Rocky Mountain On-Snow Demo 2009 Day 1

11 Feb, 2009

Well I made it out to Keystone for the on-snow industry demo’s.  Each year after SIA is the on-snow demo giving the industry a chance to ride the products that we checked out at SIA.
This year I made a video as I was at the demo, from riding to checking out the gear to getting the boards from the reps.  Here’s what it looks like.

Rocky Mountain On-Snow 2009 Demo Day 1 from Shayboarder on Vimeo.
The day started out really beautiful which never happens at this demo, typically it’s snowing and bitterly cold.  Soon enough to weather changed to the latter but the morning was beautiful.
I spent my day taking out boards.  Here’s what I rode today:
-Capita Indoor Survival FK with Union Trilogy
-Arbor Coda with Union Force
-Lib Tech Dark C2 with Union Force
-O-matic Extr-eco (regular camber) with Drake Super Sport
-O-matic Sweet with Technine Nines
-Bataleon Enemy with Union Force
-Ride Crush with Women’s Contrabands
Me with the Arbor Coda

Normally I ride demo days alone but this year I spent the day riding with Zac (Hybrid Sessions), K and TJ.  
Ending the day at Ride
Day 2 is quickly approaching and I’ve got a whole lot more boards and bindings to try out. 

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  1. Anonymous
    February 11, 2009

    Snag a pic of the revolver-r, evo-r and sl-r’s bases and I will LOVE you FOREVER!

    *hug’s and kisses*

  2. Shayboarder
    February 11, 2009

    Thanks but I was going to take the photos today but the bases are changing for those boards so it won’t be what comes out in production. As soon as I get the production bases I’ll get photos up.

  3. Anonymous
    February 12, 2009


    Please try the Burton Hero, Joystick, and Custom V-Rocker and let us know what you or your buddies think. Thanks again!

  4. Anonymous
    February 12, 2009

    dying to hear what you have to say about bataleon and tbt!!!

  5. Shayboarder
    February 27, 2009

    I re-rode the Hero for 09-10 still a favorite board, didn’t get to try the joystick or custom rocker but eventually. Checking into getting time on more burtons.

    I’ve now rode two bataleons, the enemy and the evil twin. TBT is a different playing field, always a interesting ride and good concept. Those reviews will come out soon, enemy will come first.