Chris Moran putting a board through its paces at The Selection 2018. Photo: Ed Blomfield
As much as we love riding snowboards, there are simply too many models on the market for our editorial crew to be able to try them all. That’s where the Whitelines Test Team comes in. We have scoured the contact book to recruit a small army of experienced shredders – including ex-pros, retail staff, longtime contributors and talented young groms – to help review the latest kit for our Buyer’s Guide.
“When you’re reading a gear review, it can help to know a little more about the person who tested it”
Some of these folk live full-time in the mountains; others attended one or more of the industry demo events throughout the winter; all of them share a burning passion for snowboarding and many years of mountain knowledge.
When you’re reading a gear review – especially snowboard kit – it can help to know a little more about the person who tested it. Do they enjoy the same kind of terrain as you? Are they a similar height, weight and foot size? What kind of boards do they normally ride? Riding equipment is ultimately something of a subjective purchase, so anyone dispensing advice should ideally be on your wavelength.
With this in mind, scroll down for a brief introduction to each of the riders on our team.
Chris Aitken | Hannah Bailey | Owain Bassett | Jon Bird | Kieron Black | Ed Blomfield | Mike Brindley | Danny Burrows | Tom Copsey | Dave Crozier | Hamish Duncan | Joy Dutch | Andrew Duthie | Sarah Fish | Matt Higson | Olly Lambourne | Ed Leigh | Lauren MacCallum | John Marrion | Danny McCormick | Jill McDonald | Sam McMahon | Chris Moran | Stella Pentti | Pingu | Lewis Sonvico | Chris Sturgess | Ryan Van Kesteren | John Wells | Darren Williams | Dan Wilson | Whitelines Grom Team