WL Tester Neil McNair. Photo: Sam McMahon
In the search for the best snowboard gear, it’s important to ask those who know. That’s why every snowboard, binding and goggle in this guide has been tested on the mountain by our Whitelines Test Team. From January right through to May, they got their hands on several hundred new products, before passing on their verdicts to help you make the most informed choice.
“Our 2017/18 Test Team is bigger and better than ever, with a collective 285 years of shred experience”
Our 2017/18 Test Team is bigger and better than ever, with a collective 285 years of shred experience. We’ve mined the worlds of snowboard media, retail, coaching and mountain guiding to gather the most authoritative group of testers around. Every one of them lives and breathes snowboarding, and knows a good thing when they ride it.
For the first time we’ve also roped in some hard-ripping groms to put the best kids’ snowboards and bindings to the test. If you’re looking to get your offspring off the skis, or are looking to upgrade their entry-level setup to something that can charge as hard as they can, here’s where to start.
Scroll down to meet our full Whitelines Test Team, and find out what makes them tick.
Jon Bird | Ed Blomfield | Mike Brindley | Tom Copsey | Joy Dutch | Andrew Duthie | Tammy Esten | Sarah Fish | John Marrion | Sam McMahon | Neil McNair | Sam Oetiker | Pinga | Pingo | Punki | Michael Read | James Stentiford | Charlotte Strachan | Darren Williams