Platinum Picks: The Best Boards of 2012

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Editor’s Note: The 2013 Snowboard Platinum Picks are here. Check ’em out now!

*After you've glanced at the 2011/12 Platinum Picks below, be sure to check out a sneak peek at tons of 2012-13 gear, as displayed at the 2012 SIA Snow Show in Denver.

Chosen for innovative design, proven performance and content of pure awesomeness, a Platinum Pick simply represents the best of the best. Here you will find our choices for best jib boards, best powder boards and just plain best EVERYTHING boards.

We put dozens of boards under heavy scrutiny. Considering things like: Will it hold up to the rider’s demands? Does it do what it say’s it does? Will it make it snow two feet overnight? We then fed our findings into the mainframe of the Snowboard Mag supercomputer and the results are here, ten boards. Some with an IQ higher than Rainman’s, some that didn’t have to try and some that piss tiger blood. These are the 2012 Snowboard Platinum Picks.

Check out our other 2012 Platinum Picks: Boots | Bindings

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Never Summer Proto Unity Whale Burton Nug K2 Panoramic DC Devun Walsh
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Ride Berzerker Smokin Superpark YES. Pick Your Line Lib Tech T.Rice Pro C2BTX Nitro Swindell
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