Reviews

Review: 686 Smarty Original Cargo Pants

Intended Purpose: A popular pant in the 686 line, the Smarty Original Cargo snowboard pants offer a pant with tons of pockets and layering that's highly waterproof and breathable. Fit:  Definitely a more baggy fit on the original cargo pant but I like them a bit baggier and looser on the mountain. Appearance: In previous years I chose more bright colors but this year I ended up rocking the original cargo pan...

25 Sep 5:17 AM 2 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...

Snowboard Review: 12-13 Lobster Freestyle Baord

Location: Mission Ridge, WA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked groomers. Setup: I rode the Lobster Freestyle Baord with Flux DMCC bindings and Vans Ferra boots size 8. Size: 154cm First Impression: Lobster takes on TBT and delivers with a fun freestyle baord. Weight: Average. Flex: The Lobster Baord is on the stiffer medium flex of the spectrum. It's not as playful as the jib baords but it's...

01 Sep 9:37 PM 0 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 12-13 Jones Hovercraft

[singlepic id=14652 w=150 h=176 float=right] Location: Revelstoke, BC and Thompson Pass, AK Snow Conditions: Deep powder and some crusty chopped powder days Setup: I rode the Jones Hovercraft with Union Atlas Team bindings and Vans Ferra boots size 8. Size: 156 cm First Impression: Taking this board to AK and BC for deep powder riding is exactly what it was designed for. Weight: Average Flex: Th...

27 Aug 10:54 AM 1 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 12-13 Endeavor Color

Location: Whistler, BC Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked groomers. Setup: I rode the Endeavor Color with Union Atlas Team bindings and Flow Luxe Coiler boots size 8. Size: 152cm First Impression: The Color is on the prowl with an aggressive streak and fun riding. Weight: average. Flex: The Color is built for freestyle riding, so overall it's on the softer scale with a softer to mid-range f...

22 Aug 9:36 AM 0 Read More...