Platinum Picks: The top 10 Men’s Snowboards of 2014

Comments by Nate Deschenes/

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Unearthing the best boards of the season is no easy assignment. First, those digs are dangerous, often fraught with frivolous technologies, big words and unstable compounds. Second, it’s remarkable how many boards claim they’re the best, or even the “best of the best.” Navigating that field of BS is like pondering the intellectual dichotomy of “jumbo shrimp,” it’s enough to send you into anaphylactic shock.

Yet, with some heavy analysis and intensive labor we found a few gems among the debris, the boards that through either true innovation or proven design shone bright in a site filled with undistinguished rubble. We uncovered men’s snowboards with mechanics beyond comprehension and intelligent designs soon to be hallmarks of progression. Yet surprisingly as often, we found old school technique like camber and asymmetrical design equally compelling. These are our Platinum Picks exposed.

See Also: Go behind the scenes with Tim Peare in crew to see how we shot the 2014 Buyer’s Guide

Slash ATV Snowboard

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Read our full review of the Slash ATV in our 2014 Online Buyer’s Guide


CAPiTA The Outsiders Snowboard

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Read our full review of the CAPiTA The Outsiders in our 2014 Online Buyer’s Guide


Lib Tech Hot Knife C3 BTX Snowboard

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Read our full review of the Lib Tech Hot Knife in our 2014 Online Buyer’s Guide


Flow Darwin Snowboard

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Read our full review of the Flow Darwin in our 2014 Online Buyer’s Guide


Smokin’ Awesymmetrical Snowboard

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Read our full review of the Smokin’ Awesymmetrical in our 2014 Online Buyer’s Guide


Salomon The Assassin Snowboard

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Read our full review of the Salomon The Assassin in our 2014 Online Buyer’s Guide


Never Summer Evo 4.0 Snowboard

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Read our full review of the Never Summer Evo 4.0 in our 2014 Online Buyer’s Guide


Burton Landlord Snowboard

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Read our full review of the Burton Landlord in our 2014 Online Buyer’s Guide


Jones Aviator Snowboard

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Read our full review of the Jones Aviator in our 2014 Online Buyer’s Guide


YES. The Asym Snowboard

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Read our full review of the YES. The Asym in our 2014 Online Buyer’s Guide