If variety is the spice of life, then this year’s crop of snowboards is the unholy pork vindaloo that almost killed your cockiest mate, and should technically be outlawed under the Geneva Convention. Shape-wise, you can get your hands on pretty much anything now, and new ideas are being trotted out all the time.
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Short ‘n’ stubby boards are still all the rage, with giant longboard-esque numbers making a bit of a resurgence too. All the while they vary widely in personality, so even two similarly-shaped boards can deliver wildly different rides.
“Even two similarly-shaped boards can deliver wildly different rides”
We’ve left off a few of the more established models such as the Jones Storm Chaser, YES 20/20, K2 Cool Bean and Ride War Pig, so be sure to check out our full list of snowboard reviews to catch up on some of the classics.
For now, though, here are the snowboard shapes that really stand out in 2018/19.
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