Marrow is known for making entry-level snowboards, and it really isn’t a brand that experienced riders will want to use. Morrow was purchased by K2 years ago, and since then, the brand has been basic and entry-level.
I’ve been a snowboarder for nearly my entire life, and I love everything about the sport. I’ve been on many different makes and models of boards over the years, and I know what to look for in a good brand.
This post will take a look at Marrow snowboards. I’ll tell you why I don’t think the brand is all that good and why or why not you might want to consider one of their models if you can find it.
Let’s get started.
Quick History of Morrow Snowboards
Morrow isn’t much of a snowboard brand today. That’s part of the reason why I don’t think it is a great snowboard brand. I’ll explain more of that in the section below, but first, it’s worth looking into a quick history of Morrow.
Neil Marrow started Morrow in 1989. This was the glory day of snowboarding, and many new brands were popping up all over the place. Marrow and his cousin began creating boards, and they saw some great initial success that put the brand on the map.
The brand enjoyed popularity for about a decade and then was purchased by K2 in the early 2000s. K2 is one of the more prominent brands in the winter sports industry and makes skis, snowboards, and apparel.
After this purchase, Morrow boards turned into more entry-level boards that didn’t have great performance features that experienced riders would enjoy. But they were affordable, and that kept them around.
Morrow is still around under K2, but the brand doesn’t put out regular models anymore. That makes it difficult to find a new Morrow board, even if you are interested in getting your hands on one.
Why Marrow is Not a Good Snowboard Brand
Marrow might have been a good snowboard brand when it was first around in the 1990s. I’ll be honest and say that I have never actually ridden on one. But everyone I have talked to says that Morrow boards are not really worth riding and are pretty basic.
Most of the Morrow boards you can find today are used. That means they might pop up and resale sites like Craiglist or eBay. Or maybe you might see one at a garage sale in a ski town during the summer.
But there are always issues when buying a used board, and you never know what you will get. New Morrow boards don’t really exist, and any recent models the brand has put out have been basic entry-level models that are probably only good for beginners.
With all of that in mind, I can’t recommend Morrow snowboards at all. One of these models might make a fun beater board or something, but I wouldn’t spend the money even on a cheap used Morrow board.
Here are a few short answers to some of the most commonly asked questions relating to Morrow snowboards.
What happened to Morrow snowboard?
Morrow was sold to K2 in the early 2000s, and the boards can be challenging to find. While the brand still exists as a sub-company to K2, they don’t have that many models currently available, and you might need to buy them used if you want one.
Who started Morrow snowboard?
Neil Marrow started Marrow snowboards in 1989. He started the company with his cousin, who was once a junior world snowboard champion. The brand saw some pretty good success for about ten years before it was sold.
What snowboards are the best?
The best snowboards are the ones that best meet your needs and preferences as a rider. It’s hard to pick one brand that is the best, but some top names include Ride, Capita, Burton, and Arbor. It’s always good to try different boards to find which one you like the best.
Marrow was once a pretty decent snowboard brand, but that hasn’t been the case in decades. While the company still exists under the K2 banner, you really can’t get that many models unless you want to buy a used board.About Lorraine