Products

Unity Snowboards 2013-2014

Since 1995, Unity Snowboards has been building snowboards in the center of the Rocky Mountains. The boards are designed for a variety of riding, from big mountain lines to perfect parks to award winning pipes. For 2014, Unity adds the Kapow snowboard that is one part kicker and one part powder. The Whale, Dominion, Pride, Origin, Reverse and Virgo are back with some updates in store.  Unity also continues with sp...

17 Mar 4:55 PM 0 Read More...

Bern 2013-2014

There's no reason not to keep your head protected on the slopes especially when companies like Bern give you helmet options focused on quality, design, engineering, style and fit. Their mission is to give revolutionized head protection for action sports enthusiasts that is dedicated to continuously improving the products. Basically Bern makes it so you keep your head safe on the slopes while keeping your own style. ...

20 Feb 8:35 PM 0 Read More...

Slash Snowboards 2013-2014

Rider designed and driven, Slash Snowboards made their mark last year at SIA and has expanded into year two with their 13-14 snowboard line. Gigi Ruf says "from early on in my pro career I have always had an interest and fortunately an opportunity to design the boards I rode. From the artwork to the technologies and construction techniques, the very essence of my boards has been about creating a medium that expresses...

11 Feb 10:29 AM 0 Read More...

Adidas Boots 2013-2014

For 2014, Adidas is stepping into the snowboarding game with a well established team of riders, iconic designs and inspiration taken from their footwear to create snowboard boots with the technology to back it. Over the past two years, they have been planning, designing and developing the Winter 2014 line and it is finally going to be hitting the shelves and judged by snowboarders on the slopes. They have come out...

07 Feb 6:26 AM 3 Read More...

SIA 2013 On-Snow Demo: Day 1

After a couple days of SIA, it was time to stop checking out the gear and try it on the slopes at Winter Park. I carpooled out for the day with the girls so we could check out gear and lap the mountain for the day. Despite some cold on-snow's in previous years, this year delivered with a fun day with warmer temps and good conditions. Stay tuned, all the boards below will be reviewed on Shayboarder.com over the next c...

06 Feb 6:43 AM 0 Read More...

SIA 2013: Day 3

After an evening at the Riders Poll, day 3 was a good day to sleep in and hit the tradeshow floor ready to check out more gear. Day 3 was also a day to get in last rounds, hang out with friends and run into more friends around the show. Looking back on the show, I definitely liked the more relaxing feel this year and being able to check out brands without being  rushed to see everything. To end the tradeshow, I ende...

04 Feb 8:05 PM 4 Read More...

SIA 2013: Day 2

The SIA Tradeshow continued on Friday with Day 2 of gear, parties and the industry gathering together in one place. One of the big questions of SIA is always what gear stands out from the crowd and it's tough because you end up seeing a lot of gear so it really has to stand out. There were a couple ringers on Friday that offered up a new look at snowboarding but overall here's a breakdown of some of the gear I saw. E...

03 Feb 2:16 PM 0 Read More...

SIA 2013: Day 1

The snow industry is back in Denver for the SIA Tradeshow! This is where the next year's gear is released and many of the buyers, media and industry flock to Denver to check it out while having a good time. My plan for the first day was to enjoy the show without being rushed like previous years, I didn't make as many appointments so I was able to have a more relaxed day while checking out gear and catching up with fr...

01 Feb 7:45 AM 0 Read More...

Gearing up for the season: 686

After I viewed the 2012/2013 winter outerwear line-up at SIA in January, I had to select what gear I would be rocking this season. It was a tough choice merely because I had absolutely no idea where I would be spending the 2012/2013 season at the time. In case I was in the Northwest, I needed enough waterproofing and in case I was back in Colorado, I needed enough warmth. I ended up picking two jackets that met both ...

29 Oct 5:04 AM 1 Read More...

Bonfire Outerwear 2012-2013

When it comes to creating outerwear for the mountains, Bonfire has made quality riding gear for almost 25 years and they pride themselves on finely crafted outerwear tailored to destroy. Bonfire Outerwear is designed in the northwest to be the best and handle a variety of conditions, riding styles and tailored needs. When it comes to technology, Bonfire incorporates their Dry Level performance rating system for wa...

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