Fortunately for the large-footed, there’s now a fantastic choice of wide snowboards from which to choose.
As well as chubbier versions of regular boards, you can also pick up a bespoke wide stick such as the CAPiTA Super Macho, Elan El Grande and Slash Nahual. Edge changes are slower with a wide model – that’s just simple physics – but it’s well worth it to avoid catching your toes every time you try to get a decent carve in.
“As well as chubbier versions of regular boards, you can also pick up a bespoke wide stick”
We’re not counting short-and-fat models like the K2 Cool Bean in this category, as their width is compensated by a reduced length and are therefore designed for regular-sized folks too (they’re still amazing, though – check out our Shape Of The Year category to see some of our favourites).
Instead, here you will find the best boards for those who want a conventional weapon in every sense, minus the drag.
All boards are in alphabetical order, other than the category winner which can be found at the end of the list.
All photographs by Sami Tuoriniemi
Production: Ed Blomfield / Mike Brindley / Andrew Duthie / Sami Tuoriniemi