2012-2013

2012-2013 Binding Review

Snowflakes have fallen, resorts have opened and all the 2012/2013 gear will be hitting the slopes soon! Each year I get the opportunity to ride and review gear before they hit the shops. Eventually this list will be expanded but here's the collection of bindings I was able to try out so far! So far I've ridden 14 bindings, 8 men's and 6 women's models. Each review is judged by the same standard and for the majorit...

15 Oct 5:18 AM 0 Read More...

Glove Review: Swany Toast 3N1

Intended Purpose: These women's mittens have the warmth of a mitt with the flexibility of a glove. The inner fleece glove is touch screen compatible and perfect for varying temperatures. Location: I wore these throughout most of the winter in the Pacific Northwest at Stevens Pass, WA, Mt Baker, WA, Revelstoke, BC and Thompson Pass, AK. Conditions: I used these mittens on many powder days in the Pacific Northwes...

09 Oct 5:27 AM 1 Read More...

Shayboarder's 2013 Top Picks

Each year hundreds of snowboard products are reviewed on Shayboarder.com but how do you know which ones stood out from the rest? That's where the Top Picks come into play. Last year after much demand, I created the Shayboarder.com Top Picks in order to showcase the gear that ranks the highest out of reviews. On the right corner of a review, if you see this logo with the subhead underneath you’ll know that this b...

08 Oct 5:18 AM 1 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 12-13 Endeavor Guerilla

Location: White Pass and Stevens Pass, WA Snow Conditions: Mostly softpacked slushy groomer laps in the spring. Setup: I rode the Endeavor Guerilla with Union Atlas Team bindings and Flow Luxe Coiler boots size 8. Size: 155cm First Impression: The Guerilla offers more all-mountain freestyle packed with multi-camber Weight: average. Flex: All-around on the medium flex of the scale. The Guerilla was...

03 Oct 4:46 AM 0 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 12-13 Capita DBX

[singlepic id=14650 w=150 h=176 float=right] Location: Mission Ridge, WA Snow Conditions: Softpacked to fresh snow on groomers. Setup: I rode the Capita DBX with Union Trilogy bindings and Vans Ferra boots size 8. Size: 157cm First Impression: The Dan Brisse Capita pro-model delivers a board that rides the whole mountain, packed with pop and built for fun freeriding. Weight: Average. Flex: Th...

23 Sep 1:13 PM 0 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 12-13 Never Summer Cobra

Location: Stevens Pass, WA Snow Conditions: Softpacked to fresh powder. Setup: I rode the Never Summer Cobra with Union Atlas Team bindings and Vans Ferra boots size 8. Size: 155 First Impression: New design and quick mountain handling give the Cobra a place among Never Summer boards. Weight: Average. Flex: The Cobra is built for all mountain so it's right in the middle of the flex/dampening sca...

12 Sep 5:45 AM 13 Read More...

Goggle Review: Smith I/OX

Intended Purpose: The Smith I/O packed in the performance but the Smith I/OX sets the standard with wider vision, interchangeability and performance in one goggle. Location: I wore the goggles at the Winter Park, Colorado on-snow. Conditions: Mix of sunny bluebird to overcast flat light on the mountain. Color: I tried the Smith I/OX goggle in the white colorway which is pretty basic looking. I really think t...

08 Sep 4:29 PM 0 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 12-13 Endeavor Boyfriend

Location: Whistler, BC Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked groomers. Setup: I rode the Endeavor Boyfriend with Union Atlas Team bindings and Flow Luxe Coiler boots size 8. Size: 151cm First Impression: Moving from camber to multi camber is a welcome addition to the Boyfriend. Weight: Lighter than average. Flex: The Boyfriend has a similar flex to last year, the same longitudinal stiffer flex...

05 Sep 9:50 AM 0 Read More...

Review: Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Intended Purpose: Designed to be thin, light and portable, the Google Nexus 7 tablet offers the best of Google in a tablet that fits perfectly in your hand. When it came to blogging, I had either used my macbook or my iphone, one was big, the other was small. The Nexus came in the perfect size package for traveling, blogging and all the in-between. It's my first time using the Android platform but it was easier than ...

03 Sep 6:07 PM 0 Read More...

Binding Review: 12-13 Union Force

Location: Mission Ridge, WA Snow Conditions: Softpacked groomers to fresh snow on the mountain. Setup: I rode the Union Force Bindings on the Nitro Eero Ettala with my Vans Ferra Boots size 8. Time to set up the binding: Average time to set up on the board. Fit: I rocked the Forces in the M/L size which is what I've used in the past. They fit my size 8 women's boots with some adjustments to the straps and...

02 Sep 12:46 PM 1 Read More...