Reviews

Review: Pro-Tec Scandal BOA Helmet

Intended Purpose: The Scandal BOA helmet delivers a feather light, low profile helmet with the option of the BOA fit system for a more custom fit. Appearance: I ended up demoing the Scandal BOA helmet in the pearl white colorway which is definitely white and clean. I would have preferred the purple or black option personally since they aren't as bright but the white was a good combo for any goggles I rode that day...

23 Jun 9:52 AM 5 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 12-13 YES Greats

Location: Winter Park, CO Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked groomers. Setup: I rode the YES Greats with Salomon Absolute bindings and Vans Ferra boots size 8. Size: 158 cm First Impression: This is the closest I'll get to riding with Craig Kelly. Great board with a damn good graphic series to pay tribute to snowboarding's greats. Weight: Average. Flex: The YES Greats offers up a more stiffe...

20 Jun 3:07 PM 6 Read More...

Goggle Review: Oakley Elevate

Intended Purpose: The Oakley Elevate goggle are designed with performance in mind for those needing a smaller face fit on a goggle. Location: I wore the goggles at the Mission Ridge on-snow in Washington. Conditions: It was the perfect conditions to really test goggles. The weather was changing during the day for a complete range of conditions. It would go from snowy to flat light to overcast to brief moments o...

11 Jun 8:40 AM 1 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 12-13 Never Summer SL

Location: Steamboat and Vail, CO Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked snow on the groomers, some heavier powder. Setup: I rode the Never Summer SL with Union Force bindings and Vans Ferra boots size 8. Size: 155 cm First Impression: The SL gets some new upgrades but it's still that all mountain board it was built to be. Weight: Lighter than average. Flex: Smack in the middle, it's a five on the...

10 Jun 8:57 PM 6 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 12-13 GNU B-Pro C2 BTX

Location: Mission Ridge, WA Snow Conditions:  Softpacked to fresh snow on groomers. Setup: I rode the GNU B-Pro with Union Trilogy bindings and Vans Ferra boots size 8. Size: 155 First Impression: There's good reason why this is the longest running women's pro model board but seriously the 2013 graphics are AMAZING. Weight: Average. Flex: The B-Pro is on the higher end of a medium flex for women. ...

31 May 7:14 PM 3 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 12-13 Endeavor Diamond

[singlepic id=14653 w=150 h=176 float=right] Location: Winter Park, CO Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked groomers. Setup: I rode the Endeavor Diamond with Flux GM30 bindings and Vans Ferra boots size 8. Size: 152cm First Impression: Pretty damn good diamond for a girl to ride the mountain with. Weight: average. Flex: Longitudinally the Diamond varies, it's stiffer towards the nose and tai...

30 May 10:13 PM 0 Read More...

Review: Dakine Girls Heli Pro DLX

Intended Purpose: The Girls Heli Pro is designed specifically for women riders who want a serious backpack to take out snowboarding. Size: The Girls Heli Pro is 18L which keeps it pretty simple for the mountain. It's not bulky, it's a sleek design that won't take over your back on the mountain. There is a small pocket for sunglasses, keys, ipods, etc. Then the front pocket can be used for backcountry gear (fits a ...

24 May 1:00 PM 1 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 12-13 Jones Carbon Flagship

Location: Winter Park, CO Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked groomers. Setup: I rode the Jones Carbon Flagship with Union Charger bindings and Vans Ferra boots size 8. Size: 161 cm First Impression: Wow, the carbon combination definitely makes for a lightning fast, aggressive board for charging riders. Weight: Lighter than average. Flex: The Carbon Flagship is on the stiffer end, it's design...

23 May 9:08 PM 4 Read More...

Binding Review: 12-13 Union Milan

Location: Winter Park, CO Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked groomers. Setup: I rode the Union Milans on the Bataleon Whatever with my Vans Ferra Boots size 8. Time to set up the binding: No time at all, I grabbed the bindings from Union and brought them over to Bataleon to get them mounted. They were ready to go with the straps already aligned up. Fit: I rode these bindings in the M/L size which a...

22 May 10:42 AM 0 Read More...

Goggle Review: Zeal Voyageur

Intended Purpose: The Voyageur is a new design for 2013 that delivers a rimless design with the quick step lens system built for maximum versatility on the mountain. Location: I wore the goggles at Stevens Pass, Alaska and Whistler/Blackcomb. They've been taken on a couple trips with me so far this year. Conditions: Mix of sunny bluebird to overcast light on the mountain. Color: I rode the Voyageur in the te...

17 May 10:42 AM 0 Read More...