2012-2013

Snowboard Review: 12-13 Thrive Renegade

Location: Keystone & Vail, CO Snow Conditions: Softpacked to hardpacked conditions, softer snow conditions with fresh snow in spots. Setup: I rode the Thrive Renegade with Burton Escapade bindings and Ride Cadence Focus boots. Size: 154 First Impression: Thrive delivers a quiver killer. One board you can ride anywhere that won't cost an arm and a leg. Weight: Average. Flex: The Renegade is a go...

30 Mar 7:11 PM 0 Read More...

Goggle Review: Anon M1

Intended Purpose: Taking goggle interchangeability to the next level, the M1 goggle makes it easy to change out lenses thanks to magnetic lenses. Beyond the interchangeability quickness, the goggles feature an assortment of technology to help your snow vision on the mountain. Location: I've been riding these goggles most of the season here at Keystone Resort in Colorado. Conditions: The goggles have been ridden...

25 Mar 5:21 AM 1 Read More...

Goggle Review: Smith I/OS

Intended Purpose: Designed for smaller faces, the Smith I/OS is based off of the popular I/O model and features an easy interchangeable design so you can switch out lenses easily. Location: I've been riding these goggles most of the season here at Keystone Resort in Colorado. Conditions: The goggles have been ridden during the day and night at Keystone in a variety of conditions. Some powder days with cold snow...

15 Jan 6:23 AM 1 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 12-13 Never Summer Lotus

Location: Keystone, CO Snow Conditions: Softpacked to hardpacked conditions, powder conditions from new snow to older snow. Setup: I rode the Never Summer Lotus with Burton Escapade bindings and Ride Cadence Focus boots. Size: 157 First Impression: The Lotus continues to be Never Summer's women's freeriding/charging snowboard. Weight: Average. Flex: Based off the men's Premier F1, the Lotus gives ...

10 Jan 7:31 AM 2 Read More...

Binding Review: 12-13 Burton Escapade

Location: Keystone, CO Snow Conditions: Softpacked to hardpacked groomers to fresh snow on the mountain. Setup: I rode the Burton Escapade Bindings on every snowboard this season but mostly the NS Lotus/Thrive Renegade with my Ride Cadence boots size 8. Time to set up the binding: Average time to set up on the board. Fit: My size 8 boots fit in the large women's bindings with good width, functionality and...

03 Jan 6:54 AM 0 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 12-13 Arbor Coda

Location: Keystone, CO Snow Conditions: Mostly soft packed snow to hardpacked groomers. Setup: I rode the Arbor Coda with my Burton Escapade bindings and Ride Cadence boots size 8. Size: 157cm. First Impression: The Coda continues to offer that all-mountain style of riding wherever you want to go. Weight: Average. Flex: The Coda is Arbor's all-mountain riding snowboard with a medium flex and the mou...

26 Dec 6:43 AM 1 Read More...

Goggle Review: Arnette Skylight

Intended Purpose: The Skylight offers up a wide peripheral vision on a signature Arnette design. It offers an oversized lens, low-pro frame design and semi-flush lens geometry for vision in all directions. Location: I wore these goggles at Keystone Resort in Colorado. Conditions: Mix of sunny bluebird days and snowy overcast snowy days on the mountain. Color: I received the Skylight in two color choices, the...

12 Dec 6:08 AM 0 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 12-13 Never Summer Pandora

Location: Keystone, CO Snow Conditions: Softpacked corduroy to hard packed night riding. Setup: I rode the Never Summer Pandora with Burton Escapade bindings and Ride Cadence Focus boots. Size: 149 First Impression: The Pandora carries on the freestyle flare of the evo but built for women. Weight: Average. Flex: The Pandora is on the softer side but it's a park board meant to be more playful. Th...

27 Nov 6:35 AM 0 Read More...

Review: Frends The Clip Headphones

Intended Purpose: The Clip is Frends headphone offers a fun, creative take on snowboarding headphones. Designed with a mic and 3 sets of silicone tips they are customizable to fit your ears. Sound: I've been using the headphones for snowboarding and at work and on phone calls. The sound is clear and I'm able to rock out to tunes in my office pretty comfortably. Appearance: The Frends Clip headphones come in mul...

25 Nov 2:43 PM 0 Read More...

Goggle Review: Zeal Z3 GPS

Intended Purpose: The Z3 GPS goggle combines Recon technology with clarity, strength and goggle technology. It's also capable of tracking everything on the mountain, from your vertical to your speed to the temperature. Location: I wore the goggles in the summer at Timberline, OR while riding Windells Camp. Conditions: Sunny bluebird conditions Color: I rode the Z3 goggles in the matte black colorway. It's a ...

24 Oct 5:12 AM 0 Read More...