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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…

Realistic guide to working a ski season

You’ll get to ride and ski often, make great friends, spend a lot of time hungover, all while living in a small cramped apartment not earning much money.     1. You won’t make much money   No one goes to work a ski season to make a lot of money, with lots of the jobs paying minimum wage. If you work full…

2017 Asym Snowboards

Over the past few years, asym snowboards have been getting more and more popular, with most brands having at least one asym board in their range. Because of the way our legs bend, it is much easier for to put their weight over their toes, compared to putting weight over your heels. In snowboarding, this just means that it is easier…

Snowboarding Gear from The Fourth Phase

Seeing that The Fourth Phase is out now, here is a list of that has as much of the gear they were riding/wearing as I could work out. This list is made up of gear that was in the movie, the Just the Tricks version, the crashes and the little instagram videos and photos. The gear from the Art of Flight list…

Top 5 Camber Snowboards 2017

Maybe you grew up riding stiff camber boards, or you just want to upgrade to a camber board – either way they are getting harder and harder to find, with less brands having a plain camber model in their lineups anymore. (Though there are plenty of hybrids around, which have an overall camber profile to them) Which I can understand, regular camber isn’t as easy…

Why are there so many versions of the Burton Custom?

The Burton Custom is one of the most famous snowboards, that has been around for 20 years. I am guessing that someone at Burton decided that they need to milk the Custom name for all that it is worth, so there is now this big list of “Burton Custom” products that Burton make. This is a quick quide to the major differences…

Ride Camber Types

Twin Rocker An almost flat board, the stable zone goes almost the whole length of the board, with rocker sections on the tip and tail. Ride boards that have the Twin Rocker Buckwild     Splittail The Splittail is mostly camber, with a large rocker section on the nose for extra float in deep snow. Ride boards that have the Splittail Alter Ego…

Pros and Cons of Burton Re:Flex Bindings

There are two main types of burton bindings that you can buy now, EST and Re:Flex. While EST bindings are only made to work on Burton and Endeavor boards with The Channel, Re:Flex bindings are made to work with any board. There are a few situations where you might want to get Re:Flex bindings: You are set on buying Burton no matter what…

DIY Extending GoPro Pole

One of the mistakes that is often made by beginners when filming other people is not getting the camera close enough to what you are filming. Sometimes it is because you underestimate the wide angle lens, and no screen (on most models) means that it is a guessing game. The footage that you can get being right up close to…

How to choose Snowboarding Outerwear

How to choose a snowboard jacket and pants Shell or Insulated? Shell Jackets and Pants Shell outerwear is just like the name suggests, they are a lightweight, water resistant shell, that is made to keep you dry but not warm. Shells can be very useful because you can buy a waterproof shell and use it in all conditions. If it is very…