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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…

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…