Industry Interviews

Five Things You May Not Have Known About the Pacific Crest Trail

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In order to finish in four and a half months, hikers must walk 22-25 miles a day (everyday). Much of this walking is endured with blisters on the feet, an aching body and a mind that’s fighting your reasons to finish. A grueling, but incredibly rewarding experience, hiking the entire trail is an incredible gift…

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Best Beginner Snowboards

Pair yourself up with the best snowboard for your riding level. It’s crucial for long term success, faster progression and more fun on those first few days of learning to stand sideways. Companies like Burton, Rossignol, K2, Rome, Gnu, Ride and Roxy have devoted extra attention and resources to build snowboards designed for beginners. So,…

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Snowboard Pants

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You’re  new waterproof jacket will mean nothing without some quality snowboard pants to round out your kit. Designed specifically for rider movement, nasty winter conditions, strapping in, and sick Methods, snowboard pants are the only solution to keep your lower half comfortable. Most have standard features like gaiters on the cuffs to keep snow out,…

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History of Wakeboarding

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Wakeboarding is a popular activity, yet many are unaware of how the sport got its start. It combines surfing, water skiing and snowboarding techniques for a thrilling activity. There are a lot of different variations that come into play with this activity, depending on the boarder’s ability level, preferred towing method, weight and gender. How…

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Windsurfing

Three-Year-Olds Can Windsurf – With sails as small as one meter, even the smallest water lovers can fine tune those skills and progress at a very young age. Swim lessons are obviously recommended in conjunction with such young windsurfers! Windsurfers Can Go Faster Than Waterskiiers – Even the most recreational windsurfers sail at an average…

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Camping – 5 Things You May Not Have Known

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With visions of s’mores, pristine lakes, blue skies, bug free nights and a picture perfect camp site, the idea of camping sounds pretty darn awesome to most people. After perusing through Backpacker magazine, camping blogs and National Park websites, you’ve mentally prepared yourself for a perfect weekend of camping paradise. Like any outdoor activity, there…

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The Interior Plain Project

The Interior Plain Project Dark Meadows Collection There isn’t a board company based out of the Midwest with as much heart and soul as The Interior Plain Project.  Pete Harvioux has the visionary mind behind The Interior Plain Project which started in 2001 with something simple…stickers.  With a factory ready to produce decks Pete decided…

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Rider Bio: Viktor Simco

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Viktor Simco It takes a lot to be Viktor Simco.  Imagine growing up as a skate kid in Texas and then moving to Minnesota.  Seeing snow for the first time and feeling an air temperature below 50° must have been shocking, but Viktor handled it well.  He took his skate skills and transitioned (no pun…

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Women’s Snowboarding – Bubble Gum Crew

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Bubble Gum Crew   The Bubble Gum Crew is a collection of female snowboarders that love snowboarding, bubble gum, and being with each other.  It all started with a blog and snowballed into something much greater.  Juggling school and work this wild crew still finds time to enjoy each other’s company while riding and of…

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Industry Insider: Icelantic Skis

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Icelantic Skis – Handmade in Colorado Icelantic Skis are a sight for sore eyes and so is Midwest Rep Jesse Sorensen.  These skis ride great and look great – it’s easy to find the rhythm of life floating on Icelantic.  With Icelantic World Headquarters based in the Battery 621 building in Denver, CO it’s evident…

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