United Shapes Snowboards

The brains behind Owner Operator outerwear introduce an American-made snowboard brand driven by creativity and design

Designing for the next Golden Age of snowboarding, United Shapes is a the latest creative venture from Steven Kimura and Peter Sieper, the duo behind NYC-based Owner Operator outerwear. Taking a similar approach in terms of inspiration and attitude, United Shapes will act as a collective, working with a cast of professional snowboarders and close friends to design unique, innovative, performance-driven snowboards meant to inspire …

Jones Snowboards’ Mountain Surfer

Surf the white winter wave with this handmade, binding-less piece of equipment

It’s safe to say no name is as linked to backcountry snowboarding as Jeremy Jones—so much so, his name is rarely seen without “Big Mountain” preceding it. Under his eponymous brand, Jones Snowboards, he has designed and released a wide array of heavy terrain-specific snowboard designs. Though his latest offering (and undoubtedly most unconventional) is what’s caught our eye this time around. The Mountain Surfer …

2015 Lib Tech Skate Banana

Our in-depth thoughts on one of snowboarding's most innovative boards

Known worldwide for their innovative approach to snowboard design, ecologically-minded construction techniques and distinctly heady graphics, Lib Technologies might very well be responsible for the most radical changes in snowboard design over the last two decades. At the center of it all is the Skate Banana—the board that introduced reverse “banana” camber to the industry in 2006. Designed in opposition to building snowboards like skis, …