Reviews

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Unity Reverse

Location: Winter Park, CO Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked to powder. Setup: I rode the Unity Reverse with Technine Jib bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 155cm. First Impression: The reverse is fun and playful but also rides very similar to camber when carving. Weight: Average Flex: If you are expecting a soft reverse camber board, you are mistaken.  While the reverse is the softe...

05 May 6:39 AM 4 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Arbor Swoon

Location: Mammoth, CA + June, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked to powder. Setup: I rode the Arbor Swoon with Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 155cm. First Impression: The new Swoon gives women a snowboard that goes along for the ride, wherever you ride. Weight: Average Flex: Medium flex all around on the swoon, longitudinally stiffer so you have a more stable ride an...

03 May 6:53 AM 29 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Burton Easy Livin

Location: Winter Park, CO Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked to icy groomers. Setup: I rode the Burton Easy Livin with Burton Lexa EST bindings and my Vans Veil size 8 boots. First Impression: It's definitely not the same easy livin I rode in 09-10 but I'm not feeling that it improved much. Size: 155cm Weight: average Flex: The Easy Livin has a stiffer longitudinal flex and since the last ti...

27 Apr 6:46 AM 7 Read More...

Review: Bern Muse Helmet

Intended Purpose: The Bern Muse helmet offers up a women's specific low profile, comfortable fitting protective lid with a visor to protect your head on the mountain. Appearance: I ended up with the matte black hatstyle with black knit.  A color choice that featurs a pink brim, black and grey helmet.  The color combination didn't have me won over at first because I'm not a very "pink" girl but after the entire w...

21 Apr 6:30 AM 1 Read More...

Binding Review: 11-12 Burton Lexa EST

Location: Winter Park, CO Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked to icy groomers. Setup: I rode the Burton Lexa EST's on the Burton Easy Living with my Vans Veil Boots size 8. Time to set up the binding: Took time tracking down the bindings at the burton demo but once we found them, the set up was quick and easy to the board. Fit: My boot can fit in both the medium and large women's burton bindings but...

19 Apr 6:57 AM 1 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Never Summer SL

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked to icy groomers to powder. Setup: I rode the Never Summer SL with Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 153cm. First Impression: Still an all mountain ride everywhere, everything board from NS. Weight: Average Flex: The SL flex is right in the middle of the road, it's torsionally softer so you have quickness edge to edge...

13 Apr 7:08 AM 13 Read More...

Binding Review: 11-12 K2 Auto Agogo LTD

[singlepic id=12335 w=150 h=181 link="http://www.shayboarder.com/2011/08/shayboarders-2012-top-picks.html" float=right] Location: Winter Park, CO Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked to icy groomers. Setup: I rode the K2 Auto Agogo LTD's on the K2 Fastplant with my Vans Veil Boots size 8. Time to set up the binding: Tad longer than average to set up the bindings since you need to make sure the auto s...

11 Apr 6:41 AM 11 Read More...

Review: 686 Smarty Original Cargo Pants

Intended Purpose: The Smarty Original Cargo snowboard pant started it all with the smarty series.  Highly waterproof and breathable with a ton of pockets to store everything you need on the mountain. Fit: The original cargo pants have the baggy fit to them in usual 686 standard sizing.  Baggier all around feel and super comfortable if you like baggy. Appearance: I really liked the bright cayan colorway on the...

10 Apr 6:16 PM 3 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 K2 Fastplant

Location: Winter Park, CO Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked to icy groomers. Setup: I rode the K2 Fastplant with K2 Auto Agogo LTD bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 151cm. First Impression: The upgrade to the 11-12 fastplant just adds to the fun of the board! Weight: Lighter than average Flex: Stiffer flex between the bindings with the ollie bar and flat profile but with the rocker...

05 Apr 6:48 AM 3 Read More...

Review: 686 Plexus Sonar Softshell Jacket

Intended Purpose: The 686 Plexus collection is all about the minimalist, lightweight, shell jackets that go above your standard shell jackets.  The Sonar softshell jacket continues with the minimalist features in a shell jacket but also offers 15,000k waterproofing and 10,000gm breathability. Fit: The 686 Sonar continues with the 686 fit so it will run baggy on you.  I like the fit of the 686 softshell jackets b...

31 Mar 6:51 AM 2 Read More...