Reviews

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...

Hey Readers! Your 12-13 Review Input!

It's that time of year! Winter is back, Colorado is open for skiing and snowboarding and it's time to start reviewing boards again! Here's your chance to give input on what snowboards and bindings you'd like to see reviewed on Shayboarder.com Just remember I ride both men’s and women’s boards and bindings. I’ll be reviewing based on my riding style which varies from freeriding to trees to powder to pipe to p...

19 Nov 5:42 AM 7 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 K2 Panoramic Splitboard

Location: Mt. Baker, WA and Thompson Pass, Alaska Snow Conditions: Mixture of heavier fresh snow to lighter snow. Setup: I rode the K2 Panoramic with Spark R&D Burner bindings and Vans size 8 women's boots. Size: 158cm. First Impression: I got this board blindly and it more than did the job for a splitboard setup. Good all-around mountain splitboard. Weight: Average Ease of Use: The Panoramic wa...

14 Nov 6:42 AM 1 Read More...

Goggle Review: Arnette Series 3

Intended Purpose: The Series 3 goggles deliver vision, comfort and goggle technology that makes your mountain experience better. Location: I wore these goggles at Stevens Pass, WA and Mt Bachelor during Superpark. Conditions: Mix of sunny bluebird days to overcast cloudy days on the mountain. Color: I received the Series 3 goggles in the powder blue colorway which are definitely powder blue but with the lens...

31 Oct 5:58 AM 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...

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...