Zion Zany Earth | Ryan Paul
Ryan Paul here to tell you about my board, the Zion ZANY EARTH deck!
This board is sick! Really Sick! If you’re looking for a board that crushes everything and leaves it in cinders, look no further, the Zion Zany Earth Snowboard deck with its sweet Super CrockaBear 3D graphics will crush any park rail, street spot, or playground dino-totter (scientifically proven)!
I’ve been riding this board for over 4 years now and dialing in the specs since it was just a black and white prototype. I’ve put it to the test in deep pow, crashed it against support poles in the streets and cruised around aimlessly through the park and around the ski hills. Zion Snowboards has helped me dial in every feature of the Zany Earth board to meet all of the needs of a snowboarder and perform well on every obstacle out there.
The Zany Earth snowboard has a profile file called Park Rocker Combo Platter, which is basically a tasty way to say that the profile technology of this board gives you more ground feel so that you have better control on all sorts of terrain. There’s a small rockered section between the feet that has been raised up by camber underneath each foot. It has tons of pop and float at the same time.
We’ve given it a blunt nose and tail shape for a unique look and feel as well as extra smooth performance on take offs, the flex works well with the pop to get you up on features and pressing consistently. The combo platter camber provides a solid and sturdy ride for putting down high impact landings as well as mobbing into heavy carves!
This board has it all… oh yeah, and it’s FAST!!!!
Pick one up and go rip!
Shape: True Twin
Profile: Park Rocker Combo Platter
Core Profile: Deep V
Core: Phase 3 (Poplar | Paulownia | Bamboo)
Glass: Stitched Triax (0°/+45°/-45°)
Laminates: Carbon Energy Bars & Beefy Basalt
Sidewalls: Ultra High Molecular Weight
Edge: Full Wrap Rockwell 48 Steel & Control Zone
Base: Sintered & Factory Waxed
Interior Plain Project Harrow | Kyle Kennedy
I have loved the Harrow since day one. They are truly the perfect blend of a soft playful board that you can maneuver in any way you need them too, and a board with a backbone that will hold you into that press or keep you on your feet hitting kickers in the park. And now, with all Interior Plain Project boards being pressed and handled by the CAPiTA MFG, they will hold together for as long as you need then too.
The Harrow is the perfect mix between pop and press because of its profiled core. Also it has Triaxel glass that gives pop from edge to edge as well as snap in the nose and tail. The minimalist camber allows the board to be easily pressed but yet having that backbone to give you the edge control you’ve been looking for.
The Harrow is the most fun, and playful board I’ve ever ridden. If you’re looking for your next park board, I would highly recommend giving the Harrow a try. Visit the Interior Plain Project to read more on the brand and team!
– Kyle Kennedy
Interior Plain Project & House Team Rider
Profile Shape: 9mm Camber
Laminates: Carbon Stringer
Core: Proper Profile
Salomon Villain Snowboard | Jordan Daniels
The Salomon Villain Snowboard is a versatile all mountain freestyle board that’s ready to rip any kind of snow you put in front of it. Here’s a little more of what makes this shred stick tick.
To start, the five point equalizer edges makes for a smooth and stable carve, the more contact points the more control from heel to toe. Next, the hybrid camber of The Villain is by far the best then traditional camber boards out today. The camber is flat camber in between the bindings, regular camber underneath the feet and rocker camber on the nose and tail of the board. This hybrid camber acts as a flat camber snowboard as you are riding on the snow and once raised off the snow it becomes a regular camber snowboard essential for park and street.
This snowboard has been one of my favorites to ride everywhere and anywhere there is a jump or a rail. I would recommend this board to anyone who wants a super responsive feel from heel to toe and a flex that is loose but stiff enough so you won’t loop out off your nose or tail. So next time you are at The House Boardshop go and check out the Salomon Villain Snowboard you won’t be sorry you did.
Salomon & House Team Rider
Shape: True Twin
Profile: Rock Out Camber
Sidecut: EQ RAD
Construction: Popster Booster
Glass: BA MD
Core Type: Aspen SLCT
Suspension: Royal Rubber Pads
Base: Sintered EG
Factory Finish: Medium Stone Finish
Edges: Freestyle Edge Bevel
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.
Lengths: 146cm, 150cm
Shape: True Twin
Core: Weightless Core
Base: Sintered True
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.
K2 Lien AT Bindings
Proper 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.
Check out all K2 Snowboard Bindings HERE.
K2 Lien FS Bindings
When 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.
Check out all K2 Snowboard Bindings HERE.