2016 K2 Carveair Enjoyer Series Snowboard – Sneak Peek

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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

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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.

 

 

Burton’s 2015 Squeezebox Technology

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Burton Snowboards give back more than they’ve taken out.  Since day one they’ve paved the way for constant progression, innovation, and understanding.  The time to showcase the evolution of technology is now, and there is no better company than Burton to do it with.

The ever expanding boandaries of Burton Snowboards lead to some of the most revolutionary technology that snowboarding has ever seen.  Technologies like Squeezebox, a performance driven core profile shape, mold the industry into new dimensions of pop and flex without sacrificing the strength of a snowboard.  For the 2015 Burton Snowboards, the Squeezebox was expanded with the addition of two new profiles; Squeezebox High and Squeezebox Low.

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Squeezebox High

Found in the most responsive decks within Burton’s line, Squeezebox High gives an aggressive edge to the already agile boards.  With carbon fleece laid outside of the bindings areas boards featuring Squeezebox High have a quicker snap, more powerful pop, and lighting fast edge to edge transitions.

Squeezebox High is available in these Burton Snowboard models:  Antler, Custom X, Feelgood, Feelgood Flying V

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Squeezebox

Classic Squeezebox is the profile shaped that changed the game.  With a perfect blend of thick and thin sections Squeezebox gives boards a perfect balance of energy transfer, consistent snap, firm stability in all riding conditions on any terrain.  Boards featuring Squeezebox are the most well rounded snowboards in Burton’s line.

Squeezebox is available in these Burton Snowboard models:  Flight Attendent, Spliff, Day Trader, Anti-Social, Custom, Custom Flying V, Barracuda, Trick Pony, Process, Process Flying V, Process Off-Axis, Nug, Nug Flying V, Deja Vu Flying V, Lip-Stick, Nugget, Talent Scout

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Squeezebox Low

With the progressive rider in mind Burton laid out Squeezebox Low.  A more stable lateral foot platform and a consitently smooth flex medially boards featuring Squeezebox Low will help reach the next ranks of progression. Jibbers will love this new core profiling shape because of the firmer flexing nose and tail to lock in dominate presses.

Squeezebox Low is available in these Burton Snowboard models:  Pile Driver, Blunt, Clash, Ripcord, Name Dropper, Descendant, Socail, Feather, Genie, Socialite

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Off-Axis Squeezebox

Off-Axis Squeezebox anatomically alignes the angles of the thick and thin core profile sections to match the average freestyle rider’s stance angles of +15° and -15°.  Providing a natural smooth flex for park riding all boards featuring Off-Axis Squeezebox core profiling are asymmetrical and have a set toeside and heelside edge.

Off-Axis Squeezebox is available in these Burton Snowboard models: Custom Flying V Twin, Custom Twin, Process Off-Axis, Talent Scout, Name Dropper

Check out all of the Burton Snowboards  featuring Squeezbox technology HERE.

Sneak Peek at 2015 K2 Fastplant Snowboard

k2 Snowboards and SkisAfter taking a 5-year hiatus, the 2015 K2 Fastplant reemerged at this year’s SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Trade Show in Denver with a wild new look and fresh tech. At first glance of the board’s groovy psychedelic aesthetics, K2 onlookers appeared dazed and confused as if they just came from a Hate-Ashbury festival.  But this freestyle-focused board is more than just a snippet from a Timothy Leary dream; it’s a confidence building machine that’s packed with every modern tech feature. So whether you’re looking to better your butters or shred the piste out of the mountain, the K2 Fastplant is the board that will make every adventure a memorable one.

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Hunter, global brand director at K2, talks about the inspiration behind the Fastplant and how it embodies the mantra of “Seek and Enjoy.” Whatever adventure you seek, feel confident knowing that K2 has loaded this board with more technology than whiskey loaded John Belushi.  The Fastplant has a freestyle baseline, Tweakends, ICG 20 carbon fibers, carbon web, Boombayah core and ollie bar to bring you the most popilicious park board on the market. In fact, the Bambooyah core is so uber-durable that K2 offers a 5-yr warranty on it.  Now that’s confidence! K2 understands that each shredder seeks different adventures, so let the Fastplant be your sherpa and go enjoy whatever terrain moves you.

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K2 Rep Brian shows off the Faceplant at The House.

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Top Ten Snowboard Graphics of 2013/2014

Ten Ten Snowboard Graphics

Top Ten Snowboard Graphics

It’s that time of year again, time to get a new deck.  If you can only get just one how do you choose?  Most people choose the boards by the construction materials and graphic.  Luckily enough is Top Ten Snowboard Graphics of 2013/2014 list has boards that ride great AND look cool.  Take a closer look.

 

Burton Nug Snowboard

Burton Nug Snowboard

burton-logo-120-07Look at this beauty, just look at it.  With all narcotic references set aside, the Burton Nug Snowboard is one sweet little doobie. Burton always puts out great graphics and the Nug’s conceptual drive sets it apart from many bland decks.  In addition to the Burton Nug looking rad it actually features scratch and sniff topsheet sections that smell like pine.  Neat.

Capita Defenders of Awesome Snowboard

Capita Defenders of Awesome Snowboard

capita-logo-120-07What would make you feel more secure than a gun toting babe defending your awesomeness?  Not much.  The Capita Defenders of Awesome Snowboard, A.K.A. DOA, blasts a hole right through lame graphics everywhere.  If you like the 80’s you’ll like the DOA.

DC Tone SnowboardDC Tone Snowboard

dc-logo-120-07There is has always been an odd association with ski partol and death/life.  That’s why the DC Tone Snowboard has a creature from the living dead on it; that’s right a zombie.  Each size of the Tone has a different graphic with the same theme.  The sintered base die-cut is a nice touch.

 

GNU Danny Kass

GNU Danny Kass

gnu-logo-120-07Oh Danny boy.  Danny Kass has had is wild assortment of pro model graphics, and this season’s might be the best yet.  The Gnu Danny Kass Snowboard thrashes everything and helps make you looked cooler than you actually are.

K2 Fastplant Snowboard

K2 Fastplant Snowboard

k2-logo-120-07Seek and enjoy with the K2 Fastplant Snowboard.  The Fastplant graphic blends a few different influences together to blow your mind.  Hopefully your spirit animal matches the one on the size you ride.

Nitro Swindle Snowboard

Nitro Swindle Snowboard

nitro-logo-120-07Every snowboarder want to be a better skateboarder, that’s a fact, or at least it should be.  Even if you can’t switch crook you might be able to do a cab 270° front tail back nose (change-up) pretzel out on the Nitro Swindle Snowboard.  Does the topsheet feel like grip tape?  Yep.  Is there a stencil design by Mouse on the deck? Yep.  How about a scratch & rip base that changes as the board gets core shots? Yep.

Ride Buck Up Snowboard

Ride Buck Up Snowboard

ride-logo-120-07Not only does the Ride Buck Up Snowboard name rock, the graphic does too.  Combine Teen Wolf and a hipster and you get a Buck Up.  Although I can’t imagine Seb Toots riding this graphic I’m sure glad that it’s available.

Rome ButterKnife Snowboard

Rome ButterKnife Snowboard

rome-logo-120-07One thing is true about Rome, they know how to party.  The Rome Butterknife Snowboard is the deck that will ensure that everyone’s gettin’ leid. Strap your binders in and go have a fun time on the Butterknife.

Salomon Assassin Snowboard

Salomon Assassin Snowboard

SalomonThe first thing that came to my mind when I saw the Salomon Assassin Snowboard was “Damn!”.  The Assassin looks like a mash-up of a viking shield and a Sailor Jerry tattoo.  If you want to start killing it, or want to look like you do, get the Assassin.

The Interior Plain Project Harrow Snowboard

The Interior Plain Project Harrow Snowboard

the-interior-plain-project-logo-120When Pete Harvieux dropped of this year’s The Interior Plain Project Harrow Snowboard I couldn’t believe my eyes.  Out of the Antique Futuristic Collection the Harrow represents many things to many people.  What does it mean to you, pure epicness? Probably.

2013 Good Wood Snowboards

When it comes to Snowboard tests and reviews, the TransWorld Good Wood Awards are by far the most recognized and highly anticipated board test of the year. Over a six day period a solid group of 18 riders took Mt Bachelor like fish to water.   The crew of miscreants tested hundreds of the worlds best board and after a long deliberation only a few survived.  The 2013 Good Wood award winning snowboards are now out, so what are you waiting for? Get yours new deck before there are all gone.

Good Wood Snowboards Over $450

Capita Black Snowboard Of Death 

Good Wood winner of the Over $450 All-Mountain snowboards category.

Features of the Capita The Black Snowboard

  • P2 SUPERLIGHT Core
  • Custom Weave – Basalt Fiberglass Configuration
  • 4 x 20mm Basalt V Tech Reinforcements
  • Wax Infused Rotation Sintered Speed Base
  • New Age Directional Sidecut with Death Grip™
  • Silkscreened + Die Cut Base Graphics
  • PLT Topsheet Technology
  • 360 Degree Steel Edges
  • Full ABS Sidewalls With Silkscreened Graphics
  • 4 x 2 Inserts
  • Aluminum Logo Base Inlay
  • Waist Width (cm): 25.30 (156), 25.6 (159), 25.9 (162), 26.2 (165)

Gnu Impossible A.S.S. Pickle

Good Wood winner of the Over $450 All-Mountain snowboards category.

Features of the GNU Impossible A.S.S Snowboard:

  • Twin Asym Sym Sync.
  • Freestyle Shape And Geometries
  • Elliptical Banana Camber Combo
  • Magne Traction
  • Magnesium Fiber
  • Columbian Gold Eco Core
  • Bio Beans Topsheet
  • Glow In The Dark Sidewalls
  • Sintered Speed Base
  • Flex 5-7 Depending On Size
  • Waist Width (cm): 25.1 (152), 25.3 (155), 25.5 (159)

K2 Happy Hour Snowboard

Good Wood winner of the Over $450 Park snowboards category.

Features of the K2 Happy Hour Snowboard

  • Flatline  Tweakend Profile Sho
  • Ollie Bar
  • Carbon Web I™
  • Flatline Tweakend Baseline
  •  Hybritaper Construction
  • Stabby Twin Shape:
  • Centered Stance
  • WH3 Core:
  •  Triax / ICG10 Glass:
  •  NEW Carbon Web I & NEW Ollie Bar Torsion forks:
  • 4000 Sintered Base
  • Base Bevel: 1 degree
  • Waist Width (cm): 27.40 (151), 24.90 (154), 25.1 (157), 25.3 (159), 25.5

Lib Tech T Rice Pro HP

Good Wood winner of the Over $450 All-Mountain snowboards category.

Features of the Lib Tech T.Rice Pro C2BTX HP Snowboard

  • C2 Power Banana / Camber Combo Techwith Magne-Traction (C2 BTX)
  • Horsepower basalt construction
  • Columbian Gold Core
  • Twin
  • Bio beans sparkle top sheet
  • Sintered base
  • Flex: 7
  • Waist Width (cm): 25.3 (153), 25.8 (157), 26 (161.5), 26.2 (164.5)

Salmon Man’s Board Snowboard

Good Wood winner of the Over $450 All-Mountain snowboards category.

Features of the Salomon Man’s Board

  • Directional Twin
  • Camber
  •  Quadratic Side Cut
  • ABC Green Roll, Popster Construction
  • Ghost Basalt Stringers, BA MD
  • Core Type: Ghost Green
  •  Bamboo + Cork Rails Suspension
  • Sintered EG Base
  • Fine Stone Finish Factory Finish
  • All Mountain Edge Bevel
  • Waist Width (cm): 24.9 (153), 25.2 (156), 25.6 (159), 25.8 (162), 26.1 (165)

Salomon Villain snowboard

Good Wood  winner in over $450 in the Park category.

 Features of the Salomon Villain Snowboard:

  • True Twin
  • Rock Out Camber
  • EQ RAD Side Cut
  • Popster Booster Construction
  • Core Type: Aspen SLCT
  • Suspension: Royal Rubber Pads
  • Base: Sintered EG
  • Factory Finish: Medium Stone Finish
  • Freestyle Edge Bevel
  • Waist Width (cm): 24.2 (147), 24.7 (150), 25.0 (153), 25.2 (155), 25.4 (158)
  • The Villain Wide
    • Waist Width (cm): 25.9 (155W), 26.2 (158W)

Good Wood Snowboards Under $450

Burton Superhero Snowboard

Good Wood winner in the Under $449 Park category.

 

 Features of the Burton Super Hero Wide Snowboard

  • Feel: 3
  • Hi-Speed Quad Package
  • Nug Raduction
  • The Channel
  • Flat Top Bend
  • Twin shape and flex
  • Super Fly Core with Dualzone™ EGD™
  • Triax Fiberglass
  • Base: Sintered
  • Sidewalls: 10:45
  • Squeezebox, Side Effects, Jumper Cables Hi-Voltage, Scoop, Frostbite Edges, Pro-Tip™, and Infinite Ride™
  • Raduction Downsize 4 to 5cm From Normal Board Length
  • Length (cm): 151W, 154W, 158W
  • Superhero Wide Waist Width (cm): 26.1 (151W), 26.4 (154W), 26.6 (158W)

 

Salomon Sabotage Snowboard

Good Wood winner in the Under $449 Park category.

Features of the Salomon Sabotage Snowboard:

  • Shape Profile: Flat Out Camber
  • Side Cut: EQ5
  • Popster, BA MD Construction:
  • Aspen Strong Core
  • Suspension: Royal Rubber Pads
  • Sintered Base
  • Standard Stone Finish
  • Freestyle Edge Bevel
  • Waist Width (cm): 24.5 (148), 24.7 (152), 24.8 (154), 25.0 (156), 25.1 (159)
  • Salomon Sabotage also comes in a Wide 158.

Captita Ultra Fear FK Snowboard

Good Wood winner winner in the Under $449 Park category.

Features of the Captia Ultrafear Fk Snowboard

  • Flex 6
  • DS SELECT Core
  • Die Cut Sidewalls with 1.5mm Dampening System
  • Custom Weave E Class Fiberglass Configuration
  • Wax Infused Rotation Sintered Speed Base
  • Die-Cut / Screened Combo Base Graphics
  • 360 wrapped Degree Steel Edges
  • Aluminum Logo Base Inlay
  • Waist Width (147)24.8, (151) 25.2, (153) 25.35, (155) 25.5, (157) 25.6

Capita Defenders of Awesome Snowboard

Good Wood winner in the Under $449 Park category.

Features of the Capita Defenders Of Awesome Snowboard

  • Mid Flex 5 out of 10
  • SELECT Core
  • 6-K Fiberglass Configuration
  • 2 x 20mm Carbon Kevlar Beams
  • PLT Topsheet
  • HMC Extruded Die Cut Base
  • Direct Digital + Silkscreened Topsheet
  • 360 Degree Steel Edges
  • Aluminum Logo Base Inlay
  • Waist Width (cm): 24.8 (152), 25 (154), 25.2 (156), 25.4 (158), 25.7 (160)

 

K2 Ray Gun Snowboard

Good Wood winner of the Under $449 All-Mountain category.

Key Features of the K2 Raygun Snowboard:

  • All Terrain Rocker
  • Damping: Standard
  • Hybritaper Construction
  • Shape: Twin Hyper Progressive
  • Stance: Setback ¾” (1.9 cm)
  •  W1 Core
  •  Biax / ICG10 Glass
  • Base: 2000 Extruded
  • Base Bevel: 1º
  • Length (cm): 150, 153, 156, 159, 161
  • Waist Width (cm): 24.5 (150), 24.7 (153), 24.9 (156), 25.1 (159), 25.3
  • Wide Waist Width (cm): 26.2 (157W), 26.5 (160W), 26.8 (164W)

Ride Crush Snowboard

Good Wood  winner in the Under $449 Park category.

Key Features of the Ride Crush Snowboard:

  • Shape : LowRize
  • Stance : Centered
  • Flex-O-Meter: 3
  • Thin Con
  • 85A Slimewalls
  • Membrain
  • LowRize Rocker
  • Foundation Tuned Core
  • Cleave Edge
  • Biaxial Glass
  • Fusion 1500 Base
  • Waist Width (cm): 24.9 (147), 25.1 (152), 25.3 (155), 25.5 (158)
  • Wide Waist Widths Cm: 25.9 (153W), 26.1 (156W)

Salomon Salomander Snowboard

Good Wood winner in the Under $449 Park category.

Features of the Salomon Salomonder

Top Ten Men’s Boards Under $449
Burton Super Hero (park), Burton Parkitect (park), Salomon Sabotage (park), Capita, Ultrafear FK (park), Capita Defenders of Awesome (park), K2 Raygun (all-mountain), Nitro T1.5 (all-mountain), Ride Crush (all-mountain), Salomon Salomonder (park), Yes Jackpot (park)

2013 Good Wood Men’s Snowboards Over $450
Capita Black Snowboard of Death (all-mountain), GNU Impossible A.S.S Pickle (all-mountain), K2 Happy Hour (park)
Lib T.Rice Horsepower Pro (all-mountain), Lib TRS (all-mountain), Nitro Rook (all-mountain)
Salomon Man’s Board (all-mountain), Salomon Villain (park), Slash ATV (all-mountain), YES the Greats (all-mountain)

 Womens Good Wood Snowboard Under $449
GNU Velvet Guru (all-mountain), Salomon Oh Yeah (park), Rome Lo-Fi Rocker (park), Roxy Ally (all-mountain), Burton Lipstick (park)

 Womens  Good Wood Snowboard Over $450
Roxy Eminence (all-mountain), Forum Spinster (park), Rome Gold (all-mountain), Lib TRS Narrows (all-mountain), GNU B-Pro (all-mountain)

 

 

2013 Burton Vapor Snowboard Review

2013 Burton Vapor Snowboard

Packed with some of the best tech Burton has to offer. The Burton Vapor is built for serious  rider who looking for pure performance. The VaporTech Construction make the board strong and light and the Carbon I-Beams and Infinite Ride keep poppy and responsive for years to come. If your considering buying this board we know that you want best and thats why we recommend pairing it with Burton Diode EST Bindings and Burton SLX Snowboard Boots.

 Features of the Burton Vapor 

  • Feel: 6-7 Depending on size
  • Vaportech™ Construction
  • The Channel
  • Camber
  • Directional Shape:
  • Directional Flex
  • UltraFly Core:with Multizone EGD
  • Carbon Vaporskin™  Fiberglass with Carbon I-Beam
  •  Sintered WFO Base
  • SlimRail Sidewalls
  •  Stainless Steal Edges with Frostbite Edges, Pro-Tip, and Infinite Ride
  • Length (cm): 155, 157, 159
  • Waist Width (cm): 24.8 (155), 25 (157), 25.2 (159)

2013 Burton Joystick Snowboard Review

2013 Burton Joystick Snowboard

The Joystick is Burton’s highest performance V-Rocker snowboard Burton has ever offered.

Built for the snowboarder  looking to ride at the next level. The Burton Joystick provides you with catch fun for the park  and superb float in the powder that you would expect  form a board with V rocker.  Now with Squeezebox the Joystick hase even more pop and response then ever before.  So if you looking for the best park board around, look no  further then the Burton Joystick.

Features of the Burton Joystick:

  • Feel Rating of 4
  • The Channel
  •  V-Rocker Profile
  • Twin-Like Shape
  •  Directional Flex:
  • Super Fly II Core- with Dualzone EGD
  • Triax™ Fiberglass with Carbon I-Beam
  • Sintered Base
  • 10:45 Sidewalls:
  • Extras: Squeezebox, Jumper Cables Hi-Voltage, Scoop, Frostbite Edges, Ellip Kicks, Pro-Tip, and Infinite Ride
  • Length (cm): 150, 154, 157, 161
  • Tip/Tail Width (cm): 28.87/24.8 (150), 29.22/25 (154), 29.53/25.2 (157), 29.98/25.5 (161)
  • Waist Width (cm): 24.8 (150), 25 (154), 25.2 (157), 25.5 (161)

2013 Burton Whammy Bar Snowboard Review

2013 Burton Whammy Bar Snowboard

With a flex rating of 3 and rail ready tune making the Burton Whammy Bar is a jibbers dreams. The mid wide waist width makes this board is perfect for guys with sizes 10-10.5 boots. The Mid Spoon shape and the Scoop gives this board a forgiving feel for catch free fun in the park.

Features of the Burton Whammy Bar:

  • Flex rating of 3
  • The Channel
  • V-Rocker Shape
  • Twin Shape
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly® Core with Dualzone™ EGD™
  • Dual Density Biax Fiberglass:
  • Sintered Base:
  • Mid Spoon, Scoop, Rail Ready Tune, Ellip Kicks, Pro-Tip™, and Infinite Ride™
  • Comes in a 150, 153, 155, 157
  • Waist Width (cm): 24.9 (150), 25.1 (153), 25.2 (155), 25.4 (157)
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2013 Burton TWC Standard Snowboard Review

2013 Burton TWC Standard Snowboard

Developed with the help of Shaun White the TWC Standard is perfect board for beginner/intermediate riders who are looking  for performance that’s a step above the Burton Blunt and Clash.

 

Features of the Burton TWC Standard Snowboard:

  • Flex Rating of 2
  • V-Rocker Profile
  • Directional Shape:  (3-5mm Taper Depending on Size]
  • Directional Flex
  • Core: Fly®
  • Biax Fiberglass
  • Extruded Base
  • Length: 145, 150, 154, 157, 159
  • Effective Edge (cm): 112.5 (145), 116 (150), 120 (154), 123 (157), 125 (159)
  • Tip/Tail Width (cm): 28.71/24.4 (145), 29.13/24.7 (150), 29.57/25 (154), 29.99/25.3 (157), 30.37/25.6 (159)
  • Waist Width (cm): 24.4 (145), 24.7 (150), 25 (154), 25.3 (157), 25.6 (159)
  • Sidecut (m): 7.02 (145), 7.38 (150), 7.66 (154), 7.85 (157), 7.98 (159)