Technology

2013 Hyperlite Franchise Jimmy LaRiche Wakeboard Review

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Hyperlite Franchise The first thing you’ll enviously notice staring that the Hyperlite Franchise Wakeboard is the graphic.  The Hyperlite Visual Liberation is a collection of wakeboards that draws inspiration from a worldly group of desingers.  The Hyperlite Franchise’s graphic was created by Theocy Design.  Clap your hands with a big stance for those guys.  But…

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2013 Quiksilver Travis Rice Collection

  2013 Quiksilver Travis Rice Collection Yeah, yeah, yeah there has been a lot of talk about Travis Rice lately.  He was the star of the Art of Flight that came out earlier this season, he was the man behind the Red Bull Supernatural event, and he dates a supermodel (well, she’s pretty close).  When…

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Ryan Paul Pro Colorway – Switchback Bindings

Switchback Bindings Ryan Paul Pro Colorway Of all the Switchback Binding Pro Colorways RP’s is our favorite.  Although the Miami Dolphins haven’t been the same since Dan Marino retired, Ryan Paul is bringing the colors back to life.  Customize your Switchback Bindings and ride the PR Colorway!    

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Burton TouchTec Gloves Technology

You’re running around down town on foot just a hair before midnight trying to find which bar your friends have taken over. It’s 18 degrees out. Your bare hands are so cold that your touchscreen phone won’t budge. You put your gloves on for a few minutes to warm them up. The moment you take…

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Fabric Glossary

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Outdoor clothing technology is rapidly changing with each season. Just when you think your battery operated thermal jacket is the best purchase ever, a lighter weight body heat reflective liner comes out. And when you dive in to do some research on your own, you’re frustrated by a language of acronyms! Well, you shouldn’t have…

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Which Stand Up Paddle Board is Right For Me?

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Maybe you’ve rented a few times or borrowed a friend’s stand up paddle board. Or maybe you know you’ll love the sport and are ready to dive right in to new gear. Regardless, it’s always a wise idea to do a little research to pin point the board that’s best for you. With a properly…

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What Are Snowboards Made Of?

Trick question. Snowboards are made of a variety of materials featuring sandwich construction crafted together to make a performance board that gives you speed, flotation and response over the snow. So, if you guessed wood, you are correct. If you guessed foam, P-tex or metal, you are also correct. Specific construction and materials vary from model…

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The Ultra Cush Back Panel Technology

A comfortable backpack will make or break a walk to class, a trek to the summit or a pedal across town. Having the corner of a book dig into your back is just plain silly. And what to do when the thermometer his 80? Do you forgo bringing a backpack full of snacks, cold beverages,…

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Water Repellent vs. Waterproof

By definition, fabric that is water repellent has been treated with a coating making it very difficult for water to penetrate. Think several steps above a rain jacket ‘look alike’ from Wal-Mart. Waterproof, on the other hand, denotes a fabric that is impervious to water meaning water cannot penetrate the fabric. Think $250 Gore-Tex jacket….

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2012 Radar Waterskis Technology

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At Radar lab they use computer aided design and top of the line CNC machinery and hours of product testing to make some of the best skis on the skis on the market.  Radars ideals are based on the evolution of slalom theory and design rooted in over 50 years of waterski experience.   Radar Waterski Technology Edge Profile Multiple…

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