Every year, the best brands in snowboarding are hard at work creating new and innovative products to put on shelves that will enhance your snowboarding experience. That’s why we at SNOWBOARDER Magazine offer you a plethora of SKUs to check out before the snow starts falling. Do yourself a favor and get ready to earmark the following pages and put it on your wish list, because that as snowboarding progresses on the hill, companies are doing the exact same thing with the goodies they’re creating to make your winter one for the books!. -Tom Monterosso

P: Mike Yoshida

Adidas Tactical ADV

“The TACTICAL ADV will make your feet say ‘OMG.’ It’s that good.”
— Tom Monterosso, SNOWBOARDER Magazine

Energy returning Boost outsole
Heel-hold power lace system
Articulating cuff
Heat-moldable Ultralon foam liner
This boot is very luxe
Black / White / Solar Green
adidas.com MSRP: $350.00

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Arbor Zygote Twin

“Oh baby, this Zygote is a twin you won’t be able to separate with.”
— Tom Monterosso, SNOWBOARDER Magazine

Street and Park Freestyle
Non-Symmetrical Twin
Soft Flex / Extruded Base
Single Malt Core
Artwork by C.R. Stecyk III
System Camber
Sizes: 149, 152, 154 MW, 155, 158
arborcollective.com MSRP: $449.99

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Bataleon Goliath


All Mountain Freestyle Beast
Mid Flex All Mountain Freestyle Shape
Patented 3D Freestyle Design
Carbon & Kevlar Stringers Strengthen Torsional Stability
Tri Ax Laminate Offers Better Control and Snap
Sizes: 151, 154, 156, 157, 158, 158W, 160W, 161, 163W
bataleon.com MSRP: $529.00

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“You don’t need to have ‘status’ to experience a first class ride with this Flight Attendant.”
— Pat Bridges, SNOWBOARDER Magazine

BEND: Directional Camber
SHAPE: Directional 10mm Taper
FLEX: Directional
FIBERGLASS: Triax™ with Carbon I-Beam™
BASE: Sintered WFO
Sizes: 152cm, 156cm, 159cm, 162cm, 168cm, 159cm WIDE, 162cm WIDE
burton.com MSRP: $549.95

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“The DOA is dead on one of the best boards for your money.”
— Tom Monterosso, SNOWBOARDER Magazine

Hybrid Camber Profile
DS Select RFC Sustainable Dual Core
New Fortress Kevlar Bound Sidewalls
Two 30mm Carbon Fiber Beams
Special Blend Fiberglass with NewPlant Based EVO Resin
New Wax Infused Enduro Base
capitasnowboarding.com MSRP: $419.95

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““Torstein Horgmo is one of the best all-around riders alive. You think he would ride a boOT that didn¹t hold up to the abuse he puts it through? We didn’t either.”
— Tom Monterosso, SNOWBOARDER Magazine

Dual Boa Closure System with H3 Coiler Reel
IMPACT-G Outsole
Double Black Liner
IMPACT-S Insole
BOA Black SS Laces
Internal Ankle Harness
DCshoes.com MSRP: $449.95

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“You’ll have a blast on the K2 Bottle Rocket this winter.”
— Tom Monterosso, SNOWBOARDER Magazine

Modern freestyle focusing on creativity and clean style
A bit wider for a stable, pivot-like feel
Ride it 3-5mm shorter than your regular board
True twin, centered stance
Carbon Ollie Bar tech for crisp, clean pop
Offered in a 144, 148, 152, 156, 160
K2Snowboarding.com MSRP: $449.95

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Never Summer Proto Type Two

“Can’t decide between rocker or camber? Why not ride both with Never Summer’s Ripsaw Rocker Camber Profile.”
— Pat Bridges, SNOWBOARDER Magazine

All Mountain Twin
USA Made
Ripsaw Rocker Camber Profile
New TruGrit Topsheet
Asymmetrical Heelside Sidecut
Clint E. Approved
NeverSummer.com MSRP: $569.99

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“The new Alek Østreng Agent doesn’t come in a 007cm but you can get it in a variety of bigger sizes for any terrain you wanna ride.”
— Tom Monterosso, SNOWBOARDER Magazine

Alek’s take on the classic, the Agent
Stay Positive Camber
Unique Directional Shape
Single Barrel Carbon TurboRods
Don’t you just want to point it?
@Alek_Oestreng
RomeSnowboards.com MSRP: $579.99

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“From mini pipes to massive rails and steep lines to hardpack groomers, the ULTIMATE RIDE can handle any type of terrain you can point it towards.”
— Tom Monterosso, SNOWBOARDER Magazine

Bode Merrill Pro Model
Terrain: All Mountain Freestyle
Shape: True Twin
Profile: Quad Camber
Flex: Responsive
Base: Sintered EG, Area 51
SalomonSnowboards.com MSRP: $599.95

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Union Ultra

“Unions have always made the US economy stronger and the Union Ultra is currently making the snowboard binding economy much stronger!”
— Tom Monterosso, SNOWBOARDER Magazine

MD Duraflex CB Baseplate
Forged Carbon Highbacks
Vaporlite 2.0 Bushings
Exoframe Ankle Straps
Ultragrip X Toe Straps
Mini Disk
UnionBindingCompany.com MSRP: $419.00

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Vans Ultra

“Despite having red hair, ‘gingerly’ isn’t a word we’d use to describe how Pat Moore snowboards.”
— Pat Bridges, SNOWBOARDER Magazine

Custom Liner
V-Cork Footbed
V-Hex Outsole
Vans hybrid plus Boa closure system with custom slide guide
Vans flex control
Most sophisticated and versatile boot in vans snowboard boot line
Vans.com MSRP: $359.95