Fifteen years ago, it was easy to pick out a snowboard. All you had to do was decide whether you wanted a freestyle or freeride board (maybe, but unlikely, a carving board), compare a few prices and features among the handful of top brands, and find a local shop to buy it at. While actually buying the board is easier in 2011 thanks to the number of online snowboard shops and shopping comparison engines out there, deciding which board to buy is exponentially more difficult. Not only are there multiple times more brands out there, but there are far more specialized categories of boards.Try sorting through the never-ending sea, and it can quickly become frustrating and mind numbing. We've cut through all that mess and provided some short, simple recommendations. Consider this your industry cheat sheet.
October 29, 2014