Shay Update

27 Jul, 2008

It is mid-way through the summer time…soon it’ll be snowing again in the mountains and fall will be the last mellow time before the winter season starts.   I’ve been enjoying this summer of daily content and will continue to keep posting information as I get it and write more articles on snowboarding and topics that haven’t been discussed yet.

Soon all the 08-09 products will be at your disposal and ready to be bought by everyone who has been stoked for the last couple months to check out the gear.  I love spending the days on snow reviewing products I bought for myself or reviewing products that people want to know about.  This year will have more 08-09 products to review and when the time comes…09-10 products.  I’ve received numerous emails from people wanting advice on gear and I’m always around to give my input and suggestions if you shoot me an email.   
The industry profile interviews are still coming, each time I get one back I am giddy and read it through enjoying what each person has to say about their experience, their job and their outlook on snowboarding. How often do you read about such a variety of industry jobs that make snowboarding happen? I came up with those interviews because my friends have some really cool jobs that you’d never read about…but they are the backbone of snowboarding. So stay tuned for more this summer and I’m always looking for others to interview.
I’m in the process of planning my winter for 2008-2009 season with most of my time being in Colorado snowboarding. I am looking forward to these plans and writing about them. 

Future travel plans:

  • A trip to Seattle/Hood in mid-August with snowboarding for a couple days, hopefully trying out new gear and hanging out with friends.  
  • I’ll be heading out to Vermont in November. It’ll be my first trip to the east coast during the winter. I’ll be spending time with a rad company and getting to ride east coast mountains if the timing is right. Having grown up riding the west coast, I am looking forward to stepping east and out of my boundaries to ride the harder snow conditions that so many great riders come from.
  • SIA in January for the last Vegas experience before it moves to Denver for 2010. I really look forward to this SIA and making contacts with companies, meeting faces I have spoken with this year from companies and the future products to come.

Next month it’ll be a year since I started the blog and am stoked that after a year I am still writing daily on snowboarding and my life within snowboarding.   Thanks to all my readers who are stoked to read about summer riding, product reviews and amped for next years stuff…and 09-10 products will be even sweeter. I’ll continue to keep up the passion and the writing.

I’ll occasionally read the stuff being said about my blog on the internet and I came across a very funny quote that I wanted to share.  Thanks to Ken from the BMB message boards for making me laugh a couple weeks ago.
” When you hang with Shay you get famous. Simple fact.”

I’m looking forward to this upcoming winter in terms of snowboarding and this blog continuing on into the future with more reviews, more products to talk about, more riding days, and good times.

About the author


From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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