Best of SIA 2014: The greatest board graphics of 2015
After four solid days being hit over the head with the latest and greatest for 2015, we’ve found the time to reflect on our time spent at SIA and take stock of the gear that really impressed us, the next-level lines that literally had us drooling on the carpet of the Colorado Convention Center. While 2015 is set to be bombarded with game-changing tech, epic new board shapes, and of course, killer graphics.
Also see: The top 5 bindings of 2015
Here’s a look at the snowboards that we would be stoked to show off, on snow or off— our top 5 snowboard graphics for 2015:
Salomon Man’s Board snowboard
The 2015 reincarnation of Bode Merrill’s pro model, the Man’s Board is embracing its name like never before. A tiger with laser beam eyes? A badass half-naked chick wielding a sword? Merrill really hit the mark this time around. Too good.
Ride x Akomplice Helix snowboard
Artist: Akomplice co-owner Mike McCarnery, aka Wolfpainter
For their 2015 hard goods line, Ride teamed up with Denver based clothing brand Akomplice, imbuing their boards with the same supreme style Akomplice is famous for. A dark & stormy take on the tropics graces the top sheet, perfectly contrasted with a bright, sunny base. Plus, check out the shape… the Helix is an all around all-time snowboard.
Lib Tech Jamie Lynn Deflower snowboard
Artist: The man, the myth, the legend himself, Jamie Lynn
Jamie Lynn’s 20 year anniversary board for Lib Tech, with graphics created by the legend himself. Need we say more?
CAPiTA Defenders of Awesome snowboard
CAPiTA’s Defenders of Awesome snowboard is well known for its prowess on the slopes, and the board’s 2015 makeover does nothing but boost its already stellar reputation. To be fair, all of CAPiTA’s 2015 models boast ridiculously impressive graphics, but we felt the DOA properly represents what the brand is bringing to the table next season.
K2 World Wide Weapon snowboards
Artist: Ken Marshall
K2 revamped their old school World Wide Weapon snowboard, adding their new Tweekend Tech as well as a sweet new set of graphics. One look at these boards and we were sold. Two boards that fit together to create the image of an old-school van? Yes, please.
DC PBJ snowboards
Creative Direction and Design: Lance Violette / Violette Design Inc.
Illustration: Jesse Williams
A line of boards spewing wisdom to the masses, with phrases like “Repent your skis,” “The end is gnar,” and “The time to send is now,” DC unleashes their PBJ line on the world. And we’re stoked about it.
Burton Easy Livin’ snowboard
Good old Danny Davis has come through with yet another killer graphic for Burton, dialing his role as a Martin Guitar ambassador into a guitar-inspired graphic. Custom inlays are hidden along the base, symbolizing things that are important to Davis, like fishing, camping, his dogs, & a peace sign.