Welcome to our new Envision Series where we’ll be bringing you the latest gear previews, with some of the most exciting new snowboard, boot, binding, outerwear and goggle products to drop for winter 2021-22. In this Envision episode, we’re taking a look at next year’s lineup from Nidecker.
The Whitelines Team usually spend the first few months of each year frantically running around trade shows, chatting to brands and getting out for some turns with next seasons gear. Unfortunately, with most of Europe still in lockdown and on-snow demos relegated to the ether we decided instead to bring the trade show vibes directly to you with our new Envision Series, giving you a sneak peek of what to expect from some of our favourite brands for next season.
A big story from Nidecker next season is the launch of their new Instinct Series, a collection of equipment that has its roots firmly in nature. Years in the making, it’s been developed using a practice called biomimicry, a concept which emulates strategies and systems in nature for solving human problems. They’ve looked at the outside world and taken pointers from the most insane innovation in history.
“They’ve taken problems and questions that are relevant and specific to snowboarding and looked for answers and solutions that have been millennia in the making”
It marks a shift in the paradigms of Nidecker’s snowboard design, taking it right back to the drawing board and pulling inspiration from the natural world. They’ve taken problems and questions that are relevant and specific to snowboarding and looked for answers and solutions that have been millennia in the making. We’re seeing a bit of a step away from traditional Nidecker graphics with this new Instinct Series, as well as a wealth of new tech and innovation.
Check out our product preview on the new Nidecker snowboard gear for 2021/22 below, as well as our interview with Thierry Kunz (Shaper, Brand Manager) & Samuel McMahon (Filmer).