Reviews

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Stepchild Simon Chamberlain

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked to ice chunks to slushfests. Setup: I rode the Stepchild Simon Chamberlain with Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 152cm. First Impression: The Simon Chamberlain steps it up with changes and it's a damn fine ride. Weight: Average Flex: Softer flex torsionally between the bindings with a stiffer nose and tail flex.  ...

20 Jul 7:14 AM 3 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Endeavor B.O.D

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked to icy groomers to powder. Setup: I rode the Endeavor BOD with Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 155cm. First Impression: Weight: Average Flex: Noticeably stiffer than the previous Endeavor boards I rode (Color and Boyfriend) and more aggressive than them.  The B.O.D was stiffer longitudinally with a softer nose an...

16 Jul 2:51 PM 4 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Flow Era

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked groomers to softer slushy runs. Setup: I rode the Flow Era with my Union Team and Flow NXT-AT bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 155cm. First Impression: Easy does it, that's the Era just relax and enjoy the ride Weight: average Flex: I felt that the Era was a softer flexing park board from Flow, softer flexing torsionally between the bindin...

10 Jul 7:34 PM 0 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 K2 Eco Pop

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked groomers. Setup: I rode the K2 Eco Pop with my Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 155cm. First Impression: The Eco Pop is an aggressive pipe board and it's quick. Weight: Lighter than average Flex: Stiffer flex longitudinally from nose to tail that helped give it stability on the groomers but a tad softer torsio...

06 Jul 6:49 AM 0 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Endeavor Boyfriend

[singlepic id=12336 w=150 h=181 link="http://www.shayboarder.com/2011/08/shayboarders-2012-top-picks.html" float=right] Location: Mammoth, CA + June, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked groomers. Setup: I rode the Endeavor Boyfriend with Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 148cm. First Impression: I could love this thing like a boyfriend on the mountain - it rips and doesn't ...

04 Jul 6:54 AM 1 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Flow Quantum

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked groomers to softer slushy runs. Setup: I rode the Flow Quantum with my Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 155cm. First Impression: This board is why I don't review graphics.  The graphics aren't for me but it's the board from Flow that I'd ride all the time. Weight: average Flex: Overall a stiffer freestyle/pipe board with a soft...

02 Jul 2:37 PM 0 Read More...

Binding Review: 11-12 Union Force

Location: Snoqualmie Summit, WA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked to heavy leftover powder. Setup: I rode the Union Forces on the Capita Indoor Survival with my Vans Veil Boots size 8. Time to set up the binding: The forces were easy to mount and only took a matter of minutes with adjustments. Fit: I normally use men's Union bindings throughout the winter so I'm used to using the M/L size with my ...

29 Jun 6:59 AM 8 Read More...

Goggle Review: Spy Soldier

Intended Purpose: The Spy Soldier's combine sophistication, clean designs and superior optical performance to handle the mountain with. Location: I rode these goggles at the WWSRA Mammoth on-snow and then continued to ride them in February conditions. Conditions: I've spent the majority of time riding these goggles on sunny bluebird days and the occasional overcast day. Color: I checked out the Spy Soldier's...

26 Jun 11:05 AM 1 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Never Summer Lotus

[singlepic id=12337 w=150 h=181 link="http://www.shayboarder.com/2011/08/shayboarders-2012-top-picks.html" float=right] Location: Mammoth, CA & June, CA Snow Conditions: Mixture of fresh powder to hardpacked to soft groomers. Setup: I rode the Never Summer Lotus with my Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 157cm. First Impression: Rides like the same board as last year, dominant fr...

22 Jun 6:33 AM 54 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Endeavor Color

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked snow. Setup: I rode the Endeavor Color with Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 155cm. First Impression: Quick to rip and ready for jumps! Weight: Average Flex: I've been on the Color series before and it still kept the similar ride with some upgrades to it.  The flex didn't feel much different though the catalog say ...

19 Jun 6:03 PM 2 Read More...