2018 snowboards are now starting to become available in the stores – at least for a number of brands.
These have been available in the southern hemisphere for the past few months but now they’re starting to come out for the northern hemisphere’s 2017/18 winter season – the first signs of the 2017/18 season! Can’t wait.
At of time of writing this (August 9th) the following brands have 2018 models available (that I’ve seen, there may be others that I haven’t seen).
- Never Summer
- Lib Tech
So, essentially, most of them!
I’m sure there are some that I’ve missed as well.
What’s on Offer this Season
A lot of the old favorites return – some with some changes made to them and others basically the same as they were for the 2017 model – but with a different graphic.
Some models have been discontinued, or renamed, as is the case every season.
And there are, of course, some newcomers to most brand’s line-ups.
Here’s a quick list of some of the newcomers to 2018.
This list is far from exhaustive and are only for the brands that I’ve looked at thoroughly so far.
- Capita Neo Slasher (Split board version of the Charlie Slasher)
- Capita Navigator
- Never Summer Maverix
- Never Summer Women’s Maverix
- Never Summer Insta/Gator
- Never Summer Women’s Insta/Gator
- Never Summer Big Gun
- Never Summer Swift Split
- Burton Free Thinker
- Burton Deep Thinker
- Burton Family Tree Working Stiff
- Burton Family Tree Dump Truck
- Burton Family Tree Story Board
- Burton Instigator
- Jones Lone Wolf
- Jones Dream Catcher
- Jones Mind Expander
- YES Libre
- Gnu Hyak
- GNU Hyper Kyarve
- GNU Swallow Tail Carver
- GNU Super Progressive Air Machine
- GNU Chromatic
- GNU Gloss
- GNU Free Spirit
- Lib Tech Cold Brew
- Lib Tech Terrain Wrecker
- Lib Tech Double Dip
- Lib Tech Step Tail
- Lib Tech E-Jack Knife
- Lib Tech Lost Lib Jamie Lynn Mayhem Colab
- Lib Tech Lost Lib Rocket
- Lib Tech Lost Lib Twin Rocket
- Rossignol XV Sushi LF
- Rossignol XV Sushi LG Split
- Rossignol Diva Split
That’s just a selection of new boards from a few different brands but gives you an idea of how many new decks are out for the coming winter.
Most of the old models are returning too – in 2018 versions.
Some Notable Omissions
The following have been discontinued in 2018. Some of which were quite surprising to me, especially the first one. But some of which are still around, essentially (with some tweaks) but with a name change.
- Never Summer Twenty Five
- Never Summer Prospector Split
- Burton Custom Twin
- Capita Volcom Pat Moore Pro
- YES Public
- GNU Finsanity
- GNU Hard Candy
- Lib Tech Black Powder Nootka
- Lib Tech Black Powder Birdman
- Lib Tech Black Powder Speedodeeps
- Lib Tech Mayhem Round Nose Fish
- Lib Tech Lib Tech Matt Cummins Coho
- Lib Tech Mayhem Rocket
- Lib Tech Utility Knife
- Lib Tech Jamie Lynn Half Cap
Check out some more details on some of the brands above at the following links. I will publish more of these as the season approaches and will try to remember to add them in here as I publish them, but these are the ones that are done so far.
Bring on the winter!
Don’t get me wrong, I like summer, and I’ve had a great summer, but with these 2018 boards coming out, it’s got me really excited for the upcoming season!