Shred Cred Awards: Best Snowboards for 2013-2014

Board Insiders Announces the 2014 Shred Cred Awards

Niche Theme and Slash ATV Score Perfect 100

SEATTLE—July 16, 2013—Board Insiders (www.boardinsiders.com) today announced the winners of the annual Shred Cred Awards. Returning to Timberline Lodge at Mt. Hood, Oregon, Board Insiders demo team tested over a hundred snowboards that will be available for the 2013-2014 snow season. The full list of award winners can be found below. Highlights include the Niche Theme and Slash ATV scored a perfect 100 and Rossignol (11) and Never Summer (7) received the most awards.

Rossignol and Never Summer Receive Most Awards

2014 Slash ATV

2014 Slash ATV

Every snowboard tested receives a Shred Cred score from one to 100 based on performance. The difference between the Shred Cred testing and other tests is that our demo team rides each snowboard for as long as it takes to get to know the board. On average, a rider will devote an entire day, not just a couple runs, to testing one snowboard. We also produce a video for each board tested. This keeps the process transparent. Only snowboards scoring 90 or above are eligible for Shred Cred Awards. The demo team is comprised of real, everyday snowboarders who vary in type of riding and ability. Look for Shred Cred Award stickers identifying the 2014 Shred Cred Award winners at local retailers and online later this year.

Shred Cred Review Videos will be available starting this fall. Board Insiders produces hundreds of videos every year. In addition to the Shred Cred Review Videos, visit www.boardinsiders.com or the Board Insiders YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/boardinsiders now for Behind-the-Scenes Factory Tours, Manufacturer Line Overviews, Carpet Flex Tests, and First Impression Review Previews.

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The following are the 2014 Shred Cred Awards:

Gold, 95 or above2014 Shred Cred Awards

2014 Niche Theme

2014 Niche Theme

Lobster Jib board
Lobster Park board
Bataleon Airobic
Bataleon Disaster
Bataleon Evil Twin
Bataleon Feel Better
Capita DBX Dan Brisse
Capita Jess Kimura
Capita Thunder Stick
Capita Ultrafear FK
Drake Lowdown
Drake Team
Endeavor NEXT
FLOW Qauntum
FLOW Verve
Gnu Space Case
K2 Happy Hour
K2 Hit Machine
Lib-Tech Skate Banana
Never Summer Cobra
Never Summer Heritage
Never Summer Infinity
Never Summer Onyx
Never Summer Proto HD
Never Summer Raven
Never Summer Revolver/EVO
Niche Aether
Niche Story
Niche Theme
Ride Buck Up
Ride Buckwild
Ride Hellcat
Ride Machete GT
Rome Artifact Rocker
Rome Butterknife
Rome MOD
Rome Shank
Rossignol Diva
Rossignol Krypto Magtek
Rossignol Retox
Rossignol Rock n’ Rolla
Rossignol Trickstick
Signal Epic
Signal Park Camber
Signal Vita Omni
Slash ATV
Slash Happy Place
Slash Johnny Paxson

Silver, 90 or above

Bataleon Distortia
Endeavor BOD
Endeavor Boyfriend Series
Endeavor Color Series/Numskull
Endeavor Guerilla
Endeavor New Standard
FLOW Rush ABT
Live2Ride Foundation
Niche Knew
Ride Wildlife
Rome Lofi
Rossignol Angus
Rossignol Circut
Rossignol Jibsaw
Rossignol One Magtek
Rossignol Taipan
Rossignol Templar Magtek
Signal OG
Signal Omni Light
Signal Vita Park
Signal Vita Rocker
Venture Zelix

A special thank you to Timberline Lodge for hosting the Board Insiders demo team earlier this year. Thanks also to our supporters, including Mt Hood Meadows, Vie Industries, 686, Coal, Contour, Dye, GoPro, Holden, Oakley, Pow, Pro-Tec, Sessions, Sony, and the many volunteers that make this possible.

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