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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…

Why you shouldn’t trust snowboard reviews

It is a pretty hard decision to pull the trigger and buy a new snowboard, even if you have done your research. The manufacturers descriptions are vague, and full of overly technical names for features on a snowboard that you don’t even know if you need. It would be an almost impossible job to actually test every snowboard in all the different weather/snow conditions that…

How To Choose A Snowboard

Choosing a snowboard can be an overwhelming process, there are so many choices, combined with so many ridiculous technical terms that each brand uses. Hopefully after reading this, you will be able to make an educated decision and have a better idea of how a snowboard will ride by its description. Snowboards can be divided into these groups based on their…

Best Flat Park Snowboards

Well obviously, there is no best flat snowboard, but there are a few good ones that might suit your riding. If you are here you have probably heard about the benefits of a flat or zero camber board, especially for riding in the park. Overall, they sit right in the middle between full camber and full rocker boards. Advantages and Disadvantages of Camber…

Top 10 High End Mens Snowboard Boots

In an ideal situation, if you were buying all of your snowboard gear in one shot, you would divide up your budget something like this: Spend the most on boots, followed by the snowboard, lastly bindings. The main thought is that no matter what, you are going to be wearing/using your boots the most out of any of your snowboard gear. Buying a…

Top 10 Aggressive Camber Snowboards

It can be pretty tough to find a stiff and agressive snowboard now, with the majority of snowboards being mid flexing hybrid camber boards. They can be a pain to find in real snowboard stores, as they are getting to the point where they are a bit too much for the average customer. In general, these boards are going to…

Snowboarding Gear from Shredbots: The Movie

This is a fairly solid list of the gear that most of the riders were using during Shredbots The Movie, but there is alway a few things that I miss. If you haven’t seen it, watch it on vimeo here. Torstein Horgmo Snowboard: DC Media Blitz He rides his pro model for most of the movie, it is a super stiff board that he uses…

Top 10 Soft Jib boards 2015/2016

1. Bataleon Disaster    The Bataleon Disaster is a soft flexing (2/10), true twin snowboard that comes in 144cm, 148cm, 151cm, 153cm and 155cm lengths. It has the Jib 3BT base, so it has a camber shape but has the widest center base of the Bataleon range, so it is easy to lock on to 50-50s. 2. Rome Butterknife The Rome Butterknife is a soft…

How to stop Burton EST bindings from slipping

Overall, the idea of Burton’s EST bindings on their Channel boards is a good idea. You get almost unlimited options for binding angles, and stance widths. One of the weaknesses is that each of the bindings is only mounted to the board by two screws, rather than the 4 of a normal binding. When one of the screws gets loose, rather than having…

Snowboarding gear from NoToBo

Here is a list of the gear that some of the riders in the Helgasons movie NoToBo were wearing. Seeing that a few of them are/were on the Nike Snowboarding team, it is pretty hard to find some of their outerwear now that they aren’t making it anymore. Halldor Helgason Snowboards Lobster Parkboard Lobster Jibboard Lobster Freestyleboard Bindings Switchback Halldor Pro Model…

What are Flow hybrid snowboard bindings?

Most people would know for their quick, rear entry bindings. Whomever you ask, there seems to be a love/hate relationship with their bindings. Some people swear by them, while others would never even consider trying them. The main advantage for Flow, and other brands that make quick entry bindings, is the time saving. Compared to regular style bindings, there is one less step…

Snowboarding gear from The Mountain Light Project

Here is a list of the gear that Jake Blauvelt is using in The Mountain Light Project. Snowboards: Ride Bezerker Snowboard 2015 Ride Alter Ego Snowboard Boots: Adidas Blauvelt Boots Bindings: Ride Rodeo Bindings   Jackets Oakley 453 Gore-Tex Jacket Pants: Oakley 453 Gore-Tex Pants   Goggles:     Oakley Airbrake

Top 10 Jib snowboards of 2014 / 2015

This is a list of the top 10 jib snowboards of the 2014/2015 season. Slightly different than regular Park snowboards, there are a few things that separate jib boards. In general, they have a softer flex, and if you were going to rate them all together, they sit around the 2-4 out of 10 in flex ratings. They are soft to…

How to protect your phone while snowboarding

If you have just bought yourself a new phone you might be a bit worried about taking it out snowboarding with you. Of course, you could always leave it in your car or in a locker, but that takes away the whole point of having a phone and is not at all ideal. If you are like me, you just risk…

Tips on buying a used snowboard

For anyone looking to save some money, buying a second hand snowboard can be a good deal. The trick, like buying anything secondhand, is to make sure that it has no damage that is not repairable. If you just want to find a good deal, search for cheap gear here. Major things to look out for Cracked or damaged sidewalls Have a…

Monster list of 2015 camo outerwear

This list of camo snowboard gear is much bigger than the past couple of years I have done this, almost every brand has a few options – it is really popular now. Mens Camo Snowboard Jackets ThirtyTwo Shasta Jacket 686 Authentic Moniker Jacket 686 Authentic Revert Jacket Volcom Stone Gore-Tex Jacket Volcom Shadow Hills Jacket Volcom Fatigue Snowboard Jacket Volcom…

How to find the nose of your snowboard

It might seem like a silly question, but it is very common to see people who come into the shop with their board set up the wrong way. Before we get started on making sure you are riding your board the right way, we need to go through the different types of board shapes. There are 3 main types of board…

What is a park snowboard?

Although you can ride any snowboard in the park, there are a few things that make a really good park board. They normally have a few things in common with Jib boards, parkboards usually have these features: Park Snowboards generally have a Twin shape The twin shape means that it has an equal sidecut, so that the board will turn…

How to ship Burton and other restricted brands to Australia

One of the most popular snowboarding brands out there is Burton. Like most of the big brands, they don’t allow US sites to ship their products internationally. For someone who is looking to get it at the best price, the big online stores in the US are almost always much cheaper than over here. There are a few big online…