2016 Yes 20/20 Snowboard | Sneak Peek

Yes 20/20 Snowboard

The 2016 Yes 20/20 Snowboard floats on powder better than powder specific boards yet can grip on corduroy like any true twin board. With what’s called a 3D Powder Hull profile shape, the Yes 2020 Snowboard features a concave nose and tail that provides hydrodynamic planing. If there’s one board that’s going to revolutionize how boards are shaped in the future, it’s the 2015 Yes 2020 Snowboard.

1 - 2016 Yes 2020 Snowboard Hero

Lengths: 146cm, 150cm
Shape: True Twin
Sidecut: Radial
Flex: 4/5
Profile: Powderhull
Core: Weightless Core
Glass: Triax
Base: Sintered True

 

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Yes 20/20 Snowboard 3D Powder Hull Profile

The 3D Powder hull starts with a base profile that combines 2 distinct rocker lines that, when blended together, create a pronounced base concave in the nose and tail. The centerline is fully rockered starting from the insert packs, all the way to the tips of the bluntly shaped nose and tail. out at the contact edges, is a more conventional base profile that we use on many of our other boards. The resultant concave across the nose and tail acts differently at the leading end of the board than it does at the trailing end when riding in deep snow. At the leading end (nose), the concave draws air under the board – just as a concave spoon-nose does on longboards in the surf – causing lift and floatation. As the snow moves across the base it releases off the tail and the exaggerated rocker line along the center, causes the tail to drop downward.

So even though it’s a perfectly balanced twin, the board rides through deep snow with the
same pitch, or planing angle, that we get with directional shapes and set-back stances.

On hard-pack it’s just a short, wide, super fun twin.

 

2016 K2 Lien AT Snowboard Bindings – Sneak Peek

K2 Lien AT Bindings

k2-logo-120-07Proper biomechanics are the foundation to correct and consistent movements on a snowboard; that’s why the 2016 K2 Lien AT Snowboard Bindings are engineered with a foot pressure map, all terrain flex zones, and power transmission pods.  The K2 Lien AT’s all mountain AIRLOCK™ highbacks provide support while the Harshmellow™ offer comfort.  If there’s one binding to get in 2016 for peak to parking lot riding it the K2 Lien AT, and K2 has a Snowboard Magazine Platinum Pick Award to prove it.

2016 K2 Lien AT Bindings

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2016 K2 Lien FS Snowboard Bindings – Sneak Peek

K2 Lien FS Bindings

k2-logo-120-07When a snowboard bindings wins the High Cascade Snowboard Camp‘s Camper’s Choice Award it goes to show it can withstand a beating test.  Moving into next season the 2016 K2 Lien FS Snowboard Bindings pick up where they left off, with a proper foot pressure map, all terrain flex zones, and power transmission pods that insure correct biomechanics and consistent flex of the snowboard.  The urethane Tweakback Highback allows for pinpointed pokes.  Comfort is crucial for riders who demand the best and the Lien AT Bindings have it; the Harshmellow™ impregnated ankle strap and Canted Seamless Shockpad Footbeds align for all day satisfaction.

2016 Lien AT Bindings

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2016 K2 World Wide Weapon (WWW) Snowboard – Sneak Peek

K2 WWW Snowboard

k2-logo-120-07Standing on a pillar of greatness is the new 2016 K2 World Wide Weapon (WWW) Snowboard.  With a wrap around graphic that continues from the topsheet onto the base the WWW not only looks great, it rides great.  The Jib Tip and Tweekend nose and tail compliment the full length press-able base that defines one of the greatest freestyle snowboards of all time.  Receiving Snowboard Magazine’s Platinum Pick Awards and High Cascade Snowboard Camp‘s Camper’s Choice Award  are reminders that if you’re thinking about getting the WWW, you should.

2016 K2 World Wide Weapon Snowboard

Length: 144cm, 148cm, 152cm, 156cm, 151cm W, 154cm W, 157cm W

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2016 K2 Joy Driver Snowboard – Sneak Peek

K2 Joy Driver Snowboard

k2-logo-120-07Looking back from the distant future snowboarding will thank K2 for designing the 2016 Joy Driver snowboard.  With a heavy  influence from all mountain ripper Lucas Debari the K2 Joy Driver is versatile enough to handle anything the mountain can dish out.  The camber profile shape’s center rests under the medial side of the back inserts which provides explosive pop out of the tail.  A 2 year warranty is the passanger of the ultra lightweight and strong Bambooyah™ Blend WH4 core, if you need a friend you can find it in the Joy Driver.

2016 K2 Joy Driver Snowboard

Length: 156cm, 159cm, 162cm, 165cm, 158cm W, 163cm W

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2016 K2 Wild Hearts Enjoyer Series Snowboard – Sneak Peek

K2 Wild Hearts Enjoyer Series Snowboard

k2-logo-120-07The rush of blood caused by the 2016 K2 Wild Hearts Enjoyer Series Snowboard is never ending.  For the free spirited women of the world the Wild Hearts combine the highest caliber technology beating through the entire board.  K2’s WH4 core, the lightest and strongest, uses Honeykomb™ to reduces weight and renewable wood to optimize strength.  The ICG10 Glass integrates carbon into the fiberglass for explosive pop that can’t be beat.  If there’s one hard charging board to get in 2016, it’s the K2 Wild Hearts.

2015 K2 Wild Hearts Snowboard

Length: 143cm

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2016 K2 World Wide Weapon (WWW) Enjoyer Series Snowboard – Sneak Peek

K2 WWW Enjoyer Series Snowboard

k2-logo-120-07Adding more fun to the pack the 2016 K2 World Wide Weapon (WWW) Enjoyer Series Snowboard offers tip and tail customization to this already legendary freestyle jib board.  Just past the contact point the steel edges end and a nylon tips start; allowing for DIY cut customization!  The WWW Snowboard’s playful feel is from the Freestyle Baseline’s predominantly flat profile. Do what you love, and do it on the K2 WWW.

2016 K2 WWW

Length: 148cm

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2016 K2 Carveair Enjoyer Series Snowboard – Sneak Peek

K2 Carveair Enjoyer Series Snowboard

k2-logo-120-07Minds are blown at the first glance of the 2016 K2 Carveair Enjoyer Series Snowboard.  With an directional shape past the contact points and twin shape inside the contact points the K2 Carveair rips groomers like a twin board and slashes pow like a directional board.   A lifted flat section called Lifted Precision Baseline resembles the feeling of a camber profile and the preloaded carbon, kevlar, and urethane Ollie Bar keeps maximum pop between the bindings.

 

2016 K2 Carveair Snowboard

Length: 149cm & 154cm

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2016 K2 Cool Bean Enjoyer Series Snowboard – Sneak Peek

K2 Cool Bean Enjoyer Series Snowboard

k2-logo-120-07Only available in 143cm, the 2016 K2 Cool Bean Enjoyer Series Snowboard will turn heads all over the mountain.  With a short length, a direction tapered shape, and very wide waist width of 28.7cm the Cool Bean is guaranteed to give new experiences to the joy of snowboarding.  Imagine laying down carves so deep that your smile drags on the corduroy.  Swallowtails are meant for pow, and the Cool Bean will always sail smooth on a sea of fresh.

 

2016 K2 Cool Bean Snowboard

Length: 143cm

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How to Choose a BMX Bike

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Bicycle motocross, or BMX, has been around since disco and bell bottoms. Jumping, racing and pulling BMX stunts is the type of crazy that never truly dies. Designed for tough track riding, BMX bikes excel on dirt, vert, park, street and flatland. Classic BMX bikes have low saddles, chunky tires, durable metal frames and high straight handlebars. On the flip side, there are several BMX variations, with some tailored for urban skills or heavy-duty jumps, for example. As with any bike purchase, you need to do some research and choose a bike that’s comfortable to ride. From racing on dirt tracks to skateparks to performing flatland tricks, you’ll first need to determine which style of BMX riding best suits your interests.

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  • BMX – This is a dirt ready race bike with knobby tires, a lightweight frame and parts, and a strong rear brake. It’s best for dirt-track racing, going fast off road and for short distances.
  • Freestyle – A super-sturdy stunt and trick bike, Freestyle BMX bikes have an ultra-beefy frame and wheels, pavement-ready tires, cable-detangling headset and axle pegs. Take this bad boy to skateparks. It’s perfect for learning and performing stunts and tricks.
  • Jump – Sometimes called a Dirt Jumper, these are essentially a fusion of BMX and freestyle bikes. They’re similar to a classic BMX bike, but less aggressive. Jump bikes have a sturdy frame and wheels, rear brake, and knobby tires. They’re ideal for carving local trails, jumping ramps and thrashing your friend’s back yard.

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  • Mini – Four to six year olds are a perfect fit for this tiny BMX bike. It has a low standover height, 155-mm cranks, 20 x 1 1/8″ tires.
  • Junior – Designed for seven to nine year olds, Junior BMX bikes have a slightly larger frame than Mini, 165-mm cranks and 20 x 1 3/8″ tires.
  • Expert – Nine to 13 year olds should rock an expert bike. It has a longer top tube than Junior, 170-mm cranks, 20 x 1.5-1.75″ tires.
  • Pro – Riders 12 and up are ready for a Pro BMX bike. They come standard with a “full-size” frame, 175-180-mm cranks, 20 x 1.75-2.2″ tires.

We’re nearly there! If cost isn’t an issue, choose an aluminum frame for a lightweight bike for racing. Younger children may also find aluminum frames lighter and easier to handle. Let’s not forget the wheels! If you plan to race, remember that racing BMX wheels tend to be lightweight, with 32 spokes, according to the Cool Biking Zone website. However, for urban tricks, you’ll need a more solid wheel with either 48 spokes or a thicker mag-style design.