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A Long List of Dead Snowboard Brands

Though the snowboard internet has been pretty dead over the past few weeks, what with the holidays and all, but he History of Snowboarding group on Facebook has been a-buzz thanks to a post on dead brands. Since we’ve talked about this about 1000 times and never done it, we’re reblogging it, and we’re stoked that the Internet has done the majority of our research for us! (If everyone can crowd source money, we can crowd source content, right?) I did my best to sort though the 500+ comments and make an extensive list with no doubles, add a few more, as well as take off the ones that are still around. Of course, I probably missed some…

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Aggression
Airwalk
Allian
Another
Apocalypse
Asylum
Atlantis
Aunt Mabels
Avalanche
Aztec
B-Line
Ballz
Bamboo Curtain

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Bitch Boards
Blax
Bond
Checkered Pig
Chorus
Crap
Crazy Banana
Daredevil
Definition
Device
Dimensions

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DNR
Droors
DSO
DUB

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Duotone
Edge
élan/artec
Evol
Expired
F2
Faktory
FARMER
Fester
Fishpaw
Flite
Forum
Foursquare
Fuzzy
G&S
Generics
Glissade

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Goddess
Hammer boards
Hayes Bros
Haz-mat
Heavy tools

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Heelside
Hemp
Hobie
Hooger Booger
Houser
Inca Snowboards
Jaded
JEENYUS
Joyride
Juice snowboards
Kemper
Killer Loop
Look
LTD
Luxury
Mercury
Messy

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MIA

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Millenium 3
Mistral
Molly/MLY
Naked
Nale

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Nelson
Nerve
O-matic
One
Option

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Original Sin
Oxygen
Pill
Powderstick
Preston

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Prom
Quality
Quimbola Man
Rad Air
Random
Rev
Santa Monica Airlines
Scooter
Shorty’s
Shot

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Silence
Skull
SMP
Snow Tech
Soopkich’n
Split

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Special Blend
Spry
Static
Storm
Stump
Summit

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Swag
Swill

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Switch
Transit
Trendy
Tucker
Twist clothing
Type-A
Unity
Wave Rave
Weekend
White Elephant
Wide Ride
Wild Duck

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World Industries
Yang
Yaro
Yellow Bus

Phew. Support your local snowboard brand.

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Comments (106)

  1. missing nike and CAKED get wit it

     
  2. Artec is done, but Elan seems to be still going. Did I miss something?

     
  3. is 5150 still a brand? Im guessing not

     
  4. Apocalypse isn’t dead… Just called APO now.

     
  5. Loving this list.

    Also:
    Prophecy Slides, Beyond, Legend, Never (pre-Option), Osiris, Subtle, Box (Reebok snow boots) and Jackson are a few more

    Did Mervin kill off Bent Metal officially?

    I loved Bent Metal

     
  6. Supernatural Snowboards – dave lee represent!

     
  7. If you want to count trife as a snowboard brand and not just a summer comany then they should be on there.

     
  8. Division 23
    Solid
    Movement

     
    • Un inc

       
  9. don’t forget about republic snowboards, no way! and everyone’s favorite brand to hate: nope

     
  10. Purged sled company and PBS bindings, both So Cal companies

     
  11. NFA
    Crazy Creek
    Agency
    Lamar
    Smelly Tuna
    Supernatural
    Elevation

     
  12. Andromeda

    Battalion Snowboards

     
  13. How long before Dan Mac brings down Mervin?

     
  14. I’m absolutely surprised that “prom” snowboard outerwear went out of business…

     
  15. pour some of that fouty out for the fallen homies

     
  16. How about weekend snowboards? last brand eddie wall rode for.

     
  17. I think someone should bring $WAG back. “Did you see that swag jacket it was all G’d up”

     
  18. Isn’t Too Hard over with too? Or we still waiting on the xxx tape?

     
  19. Also missing “dfi” out of mammoth lakes. Anyone remember “shortys snowboards” same so the skate company.

     
  20. Jackson Snowboards
    Sasquatch Snowboards
    Anyone got a report on their existence?

     
  21. H-Street Snowboards
    Dynastar Snowboards
    GAS Snowboards
    Tranzaxion Snowboards
    Sick Snowboards
    But thank goodness Sweet Cheeks Panties is still going strong. In fact Jamie Anderson is on the team and she has great cheeks.

     
  22. Mercury Snowboards
    Ellis Snowboards
    Sierra Snowboards

     
  23. Reality Snowboards…. I had the Steve Graham

     
  24. Moss Snowboards
    Trilogy Arts Snowboards

     
  25. All I know is that Yobeat started in KVT, died and resurrected like zombie jesus.
    Why couldn’t you stay died? 😉

     
  26. Compatriot Snowboards. Recently owned and run by Rob Kingwill outta Jackson. Is now done…

     
  27. Should just put Pat Milberry in this list.

     
  28. and the best part of a “dead brand article” is the picture of MFM on the thumbnail, haha

     
  29. WHY Y’ALL GOT’S TA’ BE HATIN’ ON THA OUT-DATED DISFUNCTIONISMS?

     
  30. STIUL CLAIMIUNG 1987 AS MY KINDA SHIUT.

     
  31. Defcon gloves- I think Peter Line owned that
    Planet Earth Outerwear- jackets were nice
    Elevation Snowboards-Chris Engelman was on the team rocking step in bindings
    Supernatural Snowboards- I can picture their graphics in my head right now, Dave Lees pretty cool
    Option Snowboards
    No Fixed Address
    I’m fucking old

     
  32. Boznuts Snowboards

     
  33. Unity is still alive and will be kickin it for a while…

     
  34. Allian is alive! Not in a bigger scale, but good people make it work.

    http://www.alliansnowboards.com

     
  35. NECTAR SNOWBOARDS
    HOT SNOWBOARDS
    NOW SNOWBOARDS
    SANTA CRUZ SNOWBOARDS
    BLACK & WHITE SNOWBOARDS
    QUEST OUTERWEAR
    HIGH GEAR ACCESSORIES
    RUSTY SNOWBOARDS
    QUIKSILVER SNOWBOARDS
    MOSS SNOWBOARDS
    STEPSON OUTERWEAR

     
  36. Peach Snowboards
    ……almost every brand listed in theSeptember 95 Transworld Buyers Guide 🙂

     
  37. Some are just “zombie” brands that still exist, but some of those ads bring it back to the golden age of shredding. Pre-brain bucket steez. Fish paw,Swag, Osiris, Joyride. Loved that shit.

     
  38. NFA
    MORROW
    NORTH WAVE
    WEST BEACH
    PLANET EARTH
    TSA?
    ALPHANUMERIC
    C1

     
  39. Agency bindings? anyone bring that up yet?

     
  40. And Brooke forgot the biggest one of course…. NIKE!

    Your not a snowboarder Brooke. #GiveYobeatToStan

     
  41. Also ECHELON SNOWBOARDS are finally dead????!

     
  42. did boznutz really cancel his insta?

     
  43. Elan is still around. For example Gus Engle and Zach Rawles are on the team.

     
  44. Shuvit
    Icon Snowboards

     
  45. How about Division 23? I got excited trying to find a brand that wasn’t on the list. Also, how about Whitehouse?

    I think some of these brands may still exist in big box sports stores, like M3, Silence, Avalanche, etc.

    Sadly there’s some good names in here that if they weren’t used already would be rad, Joyride?

    There’s also some renames, like Apocalypse is now APO.

    And strange small markets? I think Allian still exists in Japan.

    In regards to Elan, Capita bought their factory, so who knows if the Elan name has a marketing arm left.

    Why can I go on and on about this? I’m not quite sure. la de da de da….

     
  46. Jeenyus was cool.
    You forgot planetearth

     
  47. Lucid Notion Snowboards

     
  48. Yeah yeah. They come and go.

    Just glad Holden is still around, capita has been solid….oh and Alex Andrews still looks like Stewie Griffen

     
  49. Unity is still alive, and just added Taylor Gold to the roster this season.

     
  50. theres a few brands that shouldnt be dead like forum, special blend and foursquare

     
  51. I’m a freak in dinosaur. I’m still using my Heavy Tools board with Bkax bindings.

     
  52. Eesa. I still have a few shirts and socks laying around. ‘lux layering’ was cool, but I guess not cool enough!

     
  53. I can add some info : I used to make Swill/Sasquatch boards.
    “Sasquatch” boards were made by Globe Mfg.(not THAT Globe). We made Swill Snowboards first then produced the Sasquatch line after.
    We died in 96/97.

     
  54. Bamboo Curtains are the sickest. Found a pair this year at a thrift shop!

     
  55. “Famly Snowboards” out of Laguna Beach.
    Some of the lightest and snappyest boards way ahead of their time.

     
  56. There is Slide, Brotherhood and Disco snowboards.

     
  57. Help trying to find my snowboard brand.
    I have aboard that I just love and no rental I have tried feels as natural for me.
    It has a naked lady with a yellow python on it and the logo is a split T with a snake around it.
    Not sure how to post a picture of it but any ideas. I’d like to find the spec for this board so I can get something similar.
    Cheers
    Eric

     
  58. INVASION Snowboards. They were the shit when I was in high school.

     
  59. FUNCTION Snowboards out of New York

     
  60. What about Nomis and Stepchild??

     

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