The following is a quick overview of the 2024 Niche snowboards lineup.
First I will take a look at any new boards for the 2023-24 season, and any 2022-23 boards that aren't returning with a 2024 model.
Then I'll place each board into the categories where I see them fitting best and finally take a look at any changes for returning boards.
New 2024 Niche Snowboards
The new boards for 2023-24 are:
+ Vikander - New stiff, tapered directional, unisex freeride board, offering sizes 148, 151, 154, 157, 160, 163 & 166.
Exiting 2023 Niche Snowboards
The 2023 boards that aren't returning with a 2024 model:
All of Niche's '23 models are returning for '24, according to their catalog
All 2024 Niche Snowboards by Category
Below, I have categorized Niche's 2023-24 lineup. This is according to the categories here at SnowboardingProfiles.com and not necessarily the same as how Niche might label them.
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-
- Nightshade | Top 5 Women's All-Mtn Freestyle Board
-Niche AGGRESSIVE ALL-MTN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS-
I wouldn't class any Niche board as strictly belonging to this category.
-Niche ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS-
I wouldn't class any Niche board as strictly belonging to this category. Though the Story and Aether could both be argued to fit here.
-Niche AGGRESSIVE ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS-
- Story – See Full Review
-Niche FREERIDE SNOWBOARDS-
-Niche POWDER & SHORT/WIDE SNOWBOARDS-
-Niche SPLIT BOARDS-
-Niche YOUTH SNOWBOARDS-
*Niche don't make any youth boards
So there you have the 2024 Niche snowboards.
Out with the Old and In with the New
All 2023 models are returning with a new model.
There is 1 new model for 2024 - the Vikander. Which is a unisex sized board offering 7 sizes from 148 to 166. A stiff aggressive freeride board. This extends their collection out from 10 to 11 board options. Still certainly a niche snowboard company (sorry for the pun) though, with a small line.
Changes to Existing Models
Fathom: In the '24 catalog they've rated it 7/10 flex, where the '23 model was rated an 8/10 flex. Not sure if it got a little softer or if they're just adjusting their rating. Otherwise, looks to be the same, apart from graphic.
So, not a lot of change for their returning models. But all models do have new graphics.
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