11 Nov, 2012
When I used to live in Steamboat, a trip to Loveland was always worth the effort; they offered a ton of demos, early and late seasons and a mellow environment that was always a fun day on the mountain. Now that I live in Summit County and since today was my day off, I headed to Loveland to check out the on-snow demos from Never Summer, Capita, Arbor and Flux.
Colorado Demo Days!
It felt great to meet up with familiar faces on the slopes. The first laps I took were with Gags and we lapped park where he put me to shame on the park features. The cold kept the lines moving quickly and there really wasn’t much of a wait for most of the afternoon.
Even though it was a demo day, I only rode one board other than my own. I got to try the Capita Scotty Stevens with Union contact bindings. Today was more about snowboarding than reviewing gear but reviews will start coming soon. Been waiting for mountain conditions to go beyond groomers.
In the afternoon, finally met up with Phillip who was a good friend in Steamboat and now reps for companies. We ended up lapping the mountain, cruising and catching up.
The weather today was definitely the coldest so far this season and felt more like January than November. I took a much needed hot chocolate break with Phillip to get warm in between laps. Despite the temps, it was a good time back on snow at the demos.
My jacket covering my facemask today