Words by: Mike Yoshida

In the late 80’s and early 90’s snowboard brands were popping up every minute.  The sport of snowboarding was growing exponentially, but the pastime was still so young, a lot of experimental styles, shapes, and brand names came about.  Here is my top pick of the most memorable, and entertaining brand names that many of you may have never heard of….

Hooger Booger… don’t know what they were thinking with this one…

Checker Pig!  I remember this brand being really popular.  The local shop sold Burton, Sims, Look, and Checkered Pig

These boards didn’t sell too well, because they weighed a lot!

Wild Duck kinda puts Checkered Pig to shame…

Todd Richards, with a no handed mule kick on Funky Snowboards Photo: Trevor Graves

Smelly Tuna… need I say more?