SIA 2011 On-Snow Demo: Day 2
02 Feb, 2011
I had heard that the second day of the on-snow was supposed to be cold but negative temperatures are beyond cold. Negative 10-15 degrees was hard to deal with on the mountain but it was sunny and a good day to demo more boards despite the weather. I stayed out from 9am to 4pm demo’ing 2012 boards.
I got to ride with some rad people today; Gorio, Trent from Technine and the Snowboarder Magazine crew who was working on their Best Of Test. I ended up giving my 3 top boards (so far).
It was so cold out that the first two runs, my goggles froze completely when some moisture got inside. Luckily I could demo other goggles
I ended up riding the Lib Tech box scratcher with Roxy bindings, Bataleon Goliath with Flux RK30 bindings, Ride Farrah with Ride Fame bindings, K2 Fastplant with K2 Auto agogo ltd bindings, Burton Easy Living with Burton Lexa bindings, Unity Reverse with Technine bindings, Salomonder with Salomon absolute bindings. I also tried out a RED helmet and Anon goggles for the day. And thanks to Coal for hooking me up with a warm facemask for the slopes.
This is a feature in the terrain park…creativity at its best
Well now that that’s done…it’s time to head back to Denver and fly home to Mammoth. Stay tuned for all the gear to be reviewed and lots of fun product information soon!