Head Snowboards have a fine looking range for 2016, we've already got a preview of their offerings online here - but Max Thurner swung by the sofa to talk about the womens Hope snowboard. Head Snowboards have been pushing the technological boundaries of snowboard manufacturing for years, so we were super excited to get the inside scoop on the new stick.

We've got a full gallery of their 2016 range here if you want to get with Head's program.

Snowsports have been at the heart of what Head does for decades, the company started as ski company and has made the transition into the snowboarding world with great success. Head snowboards came out of the fusion between small independent brand Blax and Head, the multinational sports corporation. Staying true to the ethos of keeping it real, Head snowboards is still the original crew making core products that are suitable for riders of all ages and abilities.

Head are also involved in sharing their knowledge with retailers and snowboard schools in order to benefit the whole snowboard industry. They call it the intelligence loop where “passion from riding meets technology making a product that rides better". This combination of passion, technology and intelligence are a winning formula for Head.