Hardgoods come in all shapes and sizes, but that wasn't always the case. With rapid advancements in the R&D departments of snowboard manufacturers around the globe in the last twenty years, consumers now have more choices than they ever have when looking for a new setup. From half caps, innovative reverse camber, asyms and out-of-this-world shapes to shock absorbing baseplates, proprietary highback technologies and next-level straps, there's something for every snowboarder within this Buyer's Guide. In the next forty pages, SNOWBOARDER has picked some of the best brands in the world to showcase a few of their new snowboard offerings for the upcoming winter. Find a setup that suits you and go pick it up at your local shop when it hits shelves this selling season.