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What is “Cant” in a Snowboard Binding?

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Stand over your snowboard. Look down at your bindings. When Canting is applied to a snowboard binding footbed, a small amount of tilt is created by having the footbed higher on the outside of your foot than the inside. It cants your knees inward towards each other, which enables a rider to get more pop…


How to Get Kids Started With Snowshoeing

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Studies have shown that kids who are regularly exposed to nature and the outdoors are smarter, more cooperative and healthier overall. It’s easy to spend plenty of time outside in the summer, but what about the blustery, short days of winter? Time to snowshoe! It’s is a fun, safe and inexpensive activity that families (and…


How to Start Snowboarding – For Kids

Kids love to have fun. Kids love to be outside. Kids love snow and kids also love to ‘dress up’ in gear. With new technology, great teachers and role models like Shaun White, snowboarding is a very attainable and rewarding sport for children of all ages. Sure, your child will fall into the soft snow…


How To: Build a Quiver of Snowboards


In a perfect world, you’ve got multiple snowboards, and each one is specialized for different conditions and terrain. That doesn’t mean you have to buy a fistful of boards at once, but as you collect boards over the years, think about the various components of the perfect quiver.


Traveling Checklist: The Preparation

Unless you are an experienced traveller, many people over look the other tasks that should be handled prior to your trip until they learn the hard way. The mail man will be quite upset if you mailbox is jammed full after a week of neglected newspapers and letter. Your credit card company will ‘protect’ you…


What is Forward Lean on Snowboard Bindings?


The mystery of “Forward Lean” explained and how to experiment and adjust to see what amount of forward lean is right for you.


Teaching Kids to Snowboard; A Parents Guide


How to get your kids started in snowboarding can be challenging prospect to some parents. Certain kids may be unwilling or nervous about beginning the process of learning how to ride a snowboard. Fortunately, snowboarding is one of the most rewarding outdoor activities around, especially for those lucky enough to live near good terrain or…


How To Buy Eco Friendly Snowboards


Learn how some Snowboard companies are making notable efforts to reduce their impacts on the environment.


How to Buy Base Layers


With all the options out there for styled-yet-technical layering pieces, there’s no reason to swamp it up in cotton and freeze this winter. Follow this easy guide to understanding base layering logic.


How To: 50/50 a Flat Rail on a Snowboard


It’s best to start small, and low to the ground, when learning to ride rails. The 50/50 is the easiest and most intuitive way to ride a rail for a beginner. Be sure to scope out the approach and landing before committing, so there are no surprises. When you find a mellow rail, watch some…