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Top 10 Volume Shift Snowboards 2021

Over the last few seasons volume shift, or short and wide boards have been quickly gaining in popularity. Showing that they can now do more with less, almost every brand will have at least one option. Although some of the older models were originally designed for riding in powder, a lot of the newer ones would fit into the all-mountain…

K2 2021 Snowboards Overview

K2 have a bunch of new boards this year – the Alchemist, Manifest Team, Instrument, Dreamsicle, Spellcaster and the Niseko Pleasures. K2 Camber Profiles A lot of the “feel” of a board is determined by the profile of a board, and how much and where the camber, rocker and flat sections are. Camber gives you a springy feel, helps the…

Bataleon 2021 Snowboards Overview

A few new models for the Bataleon 2021 range – an upgraded Party Wave+, Camel Two, Thunder and the Stuntwood. Quite a few new sizes for older models, especially in the Freeride and Directional categories. The most unique and biggest selling point of Bataleon boards is the 3d base shaping they have, called 3BT (Triple Base Technology). Basically, all of…

GNU 2021 Snowboards Overview

For 2021 there are a few new models in the GNU lineup, as well as a growing amount of their boards that have the C3 profile, which I think is a great thing. On top of a few new models and shapes, it looks like the Müllair is now called the Essential Service. Overviews of other brands: Ride, Nitro, Burton, Lib Tech, Capita, Jones, Salomon, Never Summer, Korua…

Korua Shapes 2021 Snowboards Overview

Korua Shapes is one of those brands with a solid reputation, clean and simple looks and plenty of fans to tell you how much they like their boards. They are easy to spot, with the simple white topsheet, bright red base and unique shapes. If you have to give a rough and simple description of the majority of their boards,…

Salomon 2021 Snowboards Overview

This year Salomon have a few brand new models, as well as some changes to some in the regular line up. The new Dancehaul, newly shaped Ultimate Ride, No Drama, Gypsy Pro and some more HPS options. Overviews of other brands: Ride, Nitro, Burton, Lib Tech, Capita, Jones, Never Summer, Bataleon, GNU, Korua Shapes Salomon Camber Profiles Powder Camber Salomon Powder Camber A large rocker section on…

Never Summer 2021 Snowboards Overview

There have been quite a few changes in the Never Summer 2021 range, with quite a few new models, as well as some additional sizes added to some of the regular models. The Proto Type II and Funslinger have been replaced with a new range of Proto boards. Overviews of other brands: Ride, Nitro, Burton, Lib Tech, Capita, Jones, Bataleon, GNU, Korua Shapes Never Summer Camber…

Ride 2021 Snowboards Overview

Not a huge amount of changes to the Ride lineup this season – they have 20 boards that cover all styles of riding. Overviews of other brands: Nitro, Burton, Lib Tech, Capita, Jones, Never Summer, Bataleon, GNU, Korua Shapes Ride Camber Profiles With 6 different profiles, it isn’t too hard to get your head around the different designs. Twin Hybrid Camber A twin shape, that has…

Nitro 2021 Snowboards Overview

A few different things in the 2021 Nitro lineup, with some changes to existing boards, as well as some completely new models – The Victoria Pro, the T3, Beauty and a redesigned Slash. Overviews of other brands: Burton, Lib Tech, Capita, Jones, Never Summer, Bataleon, GNU, Korua Shapes, Salomon Nitro Camber Profiles Burton call their camber profiles “bends” which does make a bit more sense,…

Burton 2021 Snowboards Overview

A few new models this season, all the old regulars – as well as some changes to the Kilroy boards for 2021. Overviews of other brands: Lib Tech, Capita, Jones, Never Summer, Bataleon, GNU, Korua Shapes, Salomon, Nitro Burton Camber Profiles Burton call their camber profiles “bends” which does make a bit more sense, especially as quite a lot of their models have squeezebox…

Lib Tech 2021 Snowboards Overview

All the regular boards that you would expect to see in the Lib Tech line are here, with a few older models having some nice changes. Almost all brands have been adding more regular camber options to the line, and Lib Tech have added their version (C3) to quite a few models, as well as changing some of their popular…

Capita 2021 Snowboards Overview

What’s new this year? They still use the craziest names for the features on their boards, so hopefully the descriptions below will help explain what you are really getting. Whenever the core has “FSC” in the front of the name, that means that the wood used has been certified from the Forest Stewardship Council. They come from managed forests that…

Jones 2021 Snowboards Overview

What has changed in the 2021 line of Jones boards? All their regular snowboards now have 3D Base Contour (spoon in the nose and tail), though not all of the splitboards do. There is a new model, the Stratos – as well as big changes to the Mountain Twin and Ultra Mountain Twin. A few of their boards now have…

Salomon 2020 Snowboards Overview

The classics are back this year, as well as a few new models like the upgraded Huck Knife Pro. Salomon Camber Profiles Powder Camber A large rocker section on the nose of the board for easier float in deep snow, with camber under your back foot for pop, and power through turns. Used on the HPS-Taka X Wolle. Rock Out…

Lobster 2020 Snowboards Overview

Halldor and Eiki Helgason’s brand of boards – based on the tech of Bataleon designs, with a few differences this season. Lobster Camber Profiles The same as Bataleon, Lobster have the same Triple Base or 3BT profiles. 3BT boards have a traditional camber profile, but the corners (at the contact points) are lifted up, giving them a much looser and…

Best Short Wide 2020 Powder Snowboards

Although it is a trend that has been coming for a few years now, the short, wide and fat powder boards are in full force now. Slowly I have noticed a change where they aren’t all necessarily being aimed at being full on powder boards, lots are being marketed as all-mountain boards – just with a different shape. This list…

Never Summer 2020 Snowboards Overview

One of those brands that has earned a cult following, I think that Never Summer snowboards have earned their good reputation. They aren’t cheap boards, but they have a very high build quality, which goes with the saying – you get what you pay for. There are a few new models and changes in some of the key models this…

Jones 2020 Snowboards Overview

If you are reading this I’m sure you know exactly what Jones snowboards are all about. Although they have a board for most situations, there is definitely and emphasis on freeride and powder boards. Other 2020 brand overviews: Burton, Capita, Lib-Tech, Ride, Salomon and Never Summer. Jones Camber Profiles Directional Rocker Camber under your feet, with a little bit of…

Burton 2020 Snowboards Overview

A few new and different boards for this season, as well as all the classics you’d expect. Burton Camber Profiles Camber The original (and the best), traditional camber gives the board the most pop, edge hold, and stability when you are riding fast. Used on the: Directional Camber Similar to a traditional camber profile, the difference is that the rocker…

Ride 2020 Snowboard Overview

There are a few new models in Ride’s 2020 lineup, especially based around the popular Warpig. Ride Camber Profiles With 6 different profiles, it isn’t too hard to get your head around the different designs. Twin Hybrid Camber A twin shape, that has a camber profile, with just a little bit of rocker on the nose and tail. Used on…