Rider Snowboard 2016-2017

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Switchback Snowboard Bindings 2016-2017

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Switchback Eiki Helgason Snowboard Bindings 2016-2017

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Thirty Two Jeremy Jones Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Thirty Two PAS Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Thirty Two Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

ThirtyTwo-Snowboard-Boots-2016-2017-Preview-Avant-Premiere

Thirty Two TM-Two Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Thirty Two Womens Boa Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Thirty Two Womens Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Union Ultra FC Snowboard Bindings 2016-2017

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Vans Aura Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Vans Ferra Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Vans Infuse Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Vans Sequal Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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Vans V66 Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

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One of Vans' most popular boots gets a makeover to make it even sexier. Treat yer feet right!

Verdana DJ VIII Snowboard 2016-2017

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Verdana Marley's Tropical Storm Snowboard 2016-2017

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Volcom Stave Women's Snowboard Jacket & Volcom Battle Women's Leather Snowboard Pants 2016-2017

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Volcom Bryan Iguchi Snowboard Outerwear 2016-2017

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Volcom-Bryan-Iguchi-Snowboard-Gilet-2016-2017-Preview-Avant-Premiere

Bryan Iguchi's pro model jacket for next year comes with this gilet that, as well as adding a little extra warmth and style, stashes a lightweight shovel and probe. Never have the "do I pack a pack?" dilemma again - you're already wearing it!

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Volcom Terje Haakonsen Hiking Boots 2016-2017

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Volcom Snowboard Outerwear 2016-2017

Volcom-White-Snowboard-Outerwear-2016-2017-Preview-Avant-Premiere

Volcom x B4BC Collab Women's Snowboard Outerwear 2016-2017

Volcom-Womens-Snowboard-Outerwear-2016-2017-Preview-Avant-Premiere

Volkl Pace Snowboard 2016-2017

Volkl-Pace-Snowboard-2016-2017-Preview-Avant-Premiere

Volkl XBreed Snowboard 2016-2017

Volkl-XBreed-Snowboard-2016-2017-Preview-Avant-Premiere

West AMKA Snowboard 2016-2017

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West La Hache Snowboard 2016-2017

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YES 20/20 Snowboard 2016-2017

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YES Basic 2016-2017

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