2011-2012

Snowboard Review: 11-12 K2 Panoramic Splitboard

Location: Mt. Baker, WA and Thompson Pass, Alaska Snow Conditions: Mixture of heavier fresh snow to lighter snow. Setup: I rode the K2 Panoramic with Spark R&D Burner bindings and Vans size 8 women's boots. Size: 158cm. First Impression: I got this board blindly and it more than did the job for a splitboard setup. Good all-around mountain splitboard. Weight: Average Ease of Use: The Panoramic wa...

14 Nov 6:42 AM 1 Read More...

Goggle Review: Arnette Series 3

Intended Purpose: The Series 3 goggles deliver vision, comfort and goggle technology that makes your mountain experience better. Location: I wore these goggles at Stevens Pass, WA and Mt Bachelor during Superpark. Conditions: Mix of sunny bluebird days to overcast cloudy days on the mountain. Color: I received the Series 3 goggles in the powder blue colorway which are definitely powder blue but with the lens...

31 Oct 5:58 AM 0 Read More...

Review: 686 Smarty Original Cargo Pants

Intended Purpose: A popular pant in the 686 line, the Smarty Original Cargo snowboard pants offer a pant with tons of pockets and layering that's highly waterproof and breathable. Fit:  Definitely a more baggy fit on the original cargo pant but I like them a bit baggier and looser on the mountain. Appearance: In previous years I chose more bright colors but this year I ended up rocking the original cargo pan...

25 Sep 5:17 AM 2 Read More...

Review: Burton AK 2L Cyclic Jacket

Intended Purpose: The Burton AK 2L Cyclic Jacket delivers a lightweight shell with Gore-Tex to stay protected from the elements. Fit: The 2L Cyclic Jacket is designed to mimic the body's natural movements so it's not as loose fitting as other models in the Burton line. I found the fit fine if I didn't need any layering underneath but on the tight side if I did layer up on the colder days. I probably should have si...

13 Aug 8:28 AM 1 Read More...

Goggle Review: Ashbury Warlock

Intended Purpose: The Warlock goggles offer a wide vision in a simple, stylish package with proper venting for the mountain. Location: I wore the goggles earlier in the season at Mammoth Mountain, CA. Conditions: All the days I rode these goggles were sunny bluebird days on the mountain. Color: I rode the Warlock goggles in the gray colorway with the white Ashbury strap. It's a simple design and I like that ...

22 Jul 9:23 AM 0 Read More...

Review: Dakine Girls Heli Pro DLX

Intended Purpose: The Girls Heli Pro is designed specifically for women riders who want a serious backpack to take out snowboarding. Size: The Girls Heli Pro is 18L which keeps it pretty simple for the mountain. It's not bulky, it's a sleek design that won't take over your back on the mountain. There is a small pocket for sunglasses, keys, ipods, etc. Then the front pocket can be used for backcountry gear (fits a ...

24 May 1:00 PM 1 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Dinosaurs Will Die Genovese

Location: Heavenly, CA, Northstar, CA and Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to soft conditions. Setup: I rode the DWD Genovese with Union Atlas Team bindings and Vans Ferra boots size 8. Size: 157cm. First Impression: Flat Camber makes this board really handle everything you throw at it. Weight: Average. Flex:  Pretty consistent flex, it's on the stiffer end for a park board which is why it h...

30 Jan 7:15 AM 2 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Burton Feelgood

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to icy conditions. Setup: I rode the Burton Feelgood Flying V with Burton Diode bindings and Vans Ferra boots size 8. Size: 155cm. First Impression: Continues to be a great board for all mountain female riders Weight: Average. Flex:  Softer torsional flex between the bindings so the board is super easy to turn but stiffer flex underneath and towards...

25 Jan 6:01 AM 0 Read More...

Binding Review: 11-12 Burton Stiletto

Location: Mammoth Mountain, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to icy groomers. Setup: I rode the Burton Stilettos on the Burton Lipstick with my Vans Ferra Boots size 8. Time to set up the binding: This was an easy set up for my boots. Probably one of the easier bindings to get going and didn't require much adjustment. Fit: I tried the Stiletto bindings in the larges which were a good fit for my boots. The s...

22 Jan 8:58 PM 0 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Burton Lip-Stick LTD

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to icy conditions. Setup: I rode the Burton Lip-Stick with Burton Stilletto bindings and Vans Ferra boots size 8. Size: 149cm. First Impression: Flat Top definitely suits the Lip-Stick! Weight: Average. Flex:  Now that the Lip-Stick is a Flat Top, the board still offers a fun playful park flex for the ladies. It's softer on the nose and tail where y...

21 Jan 1:16 PM 0 Read More...