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!

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  1. February 03, 2011

    I missed the on snow days this year thanks to a torn ACL, but I did get to wander around the show and see some of the new stuff. Sounds like it was freezing, but I still would have loved to get out there and test some of that new gear! The free lift tickets are always nice too. I will be looking forward to hearing more about the stuff you got to test.

  2. gags
    February 04, 2011

    Great to see you again Shay! Stop by and see the guys at Mammoth!

  3. February 21, 2011

    hey shay!
    im looking at the k2 fastplant for next season, is it more park oriented or more all mountain/park?
    cause i like my boards absolute noodles, what would you think the flex is on it?

  4. February 22, 2011

    Noah, in my opinion it can be more all mountain/park. I wrote a review of it for 2010 and will have a 2011 review soon, not much changed except more pop

    It’s not a noodle. if you want noodle, look at signal park rocker or capita horrorscope.