Reviews

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Burton Nug

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to icy conditions. Setup: I rode the Burton Nug with Burton Scribe bindings and Vans Ferra boots size 8. Size: 142cm. First Impression: As long as I don't look down, I feel pretty good on this thing and it's just plain fun to ride. Weight: Average. Flex: The Nug offers up the mountain in a smaller size and playfulness in big doses. The Nug is a mediu...

12 Jan 10:10 AM 1 Read More...

Binding Review: 11-12 Malavita Restricted

Location: Mammoth Mountain, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to icy groomers. Setup: I rode the Burton Malavita Restricted bindings on the Burton Aftermath with my Vans Ferra Boots size 8. Time to set up the binding: This setup was average time to set up for the demo. Once we knew the size, it was easy to get it dialed and mounted to the aftermath with the EST/ICS system. Fit: I rode the Malavita Restricte...

11 Jan 9:58 AM 1 Read More...

Goggle Review: Spy + Les Ettes Bias

Intended Purpose: The sleek smaller frame of the Spy Bias meets the fashion mavens at Les Ettes for a fun signature model. The Spy + Les Ettes Bias is packed full of Spy's features like Carl Zeiss vision and Scoop ventilation system with fresh matte accents, a signature multi-colored polka dot strap and "you stink" on the back clip. Location: I wore the goggle at Heavenly, Mammoth and June in California. Condit...

09 Jan 9:40 AM 0 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Burton Fortress

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to icy conditions. Setup: I rode the Burton Fortress with Burton Escapades bindings and Vans Ferra boots size 8. Size: 154cm. First Impression: Camber compliments the Fortress with a charging handling for the whole mountain. Weight: Lighter than average. Flex: The Fortress rode longitudinally stiffer with a slight torsional softness to make it capabl...

08 Jan 11:56 AM 4 Read More...

Binding Review: 11-12 Burton Escapades

Location: Mammoth Mountain, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to icy groomers. Setup: I rode the Burton Escapades on the Burton Fortress with my Vans Ferra Boots size 8. Time to set up the binding: This setup took the longest time because of the demo guy not knowing how to properly. Halfway through I noticed the bindings were set up on the board for a goofy rider (I'm regular) so I let him know but he didn't c...

07 Jan 3:44 PM 0 Read More...

Goggle Review: Oakley Airbrake

Intended Purpose: Ease and comfort - that's the Airbrake goggle. With the SwitchLock™ Technology you can switch out lenses quickly with the push of a lever and the goggle is packed full of comfort to eliminate pressure. Location: I wore the goggle at Mammoth and June in California, Canyons in Utah and Keystone in Colorado. Conditions: Majority of sunny days on the mountain with very few overcast/flat light c...

03 Jan 9:47 AM 3 Read More...

Review: Smith Allure Helmet

Intended Purpose: The Allure helmet is designed for women wanting a lightweight helmet with super plush comfort and style. Appearance: I ended up with the Allure helmet in the black pearl colorway. It's a shiny gloss helmet with the black color option, the inside fleece tricot liner is a grey/silver ish coloring with a super plush softness to it. I like the design and appearance of the helmet, it's simple and plai...

02 Jan 8:54 AM 1 Read More...

Snowboard Review: 11-12 Arbor Coda

Location: Mammoth, CA Snow Conditions: Mostly hardpacked conditions with some soft spots. Setup: I rode the Arbor Coda with my Union Team and Bent Metal Mortal bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8. Size: 155cm. First Impression: The Mountain System gave the Coda a lot more life Weight: Average. Flex: The Coda is built for all mountain riding so the flex overall is on the medium side. It's not as soft...

29 Dec 9:52 AM 2 Read More...

Binding Review: 11-12 Bent Metal Mortal

Location: Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain, CA Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to icy groomers. Setup: I rode the Bent Metal Mortal on the Arbor Coda with my Vans Veil Boots size 8. Time to set up the binding: Took a couple minutes to familiarize myself with the Bent Metal bindings, then it was just dialing in the bindings to the board and making sure the fit was correct to my boot. The ankle strap is easy adj...

26 Dec 8:43 AM 3 Read More...

Review: Bonfire Banked Fleece Jacket

Intended Purpose: The Bonfire Banked Fleece is essential for the mountains. The jacket is designed with a fleece lining for snowboarding (or around town) and an accented hood. It's a great collection for layering on the mountain during the cold winter or warm spring conditions. Fit: It was designed to be a layering piece in the Bonfire line so the fit hugs the body without being overly loose. It features a longer ...

22 Dec 10:40 AM 0 Read More...