It kind of looks like the guy with the cutter got a little over excited on his way from the Machete to the Helix, but weird and wonderful shaped boards have been around a lot this season. So by the looks of things they will be about next season too.
The interesting shape will certainly help the board stand up on its edge but will it help technique-wise? Well, Ride are apparently replacing their popular DH model with the Helix, so they’re obviously putting a lot of faith in it. You’ll have to wait and see how it performs.
The middle board, the Alter Ego, looks like it will be a great powder board next year. It’s unusual Swallowtail and wide nose will keep you floating over powder whilst riding Backcountry next season.
And last but by no means least, we have the Machete GT snowboard. Again, expect to glide over pow on this one. It’s tail appears to be slimmer than the nose and the set back stance means you will have no problem Backcountry. And the hardcore graphics certainly help the board live up to its name.