Reviews

Goggle Review: Bollé Simmer

Intended Purpose: The Bolle Simmer is designed to fit small to medium face in a compact design with distortion free vision. Location: I rode these goggles in the early season at Mammoth Mountain. Conditions: The early season conditions were a lot of stormy days with overcast skies, crappy flatlight and a couple rare bluebird moments. Color: I received these goggles in the purple flower frame and to be honest...

05 Nov 12:27 PM 0 Read More...

Review: Speck x Burton Fitted iPhone Case

Intended Purpose: The Speck x Burton Fitted iPhone case is a collaboration between Speck and Burton that delivers the protective quality of Speck and the visually stimulating patterns from Burton. It makes your iPhone look better with a better feel to it. Fit: This is a two piece hard shell design that snaps and locks together. The phone has bounced around a couple times but the case hasn't disconnected. It hugs ...

03 Nov 6:54 AM 2 Read More...

Review: Airhole Tie Up Mask

Intended Purpose: Airhole designs their masks with a signature airhole design at the mouth so you can inhale/exhale easily, drink water through it and shred all day with good breathability. Appearance: I received the Tie Up Mask with the gigantic logo print but with a mix of blue/purple/pinkish stripes. Some of the other masks are crazy designs or really simple, this one has a mix of bright fun with simple. Bes...

01 Nov 6:46 AM 7 Read More...

Review: Remind Insoles

Intended Purpose: The Remind insoles offer the cush version meant for those hard days on the mountain and keeping your feet comfortable on the slopes, in the air and on the landings when you want more cushion for you feet. Appearance: There are definitely other options that I love the designs more but the blue cush is a good signature look from Remind. Once in my boot, I didn't think twice about them so design isn...

27 Oct 6:45 AM 0 Read More...

Review: Coal Frena NWA

Intended Purpose: This knitted neckwarmer is built for the rugged cold of the mountains. It's best for the chilly negative temp days because the material in thick but breathable. Appearance: I received the Frena in the turquoise color choice which happens to be my favorite option. The rest of the color choices are bright colors that stand out or your typical neutral colors. I love the color I got. Best Used for...

18 Oct 6:35 AM 0 Read More...

2011-2012 Snowboard Review

Each year, the goal is the same. To ride, review and describe how a snowboard rides to the average snowboarder. These aren't boards put through Alaska powder riding or 80 foot jumps, these are boards ridden at resorts in varying conditions and reviewed by the same standards each time. Each season I hit the slopes to review the boards you want and as the only reviewer, you know what to expect when the review gets post...

17 Oct 6:44 AM 5 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Venture Storm Splitboard

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Mixture of slushy snow to leftover soft snow to hardpacked conditions. Setup: I rode the Venture Storm splitboard with Spark R&D Blaze bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 156cm. First Impression: A good trek on the way up, even better on the way down the mountain. Weight: Average Ease of Use: Setting up the splitboard was pretty easy with the Voile m...

16 Oct 4:11 PM 1 Read More...

Review: NXTZ Dual Layer Neck Tube

Intended Purpose: Designed to keep your neck ultra warm and protected on the slopes. Meant for unpleasant weather conditions and those cold days on the slopes. Appearance: I received the Markovich 2 artwork necktube, it's pretty rad to check out the art up close and rock something that's totally different than the standard colors/prints. It's original and weird at the same time but in a good way. Best Used for:...

15 Oct 10:36 PM 0 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Never Summer Premier F1

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Mixture of hardpacked icy conditions to soft packed slushy conditions. Setup: I rode the Never Summer Premier F1 with my Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 159cm. First Impression: The Premier has always been that board for freeriders to the core. Weight: Average. Flex: The Premier F1 is on the stiffer side for flex and comparable to the Rapt...

13 Oct 6:56 AM 4 Read More...

Glove Review: Swany Arctic

Intended Purpose: These women's mittens are part of the Swany Toaster Collection that help generate heat to keep your hands warm. They have the warmth of a mitt with the flexibility of a glove. Location: I wore these throughout most of the winter at Mammoth and June Mountain. Conditions: I used these mittens on powder days and really cold weather days at Mammoth Mountain. Sizing: I have typical women's hands...

11 Oct 6:33 AM 0 Read More...