Below is a brief overview of the 2020 Niche snowboards.
First I will take a look the new Niche boards for the 2019-20 season, and any old 2018-19 boards that are exiting.
Then I'll look at each board and put them into the categories where I see them best fitting.
New 2020 Niche Snowboards
The new boards for 2019-20 are:
Exiting 2019 Niche Snowboards
The 2019 boards that aren't returning with a 2020 model:
All 2020 Niche Snowboards by Category
Niche's 2019-20 boards are categorized below. This is according to the categories here at SnowboardingProfiles.com and not necessarily the same as what Niche label them as.
Of course these are only broad categories as every board is different, but this is a rough guide.
NICHE BEGINNER SNOWBOARDS
I wouldn't class any Niche board as being strictly beginner. The closest would be the men's Wraith and the women's Minx.
NICHE PARK/FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
NICHE ALL-MOUNTAIN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
NICHE AGGRESSIVE ALL-MTN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
NICHE ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS
NICHE AGGRESSIVE ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS
*No Niche boards match my definition for this category. The Story is very close though - it's on the more aggressive side of all-mountain, but not quite enough so to be in this category, IMO.
NICHE FREERIDE SNOWBOARDS
NICHE POWDER & SHORT/WIDE SNOWBOARDS
NICHE SPLIT BOARDS
*Niche don't make any splitboards
NICHE YOUTH SNOWBOARDS
*Niche don't make any youth boards
So there you have the 2020 Niche snowboards.
With the addition of the Maelstrom and Nightshade (with the Crux and Wraith cancelling out the 2019 Theme and 2019 Knew respectively), Niche have extended their line a little more this year. With the addition of the Pyre and Ember in the 2019 season, that's 4 new boards over the past couple of seasons. Which isn't necessarily huge, but considering they only had 6 2018 models, it's a reasonable increase.
Their line is still small, but each board is different and they cover a wide range of categories, even with that small line.