1999/2000 Snowboard Trends
Riders want to go faster and bigger still, and board designers have heard the pleas. Here’s a quick list of the different board trends prevelant throughout the 1999/2000 lines on the market:
•Black bases with die-cut graphics.
•Stone-ground, textured bases.
•Carbon and honeycomb constructions.
•More wide models.
•More women-specific models.
•New sidecuts, including progressive, eliptical, and multi-radius.
1999/2000 Snowboard Boot/Binding Trends
Sure, step-ins are hot, but traditional boots and bindings are more comfortable and supportive than ever. What are some of the common trends in boot and binding designs for 1999/2000? Read on:
•Quick-adjustable highbacks and angle-adjustment disks.
•More binding colors.
•Toe power pads/heel shock-absorbtion pads.
•Dual density and three-density soles.
1999/2000 Step-in Snowboard Boot/Binding Trends
Step-ins are currently growing at about a 30-percent rate and have been accepted even faster on the rental market. Many of the trends for traditional boots and bindings are the same on the step-in market, but here are a few more for you to ponder:
•More highbacks-on-the-binding options.
•Specific flexes for freestyle and freeriding.
1999/2000 Snowboard Apparel Trends
The technical-apparel revolution started about two years ago, but is progressing further than ever thought. Here are some of the trends in snowboard apparel:
•Better fabrics with higher waterproof-breathable ratings.
•First and second layers.
•More primary colors, fewer earth tones.