SIA 2010 On-Snow Demo: Day 2
02 Feb, 2010
Tuesday was the final and last day of the on snow session but luckily blue skies arrived for a fun day outside to ride some new decks. Despite the sickness starting to impact me, I made it up for most of the day to get my shred on.
Today’s boards were Roxy Ollie Pop c2 with rome strut bindings, Rome Garage Rocker with Rome 390’s, Technine Re-enforcer with Technine Elements bindings, Never Summer Evo with Union Forces, Smokin PYT with Union Forces.
Justin from Solstice Supply was on hand to check out some boards, we’d never met but talked through email.
A shot of me at the demos
Gorio from evo charging the mountain on one of the new Jones Snowboards
Ryan Fantau from Burton in the park
Trent from Brandbase and I had a discussion yesterday about riding with no-backs (no highbacks) and I had heard of other industry people (Signal Snowboards) riding without them as well. I ended up taking a couple runs with Trent and took off the highbacks to get a feel for what these guys are talking about. It was definitely the most interesting runs of the day and can’t wait to blog about it.
I ended up calling a day around 2pm when I could tell that me being tired and sick was starting to get to me. Luckily it was an hour and a half drive home to my comfy bed for a nap and hopefully some time to feel better soon.