A quick survey of the world’s top pros reveals one undeniable truth; snowboarding is a small person’s game. There are exceptions – Mikkel Bang, Danny Wheeler – but for the most part the taller, bigger guys have a tougher job. It’s just basic physics.
This is partially down to foot size. If your toes hang over the end of your board, they will most likely drag on those deep carves. Fortunately, more and more brands make wide versions of their range, so those with big feet are well catered for.
Some boards are wider to compensate for the fact that they’re also a lot shorter than your average snowboard. We’ve not included here – head to our Best Snowboard Shapes page to get an idea of what they’re all about.
This list instead focuses on the wider versions of standard sticks. So if you want a conventional ride that works for your plus-sized hooves, you’ll find it below.
All boards are in alphabetical order. All photographs by Sami Tuoriniemi – click any image to enlarge
Production: Tom Copsey / Andrew Duthie / Arian Schlichenmayer / Sami Tuoriniemi