1987 Burton Elite Snowboards

Burton Elite Snowboards

Burton Elite Snowboards

1987 was a monumental year; Guns n Roses released Appetite for Destruction, The Simpsons aired for the first time, and the Burton Elite Series launched.  We can all agree that ’87 rocked; now take a look back and reminisce on the golden era of snowboarding with everything that is the Burton Elite Snowboard.

The House Boardshop will be displaying these Burton Elite Snowboards in shop December, 25th – 31st 2016.  Stop by to get a glimpse at these beauties.  Share your Burton Elite stories below in the comment section.

1987 Burton Elite Snowboard Catalog

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Burton Elite Series Snowboards

The Elite Series is designed for the beginner to low intermediate snowboard who is looking to learn and improve on a quality board. The reduced bevel (now 1.25mm) and new variable flex pattern of the Elite make it an wasy board to turn and learn the basics on.  The Elites also feature our new core and outside laminates which decrease vibration and increase binding strength by as much as 400% over last year’s models. Now available with Fastex or buckle bindings.

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Burton Elite 140 Snowboard

Burton Elite 140 Snowboard

The Burton Elite 140 Snowboard is now designed specifically for the rider under 130 pounds (60 kilos). We have tightened the stance and significantly loosened the flex pattern on these board to make it ideal for smaller and lighter riders.  The addition of a swallow tail and forward placement of the bindings also contribute towards making the new Elite 140 the ultimate performing snowboard for its rider profile.

Rider Profile – Beginner to low intermediate, lightweight rider who wants a high performance snowboard for the use on a variety of snow conditions from hardpack and ice to fresh powder.

Burton Elite 140 Snowboard Specifications on bottom of page.

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Burton Elite 150 Snowboard

Burton Elite 150 Snowboard

The Burton Elite 150 Snowboard is now a snowboard that entry level riders over 130 pounds (60 kilos) can both learn and excel on.  With the increased flexibility, especially in the nose of the board, the 150 can now handle bumps and powder with ease.  The board is still beefy enough, however, to carve solid turns on bulletproof hardpack. The responsiveness and versatility of the Elite 150 are what made it ideal for the inexperienced rider.

Rider Profile – Beginner to low intermediate snowboarder who wants a board that will not only be easy to learn on, but will be capable of handling difficult terrain in any snow condition once the rider has learned the fundamentals.

Burton Elite 150 Snowboard Specifications on bottom of page

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1987 Burton Elite Snowboard Specs

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steve-bayer-heroThanks to Steven Bayer for donating his boards for the photoshoot and to be displayed temporarily at The House Boardshop.

 

 

FAQ: Fat Bikes

 

FAQ: Fat bikes

Q:What is a Fat Bike?
A: Most simply stated, it’s a mountain bike on steroids. The tires are thick and big! Also known as “snow bikes,” “All-Terrain Bikes,” Or “ATBs,’ fat bikes have a wider fork, bottom bracket and rear triangle to accommodate the big tires. They can handle rims over 100mm and tires over 5″ wide. When ridden at low tire pressures, the beefy tires give these bikes the stability to ride at very low speeds, and the ability to float over sand and snow and and almost anything, while minimally impacting the trail.

Q: What tire pressure should I use?
A: For riding on snow, usually 5-10 psi is best, although you can go all the way down to 3psi.  The general rule of thumb is, “when in doubt, let some air out.”  The softer the conditions, the lower the pressure.  If you’re riding on harder dirt or mountain bike trails during the summer, usually 15 psi is a good starting point.

Q: What are the best snow conditions for fat bikes?bacon on fat
A: Firm and packed snow is best with grooming creating the perfect conditions. Snow that has been packed by snowmobile,  snowshoe, or other means can also be rideable and a ton of fun. A few inches of new snow gives you that feeling of making fresh tracks, but too much snow can make for an unpleasant uphill climb. If it’s difficult to maintain a straight line in the snow, grab your snowboard, skiis or snowshoes instead. When the temps start to rise, the top layer of snow can get slushy, slippery and inhibit traction. That being said, cold places like the Midwest, New England and Canada are meccas for bat biking!

Q: Aren’t they too heavy, slow and hard to pedal?
A: You’d be surprised at how easy a fat bike is to pedal. Sure, they might take a little bit more effort, but think of the calories you’ll burn. With the right snow conditions, they just roll. Race ready fat bikes can be as light as 20 pounds, and even steel frame versions are comparable to an average mountain bike. The huge tires, puffed with air replace the need for heavy suspension forks.

Q: What sort of clothing should I wear fat biking?
A: It depends. If your riding in warmer months, dress as you normally would for a bike ride. In the Winter and colder months. that’s when things get interesting. Layering is the way to go! Long underwear top and bottom is a good start. You will also find that cross country gear, like ski pants and jackets keep you warm and dry, and they allow you to have a great range of motion.  Since it’s quite aerobic, breathable clothing is key. On the coldest days, a Gore-Tex jacket will be your best friend since their wind and waterproof. Last, a good pair of gloves and helmet are key. You’ll need to wear a tight fitting hat under your helmet to stay warm!

Q: Should I use clipless or platform pedals?
A: Platform pedals are the most popular. They allow you to use a variety of boots, giving you more options for warmth.  If you go clipless, it’s best to have cycling winter boots or winter booties over your shoes.15533

Q: Why not use a mountain bike to ride in sand or snow?
A: Mountain bikes tend to dig in and become more of a hassle than an enjoyable ride.  Fat bikes, on the other hand, seem to just float. This is really the main point. Most areas around the country that allow fat bikes on groomed trails do not allow mountain bikes for these reasons.

Q: Can I put huge fat bike tires on my mountain bike frame?
A: No. They are way too fat and require a fat bike specific frame to fit the tires and wheels.

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Fly Men’s Spring Fashion

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Fly Men’s Spring Fashion

Stepping out into the light looking fresh in Fly Men’s Spring Fashion is a sign of renewal and rebirth.  The heavy Winter layers are shed as the ground unthaws – allowing you to stretch into the the current you.  Correct colors bloom with Fly Men’s Spring Fashion as you grow into new skin.


1 - HatPatagonia Pinstripe Flying Fish Corduroy Cap
 | Setting the hook with 98% organic cotton this robust oxblood red corduroy hat is what you need.    [Purchase]

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1 - SweatshirtBillabong Surfplus Thermal
 | Hand printed graphics are a perfect touch for this soft waffle knit thermal.  Premium quality is just the start to falling in love with the Surfplus.  [Purchase]

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1 - JacketAnalog Generator Jacket
 | Cool nights and dew laden mornings are no match for the 60g of quilted poly fill.  Ribbed cuffs provide comfort and stop the breeze.  [Purchase]

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1 - WatchNixon Sentry 38 Leather Watch
  | Life should be simple and so should your watch.  Follow Japanese movement into the future with a 38mm stainless steel crown and hardened mineral crystal. [Purchase]

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1 - PantsBurton Carpenter Pants
 | Updating a classic 5 pocket denim piece with a slim fit and dark ash wash is good for your soul.  [Purchase]

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1 - ShoesVans Authentic Shoes
 | Celebrate 50 years and everlasting style with an authentic piece of skate culture.  The more you wear them the better they get.  [Purchase]

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Kelty Grand Mesa 2 Tent Review

Kelty Grand Mesa 2 Tent

1 - KeltyGetting more than what you paid for is great.  The Kelty Grand Mesa 2 Tent gives you that feeling because it won’t break the bank and it’s outstanding durability.  For long backpacking excursions or backyard slumber parties, the Kelty Grand Mesa 2 Tent gets the job down in a small package that weighs less than 5 lbs.

Convenience is key, and the Kelty Grand Mesa 2 Tentt has it.  The ultra lightweight sturdy aluminum poles x-cross frame locks easily in place, it’s almost too simple and can be assembled by one person.  A single door located on the tent’s end allows for the users to freely enter and exit without having to crawl over the top of each other.

Fully taped seams can be found throughout the poly floor, fly, and No-See-Um Mesh stitching.  The 68D Polyester, 1800 mm material is softer and lighter to the touch than ever imagined.  The thin fly sets securely in place with corner buckles and hook-loop fasteners that hold great in strong winds and storms. The Kelty Grand Mesa 2 Tent breathes with ventilation that’s unmatched and makes condensation virtually nonexistent.

A spacious 30 sqft of floor space along with 6 sqft vestibule is perfect for anyone on a solo mission.  Add in another person and roominess is slightly reduced, but the Kelty Grand Mesa 2 Tent still has adequate space. It’s no wonder why the Kelty Grand Mesa 2 Tent is one of the best in the two person tent class.  Get one before they’re gone, because they won’t be in stock for long.

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Key Features of Kelty Grand Mesa 2 Tent
– Backpack friendly compact folding poles
– Roll top cube carry bag
– Easy set up
– Free standing
– Kelty hug clip
– Easy entry D door
– Color coded clip and fly attachment
– Fully seam taped construction
– Internal storage pockets
– Gearloft loops
– No-see-um tent body
– Fly vent

Specifications
Seasons: 3
Number of doors: 1
Number of vestibules: 1
Capacity: 2
Number of poles: 2
Minimum weight: 4 lbs 1 oz / 1.84 kg
Packaged weight: 4 lbs 12 oz / 2.15 kg
Floor area: 30 ft2 / 2.79 m2
Vestibule area: 6 ft2 / .56 m2
Dimensions (L x W x H): 85 x 57/44 x 43 in // 216 x 145/112 x 109 cm
Packed size: 12 x 15 in / 30 x 38 cm

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Big Agnes Lost Ranger Sleeping Bag Review

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Lost Ranger Sleeping Bag

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For campers and backpackers who value a good night’s sleep and recognize that weather forecasts aren’t always right, the Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15 Sleeping Bag is here! Made with a rectangular shape for more room in the foot box and the shoulders, the Lost Ranger is stuffed full of DownTek water repellent down insulation for big warmth even when it gets wet and features an integrated pad sleeve so you never have to worry about rolling off your pad again. The Isotect Flow system is a flow-optimized insulation system is engineered for efficient heat-distribution and natural body contouring, and the built-in pillow pocket is perfect for stuffing in a fleece or puffy coat to make a pillow. Sawing logs isn’t just for firewood when you have the Big Agnes Lost Ranger Sleeping Bag!

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Key Features of the Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15 Long Left Sleeping Bag:

  • Integrated full pad sleeve
  • DownTek water repellent down insulation
  • Rectangular shape offers more room in foot box and shoulders
  • Mesh storage sack and nylon stuff sack included
  • Built-in pillow pocket holds a fleece or Big Agnes pillow
  • Interior fabric loops for sleeping bag liners
  • 70″ YKK #8 Left Sided Zipper. Mate together our left and right zip bags with same size zipper
  • No-draft collar seals around neck to keep cold air from sneaking in
  • No-draft wedge insulates the connection between the bag and pad
  • No-draft zipper tube insulates along the length of the zipper
  • Shell fabric: Down proof, nylon microfiber rip-stop. WR surface treatment to repel water
  • Lining: Soft and breathable, down proof nylon microfiber with stain resistant finish
  • Pad sleeve fabric: Nylon rip-stop. WR surface treatment to repel water
  • Flow Construction: Insotect Flow is a flow-optimized insulation system that delivers uniform heat distribution and natural body contouring through its revolutionary baffle design. Flow Construction eliminates lateral and vertical down shifting by using vertical chambers with Flow Gates to regulate fill positioning and density. Strategically placed Flow Gates minimize vertical down shifting while vertical chambers minimize lateral shifting. With continuous vertical Flow chambers in place of traditional side seams, Flow bags eliminate potential cold spots which can occur with side seams. Vertical baffles now flow with your body for more rapid and uniform body heat distribution
  • Long – Fits up to 6’6″/ 198cm

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Oakley Tour De France Eyeshade Sunglasses


Oakley Eyeshades Hero

1 - oakley-logo-120-07Oakley is proud to stand above the title of being the first optics company to create the world’s first sport performance specific sunglasses.  31 years ago Oakley introduced the Eyeshades Sunglasses and invented a category that brought to fruition a global market for sporting enthusiasts.  Celebrating it’s 30th anniversary from their 1984 release Oakley cracked open the vault to reintroduce the Oakley Eyeshade Sunglasses.

The Oakley Tour De France Eyeshades retro heritage collection includes length adjustability, interchangeable hook temples, updated nose bridge, a black iridium lens (Oakley’s most popular lens), and Tour De France insignia throughout.  

Lasting the test of time through stages, altitude, wins and losses, the Oakley Tour De France Eyeshades are here to stay.  Get your piece of history now because it may soon pedal past you.

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2015 Burton Custom Snowboard Review

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The World’s Best All Mountain Freestyle Snowboard

 

 

burton-logo-120-07The Burton Custom Snowboard is consistently the go to board for all of Burton’s top pro riders – from pow slashers, jump jocks, to pipe rippers, the Custom does it all.  With over two decades of innovation and the introduction of new technology, the 2015 Burton Custom Snowboard is by for the best model to date.

The classic camber profile provides pop and quick energy transfer along with it’s supportive Squeezebox Core Profile that allows for an even smoother power transfer.  Torsionally stiffer than those of years past, the 2015 Burton Custom Snowboard‘s 45° Carbon Highlights reduces weight and gives the board a race car type response.

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2015 Burton Custom Snowboard Key Features

User: Intermediate – Advanced
Terrain: All Mountain Freestyle
Size: 146, 151, 154, 156, 158, 160, 163
Shape: Directional Twin
Profile: Camber
Stance: Set Back 1cm
Flex: 5ish/10 Medium
Core: Super Fly II with Dualzone EGD & Squeezebox Core Profiling
Fiberglass: 45° Carbon Highlights
Laminates: Lightening Bolts
Base: Sintered WFO
Edge: Frostbite 360° Wrap Stainless Steel

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Burton Custom Dimensions

 

 

 

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Quiksilver | True Wetsuit

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Business Wetsuit

1 - quiksilver-clothing-logo-120Quiksilver Japan jumped head first into the business to active wear segment with the True Wetsuit.  There isn’t much worse than cramming behind an ocean front desk counting down the ticks until punch-out.  Imagine being able to stride from work to water with zero transition time to change clothes.  Quiksilver has done just that; created a business suit designed to give powerpoint presentations that can also snap slashes on tight barrels within the time it takes to get from the office to the beach.

Finding a perfect surfboard can take a tremendous amount of time, as does finding the flawless suit.  The Quiksilver True Wetsuit is available in three killer styles.  The BLK (black) and NAV (navy) suits are cut for business and surfing whereas the Tux (black) is strictly for partying and surfing.

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Cut with a modern slim silhouette the pants and jacket flatter the fit, but with a 2mm thickness anyone can slide into a size range from medium to extra large.  GBS (Glued & Blind Stitching) seams assist the regulation of heat while the cuffs freely filers new water throughout the single breasted double button suit.

The DRYFLIGHT 4WAY fabric that was developed in conjunction with Scotchgard and 3M makes up the water repellent and stain/dirt proof Quiksilver True Wetsuit Dress Shirt.  The shirt could actually be worn on a day to day basis – it’s soft to the touch and has a firm collar to frame any well tied knot.

Sublimation transfer printing allows for bold colors on the ties.  A refined finish starts as a 2mm neoprene ultra stretch jersey fabric and gracefully knots with a center dimple.

Draping over a hanger around $2,500 USD the True Wetsuit is a commodity worth its weight in gold.  Whether in a boardroom or on a board the Quiksilver True Wetsuit will be rippling waves for years to come, make sure to get one before the tide dies.

Shop all wetsuits HERE.

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Scotty P’s Style Guide | Spring 2015

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Scotty P is a remarkable young man whos many talents are spread throughout every aspect of his life.  From his riding to his ambassadorial spirit for The House, Scotty sheds beaming rays of pure awesomeness everywhere he goes.  Get inspired by jumping into Scotty P’s Style Guide for Men’s Spring Fashion.

1 - watch v2Electric ED01 PU Watch

This retro watch has all of the modern functions needed to survive the wild world of today.  With tide prediction, moon phases, calendar, alarm, countdown timer, and light functions the Electric ED01 PU Watch is tough enough to get by even under 300 feet of water. [PURCHASE]

 

 

1 - Shoes v2Nike SB Lunar Stefan Janoski Shoes

Already a timeless classic the Nike SB Lunar Stefan Janoski shoes’ shock absorbing Lunar technology put the bar high for comfort.  With a combination of suede, leatherm and nubuck uppers anyone can look good without trying too hard. [PURCHASE]

 

 

1 - Shirt v3Nike SB Icon Logo T-Shirt

Getting by in warmer seasons isn’t an issue with the moisture wicking Dri-Fit cotton polyester blend of the Nike SB Icon Logo shirt.  It’s worn by the world’s best pro skateboards proving it withstands harsh realities of punishment and heat. [PURCHASE]

 

1 - Jacket v3Burton Abrams Windbreaker Jacket

Ultra lightweight polyester and a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coating allow the Burton Abrams Windbreaker jacket to go with the flow of life in the city and nature.  Keep cool and pack light all in the wrap of awesomeness. [PURCHASE]

 

1 - Hat v3Analog PLA Trucker Hat

Parties come in many forms, and this hat is a celebration of the late Craig Kelly. Wear the Analog PLA Trucker hat with confidence knowing the right choices in life have been made.  [PURCHASE]

 

 

1 - Shorts v2Matix Welder Classic Shorts

Not all things are created equal, especially these Matix Welder Classic shorts.  A stretch friendly cotton polyester blend make for an ideal match to get up to get down.  Dress them up or down and put them to good use.  [PURCHASE]

 

 

 

 

Style Guide | Spring 2015 | Women’s Street Fashion

Style Guide Women's Spring Hero

 

1 - Sweater SmallBurton Bubble Sweater

With a flattering boatneck that flirts glances the Burton Bubble Sweater is sure to please.  To the touch the cotton, poly, and wool blend wraps the most comfort imaginable.   [PURCHASE]

 

1 - Shoes SmallSanuk Sailaway Shoes

Don’t let yourself drift too far after wearing these Sanuks. A eco friendly twist on a classic is all you need to stand out and blend in. [PURCHASE]

 

1 - Sunglasses SmallElectric Txoko Sunglasses

Much like its collaborative creator, la Txoko stands unassisted through style. Craig Anderson’s elegance on water welds seamlessly through Txoko’s timeless lines and curves. [PURCHASE]

 

1 - Tote v2 SmallBurton Sofie Tote

Whether its books, snacks, workout gear, or supplies for a day at the beach, the Burton Sofie Tote handles it all. This versatile tote is a handy sidekick whether speeding through hectic days that involve work or when packingfor a weekend away.  [PURCHASE]

 

1 - Wallet SmallBurton Tri-Fold Wallet

Feelings of paradise drift in with every touch of the Burton Tr-Fold wallet.  The Cerulean Pu Leather’s interior snap coin pocket relieves the stress of the day.  The simple hint of embossed logo on the metal badge show sophistication like no other.  [PURCHASE]

 

1 - Shorts SmallBurton Mid Shorts

The breeze walks the Burton Mid Shorts in to a perfect 5″ inseam of confidence.  The Dark Chambray twill floats with the grace of a cotton spandex blend.  With a subtle mountain logo embroidery hint the shorts displays touches of details. [PURCHASE]

 

1 - Tank SmallBurton Piper Fashion Tank

As one fo the most versatile pieces in a wardrobe a tank should be perfect, and the Burton Piper Fashion tank is.  The Cotton, poly, and rayon tri-blend is a dream come true.    [PURCHASE]

 

1 - Ear Buds SmallBern Bud Earbuds

Standard buds feature durable plastic housings, 15mm drivers and rubberized cord. The Bern Bud Earbuds are great sounding for any occasion. Includes plastic travel case. [PURCHASE]