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Salomon 2020 Snowboards Overview

The classics are back this year, as well as a few new models like the upgraded Huck Knife Pro. Salomon Camber Profiles Powder Camber A large rocker section on the nose of the board for easier float in deep snow, with camber under your back foot for pop, and power through turns. Used on the HPS-Taka X Wolle. Rock Out…

Lobster 2020 Snowboards Overview

Halldor and Eiki Helgason’s brand of boards – based on the tech of Bataleon designs, with a few differences this season. Lobster Camber Profiles The same as Bataleon, Lobster have the same Triple Base or 3BT profiles. 3BT boards have a traditional camber profile, but the corners (at the contact points) are lifted up, giving them a much looser and…

Best Short Wide 2020 Powder Snowboards

Although it is a trend that has been coming for a few years now, the short, wide and fat powder boards are in full force now. Slowly I have noticed a change where they aren’t all necessarily being aimed at being full on powder boards, lots are being marketed as all-mountain boards – just with a different shape. This list…

Never Summer 2020 Snowboards Overview

One of those brands that has earned a cult following, I think that Never Summer snowboards have earned their good reputation. They aren’t cheap boards, but they have a very high build quality, which goes with the saying – you get what you pay for. There are a few new models and changes in some of the key models this…

Jones 2020 Snowboards Overview

If you are reading this I’m sure you know exactly what Jones snowboards are all about. Although they have a board for most situations, there is definitely and emphasis on freeride and powder boards. Other 2020 brand overviews: Burton, Capita, Lib-Tech and Ride. Jones Camber Profiles Directional Rocker Camber under your feet, with a little bit of rocker on the…

Burton 2020 Snowboards Overview

A few new and different boards for this season, as well as all the classics you’d expect. Burton Camber Profiles Camber The original (and the best), traditional camber gives the board the most pop, edge hold, and stability when you are riding fast. Used on the: Directional Camber Similar to a traditional camber profile, the difference is that the rocker…

Ride 2020 Snowboard Overview

There are a few new models in Ride’s 2020 lineup, especially based around the popular Warpig. Ride Camber Profiles With 6 different profiles, it isn’t too hard to get your head around the different designs. Twin Hybrid Camber A twin shape, that has a camber profile, with just a little bit of rocker on the nose and tail. Used on…

Capita 2020 Snowboards Overview

Capita’s 2020 range of snowboards look really good, though they seem to get that right every season. On the flip side, they are still the kings of ridiculous marketing names for the features of their boards, and the camber profile names are sort of simpler, but also still confusing – so don’t be surprised if you are still confused. Hopefully…

Lib Tech 2020 Snowboards Overview

Lib Tech have been a popular brand for years, with a few of their models making a huge impact – for a while it seemed like everyone was riding a Skate Banana or a T Rice at one point. Have a look at other 2020 Snowboard Overviews: Capita, Burton, Jones, Ride. Although they spent years marketing pushing their reverse camber…

Never Summer 2019 snowboards

Never Summer are one of those brands that have a cult following, making just a few variations based on their three camber profiles. Here is an overview of their 2019 range, which will help to give you an idea of the differences (big and small) between their different models and find out which would be the most suitable for you.…

Where to buy Asian Fit Snow Goggles

Getting goggles that fit your face well is just as important as choosing the right lens in a goggle that looks good. Any goggles that are designed for snowboarding or skiing are supposed to have a nice seal with the foam/fleece layer onto your face. Ideally, they should fit snugly on your head, tight enough that they won’t move around…

Q&A – Difference between the Burton Custom and Process

Question – Hey, I am an intermediate rider and have been looking at getting a new board for this season. I have an old board that I think is a rocker. So far I have narrowed it down to the Burton Custom or the Burton Process, and I want a board that is going to be fun to ride everywhere,…

When is the best time of year to buy snowboard gear?

Depending on the time of the year, the price you pay for snowboards, boots and bindings can change quite a lot. Quick answer – Buy in February and March In general in North America, you will find they will start getting the new season gear around about October, ready for mountains to start opening in November and December. In those couple of…

How to spin backside 180 on a snowboard

Until you get your head around a couple of things, backside 180’s are one of those tricks that seem harder than they are in real life. Most people will start trying frontside 180’s first, mostly because you keep your head looking down the hill, so you can always see where you are going to land. You can’t do that in backside 180’s, but…

First day filming with Feiyu G4 Gimbal and GoPro Hero4

At about this time last year I bought a Feiyu G4 gimbal so that I could get stabilized footage from my GoPro. This video shows some of the footage that we were able to get from the first day we took the gimbal out snowboarding. I opened the gimbal up the night before, but only had a quick look at the…

Top 10 Short Fat Powder Snowboards

Getting much more popular in the last couple of years are short and fat powder boards. In general, classic powder boards were pretty long in length, and had a big wide nose to keep you afloat in deep snow. Although that style of board definitely hasn’t gone away, there are a lot of brands that have shorter length boards with a really…

2017 Affordable Beginner Snowboards

Buying a beginner snowboard can be a pretty overwhelming task. There are so many brands, styles and models which all use technical terms which seem to make everything much more confusing. As a beginner, there are probably a few main things that you are going to be looking for when you are buying a new board. Easy to ride Cheap Looks good Easy to…