Starting as an idea on a chairlift, Launch Snowboards has evolved into a game changer in the snowboarding industry. Grounded in years of research and testing, Launch prides itself on being an independently owned brand that produces premium performance products. More than just a love for shredding, Launch is driven by a passion for the community, riders, and environment snowboarding fosters. Staying true to its authentic roots is what makes riding Launch more than an experience, it's a lifestyle.
With the Eco, World Traveler, Session, and Vice RC as submissions at our inaugural STOMP Summit in Aspen, Launch displayed their passion for creating a genuine snowboarding-focused lifestyle that places the health of our environment as a priority.
Sizes: 153, 156, 159, 162
Among the most environmentally friendly snowboards made is the Launch Eco, constructed of fast-growing hardwoods that regenerate in as little as eight years. And speaking of fast, with its S4 sintered base the Eco provides plenty of speed when the throttle of this traditionally-cambered deck is opened up. With a flex pattern that falls on the stiffer end of the spectrum, the Eco is a solid, stable ride for the snowboarder in search of classic and reliable design.
Sizes: 146, 149, 152, 155, 158
Brainchild of Nitro Circus rider Brandon Schmidt, the World Traveler is a twin-tipped park-focused deck uniquely constructed with a hemp core. The result is a skate-inspired, playful, poppy ride designed to boost jumps and stomp landings, all while leaving a small environmental impact. And with its mellow camber profile, the World Traveler allowed for plenty of butterability, while still retaining the performance that comes with traditional camber. If navigating through the park is your mission, then the WorldTraveler is a trusty companion.
Sizes: 153, 156, 159, 162
Regarded as the bread and butter of the entire Launch line, the Session is a board capable of any session, anywhere. Featuring a twin shape with directional flex, the fully cambered Session allowed for float on the deep days and powerful carves on the groomer days. Its TriX Core is a blend of bamboo and poplar that creates a light and durable construction, providing incredible response, whether hitting big booters or just freeriding the resort.
Sizes: 140, 143, 146, 149, 152
With similar tech as the Vice, the Vice RC offers a more forgiving ride thanks to its reverse camber profile. This true twin, women's specific deck is designed for the rider who finds just as much enjoyment out of buttering features as they do slashing pow. With its P-Pop core, the Vice RC was softer in the nose and tail while remaining stiffer in the mid-section—making it an all-around ride that excelled in any conditions. Plus, with unique Quadtrac tech, the Vice RC features added contact points under the bindings that provide additional grip in firm conditions.
This past spring, TransWorld SNOWboarding hosted the inaugural STOMP Summit. With Aspen as the venue, STOMP set out to provide an engaging platform for brands, retailers, and media to interact, offering each the opportunity to experience and understand this season’s most sought after gear firsthand, on the mountain. Featuring products from the brands in attendance, every item has received its chance to shine on-hill, as we took over one of the world’s most iconic resorts.