Hey readers! 09-10 Demo’s…your input!
06 Feb, 2009
Each year after SIA, there are industry on-snow demo’s for the next year’s products. Not every company is there, but a good amount of them participate in the demos.
February 10-12th at Keystone, I get the opportunity to attend and check it out the 09-10 snowboards. I’ll be spending 3 days on snow to demo boards, bindings, boots, goggles and whatever else is there.
So this is where the readers come in, I want to hear from you on what gear you want me to ride and review.
I’d also like input on how long you think I should ride each board and review. Typically during these demo’s it’s 3 same runs with each board, giving about 8 boards per day (sometimes more, sometimes less). Do you think that is a fair amount, would you like to see more runs with less boards? Or continue with the same 3 runs? I won’t go below 3 runs, because that’s not fair to the boards and by the 3rd run I have a good idea of the board, enough for me to feel confident about talking about it.
Please remember that I am an average rider, I spend the majority of my time freeriding with boards and I’ll take them through the halfpipe as well. If you want me to ride a straight up jib stick I won’t be judging it on jumps or rails…so remember I’m the rider not some pro snowboarder.
So give me your input, ideas and what you would like to see me check out on the snow. I’ll be flipping through catalogs and writing my own list but I want your input before I make my list up.