Sunday November 21 2010 09:56
There was nothing significantly new in Alpine snowboard design since the switch from asymmetrical to symmetrical race boards in the mid 1990s. My 1994 Nitro Scorpion is broadly the same as my 06/07 F2 slalom, at least from the rider's perspective.
Meanwhile on the race circuit, board design started to win races. In a segment of the market largely free from the attention of marketing people, something important was happening.