Couloirs and Croissants – testing out in Tignes. Photo: Jordan Tiernan
s 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 riders – including ex-pros, snowboard coaches, instructors and guides, retail staff, and lifelong shredders – to help review the latest kit for our Buyer’s Guide.
Many of our team 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”
When you’re reading a gear review – especially snowboard kit – it can help to know a little more about the person who tested it. What’s their riding style like? Are they a similar height, weight and foot size? What gets them stoked on riding?
Ultimately, buying any snowboard gear is 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.
James Blogg | Jon Bird | Mike Brindley | Holly Burns | Alex Cheshire | Dave Crozier | Joy Dutch | Owain George | Will Hughes | Luke Hulme | Rhys Jones| Ed Leigh | Stephen MacLean | Corinne Mayhew | Rob McCreath | Stevo McDonald | Neil McNair | Al Nasmyth | Stella Pentti | James Sweet | Ryan Van Kesteren | Beth Wakeling | Keith Wood | Paul Wool