Industry Interviews

Top Ten Skis for 2015

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Next Years Best Planks Range from Park to Powder At the close of the 2013/2014 season, as I put skis and boots into storage for their summer slumber, even as I prepare for the river, for hiking and biking trails, for camping and backpacking, I can not help but to look longingly into the future…

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Top 5 Sleeping Bags

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Top 5 Sleeping Bags What goes into picking out the Top 5 Sleeping Bags?  A lot of sleep.  This great assortment of bags spans a wide range of needs, designs, and of course budgets.  There’s a lot of hype surrounding camping gear these days and we cut through the mud by selected the Top 5…

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Best Chino Pants

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  Burton Chino Pants Over the last decade, Burton Snowboards has been pushing the envelope of casual clothing by designing softgoods with the snowsports enthusiast in mind.  Taking experience from creating some of the world’s best riding gear, Burton is doing what other snowboard brands wish they could; make great clothes that fit perfect, look great,…

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Garrett Russell Chases Winter

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House Team Rider Refuses to Give Up on The Season, His Body Has Other Ideas “YA WIN SOME, YA LOSE SOME” Well this time, I’d say I lost some. I lost a little weight, a couple days of what looked like beautiful Tahoe California Spring-time joy, and I lost the game of going out and…

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Emma Crosby Snowboarding 2014

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Emma Crosby There’s a few girls on the come up out of Minnesota and one leading the charge is snowboarder Emma Crosby.  Finding free time during the winter must be difficult with a rigorous schedule filled with regional and national level contests, filming in the streets, and riding with the Vision Elite Snowboard Team; but…

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Exclusive Sneak Peek at 2015 K2 Annex Skis

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K2 peaked at the SnowSports Industries America (SIA) trade show in Denver when it captivated the audience with the Annex series. The scene was almost Pied Piper’ish. Annex is a directional freeride ski for the aggressive powder-crusher looking to charge harder than a rhino on Red Bull. K2 has mastered the art of ski making…

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Sneak Peek at 2015 Lange XC 120 Ski Boot

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Lange (manufacturer of all out awesome alpine boots) embedded an indelible bootprint on the industry at this year’s SnowSports Industries America (SIA for newbies) Trade Show in Denver. From the corn-soaked fields of Dubuque, Iowa to World Cup podium domination, Lange has had many firsts in the alpine boot industry and has amassed an unparalleled…

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Who is Alex Taran?

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“Sh*tshow” signs with The House, Becomes First Female I was on a plane to Denver, headed to SIA 2014, leafing through the pages of the January ’14 issue of Powder Magazine. I stopped on an article entitled “Punk Rock.” The black and white photo of a sunglass wearing, messy haired mountain gal jumped out at…

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Exclusive Sneak Peek at 2015 K2 Shreditor Skis

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2015 K2 Shreditor Skis K2 climbed to the summit of success at this year’s SnowSports Industries America (SIA) in Denver, Co. when it unleashed the Shreditor–a beast of a ski. Carnage ensued shortly after that. K2’s predator tamer Mike gets giggity about the athlete-inspired line of playful, surfy and versatile skis. The line comes in…

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Sneak Peek at 2015 Line Skis

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For years at trade shows, the Line booth smelled of wafting excrement from adjoining bathrooms either because no one had heard of Line or the industry had been secretly making tie-ins with the unknown brand. What a difference innovation makes. At last January’s SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Trade Show in Denver, Line threw down some fat…

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