Gear Maintenance

How to Fix a Flat Bike Tire

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While they can be frustrating, fixing a flat tire isn’t terribly difficult. When riding, be sure to have a patch kit and bicycle tire release lever. These simple instructions can get you back on your bike quickly. Release the Brake – Before fixing the flat, you’ll need release the brake so that the wheel can…


How To Organize Camping Gear

A few quick and easy tips will keep your camping gear orderly at the campsite and at home. Cooking outside, playing outside 24/7 and ‘being on vacation’ can lead to a disaster zone that will take the fun out of your camping experience. Read on for our top tips on how to organize your camping…


Stand Up Paddle Board Repair

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  Stand Up Paddle Board Repair Dings and cracks come with the paddle board territory for novices and experts alike. Stand up paddleboards (SUP) are pretty durable, but sometimes a deep ding is inevitable, unless you pick up a Super durable board such as a Surftech B1 or Bic Ace-Tec. While many dings are simply cosmetic, many are…


How To Wax Cross Country Skis

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Traditional striding cross country skis will need regular waxing on the center third of the base to enable them to perform properly on the snow. Wax will keep dirt out of the base, prevent the base from drying out and will keep your skis gliding fast. Some cross country skis, however, are waxless. These are…


How To: Technical Fabric Care

So, you bit the bullet with some new technical clothing! The higher price tag on waterproof, breathable, moisture wicking and wind blocking clothing will be well worth the investment and deliver for years with proper care. Read on to learn more about how to care for your sweet new ski parka… Basic Care For Technical…


How to Wax Downhill Skis

How to Wax Your Downhill Skis

In this article we will discuss a simple, easy, and effective way to wax your downhill skis for optimal performance. Waxing your skis is probably the single most important thing you can do for your new purchase to ensure a longer life span that performs. Regular waxing is also essential for speed. Even if you don’t…


Gore-Tex Care: Maintenance, Washing & Restoring Gore-Tex


Taking good care of your waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex jackets or pants is very important when you consider the cost of wearing Gore-Tex. Care of Gore-Tex You love your Gore-Tex®. Admit it. Whether it’s your shoes, your jacket, or your gloves, you rely on Gore-Tex to keep you dry and comfortable for hours, days, months…


How To Mount Snowboard Bindings

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Getting your snowboard setup dialed is akin to fine-tuning a car, but much easier. Still, you want things to be just right when you mount bindings on your board, from choosing binding angles to stance width and forward lean. Finding a comfortable stance width comes first – most riders use between 21”-23” stance widths. To…


On-Hill Accessories. Putting Together a Legit Kit.


Insurance for an epic day of riding.


How to Wax a Snowboard


Nothing will ruin a powder day faster than a slow base. Follow this simple guide so that never happens to you.