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

Check out all K2 Snowboards HERE.

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

Check out all K2 Snowboards HERE.

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

Check out all K2 Snowboards HERE.

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

Check out all K2 Snowboards HERE.

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

Check out all K2 Snowboards HERE.


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

Check out all K2 Snowboards HERE.



How to Choose a BMX Bike


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.


Bern Asks, “Do You Have $300 Feet and a $10 Head?”

Protect your gray area! Because living in a black-and-white world sucks. You know that spongy grayish matter called the brain? Yah, you do not want it to become scrambled or at worse spill out on to the slopes! Your brain is a highly sensitive device that unfortunately comes in a chintzier case than a CD. And so often we see snowboarders and skiers wearing 300-dollar boots protecting their feet and a 10-dollar beanie protecting their heads. What sense does that make? Protect the head and stay living in color!

You may think donning a helmet is either uncool or inconvenient, but how cool will it be having drool wiped from your mouth for the rest of your life? When it comes to protecting your head, Bern believes there is a gray area and has engineered a way to protected and serve it.

Bern Unlimited specializes in head protection for non-motorized action sports enthusiasts. Bern’s passion, focus and commitment to providing unparalleled head protection is evident when concust or brain scramble rarely manifests after a crash, bump or a thrown bottle at an after party. Each Bern helmet is cast  from designers and engineers to fit each rider’s personality, lifestyle and, most importantly, the brain. Bern has driven the evolution of head protection. Get out and enjoy participating in action sports — consider it now safe to Crash and Bern.

The helmet to most boarders is right below the snowboard pole on the must-have list. Don’t add to the growing population of brain damaged daredevils who poured thousands into “cooler” tech rather than on a helmet. Remember, it takes seconds to put a helmet on but a lifetime of struggles if you don’t. Do you have a Crash and Bern story? Tell us, then find your protection at The House



Jamie Lynn Autographed 20th Anniversary Snowboard — Giveaway

Official Rules:

Description of the Jamie Lynn Giveaway:  

This is an Off-the-Wall giveaway. Purchase any VANS MTE (Mountain Edition) Hybrid Apparel between Nov. 28th, 2014 – Jan. 5th, 2015 and be automatically entered to win a 154cm Lib Tech Jamie Lynn autographed 20th Anniversary snowboard with custom artwork.


  • Grand Prize – 20th Anniversary Jamie Lynn Autographed Custom Snowboard



(The “sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the lower (48) United States who are 13 years of age or older as of the Entry Period (defined below) or have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, whichever is older. If winner is under 18  they must have the consent of  a parent or guardian.  Employees, officers, directors and agents of The House,  Neff, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and the immediate family (defined as parents, children, siblings and husband or wife) of each such employees, officers directors and agents (regardless of where they live), together with those with whom such employees , officers, directors and agents are domiciled, whether related or not, are not eligible to participate.

No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win:

A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, altered, unintelligible or misdirected entries, which will be void. In the event of a dispute as to who submitted an entry, the person demonstrating to Sponsor’s satisfaction, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion, that he or she is the authorized holder of the e-mail account will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized holder of the e-mail account” is the natural person assigned by an Internet access provider, online service provider, Internet service provider or other similar organization to the email address used. Open only to US residents.

General Disclaimers/Conditions:

The House reserves the right to change the prize at any time, with, or without prior notice. Colors and size of some prizes may vary. We are not responsible for items lost in the mail by participating, entrants agree to abide by these official rules, and results. Contest period runs from  Nov. 28th, 2014 – Jan. 5th, 2015.


Winner will be selected by random drawing via the customer-entry database and customers who have purchased VANS MTE (Mountain Edition) Hybrid Apparel. Winner will be posted on The House blog, The House Social media outlets and notified by email. Odds of Winning: The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Winner will be selected January 5th, 2015.


If you would like a hard copy of the winners, please mail a self addressed envelope with postage to:

The House – Lib Tech – Jamie Lynn 20th Anniversary Board Giveaway

200 S. Owasso Blvd E.

St. Paul, MN 55117



You understand that by entering the Giveaway you are providing your email address to Active Sports Inc. The information you provide will be used to administer the Giveaway including, without limitation, to communicate with entrants or potential winners to the extent permitted by law. Sponsors (The House and SASS) may contact you by email or otherwise to send you company updates and announcements and promotions. You may unsubscribe at any time. Except as otherwise stated in these Official Rules, any personal information collected in connection with this Giveaway will be used in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

The sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Minnesota without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Minnesota, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Minnesota. In addition, any dispute relating to the Sweepstakes (including these Official Rules) shall be brought in the appropriate state or federal court having jurisdiction over the subject matter located in the County of Hennepin, Minnesota.


The House Announces Official Retail Partnership with USASA

USASA_logoThe House Boardshop and USASA Provide Golden Opportunities to Thousands of Snowboarders and Freeskiers

St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) Oct. 15, 2014 — Opportunities are born from commitment. The House Boardshop today announced its partnership with the United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA)  to become the official retail sponsor of all local and national USASA competitions. This exclusive partnership demonstrates the commitment of both brands to nurture the personal development and competitive spirit of all participants. Each year thousands of snowboarders and freeskiers of all ages from Olympic hopefuls to recreational riders join the USASA.

“USASA’s mission is to facilitate fun and fair events for all ages across the country, to attract snowboarders and freeskiers, promote their development, provide member education and influence the future of our sports,” said Pete Davis, USASA’s executive director.

Every US Olympic snowboarder has started their competitive career in the USASA. That is a great incentive for anyone who dreams of being the best. But if being an Olympian doesn’t drive you, USASA has many other recreational competitions that are equally as rewarding. Regardless of goals, being a member instills courage and confidence that integrates into all aspects of life.

The House believes everyone needs a support vehicle to succeed in life and sport. That is why The House is offering product discounts to all USASA members in an effort to equip participants with the necessary tools so that everyone regardless of socioeconomic background can get involved. This strategy helps build and sustain a “core” market of snowboarders and freeskiers to be lifelong consumers of the sports and brands.


About The House Boardshop:

The House educates, enriches and invigorates its core members to form a symbiotic relationship among cultures, sports and lifestyles. Each product we sell has been researched and tested by experts and, ultimately, approved by the end user – that’s you, the driving force behind everything that keeps us stoked! Simply put: We Embody What We Sell. The House is the nation’s largest boardshop based in St. Paul, MN. Founded in 1982, The House has equipped and sponsored everyone from weeknd warriors to Olympic Gold medalists.


Click here To see all  USASA events and clinics.


For more info contact:

Matt Gustafson