2015 Rome Garage Rocker Snowboard Review

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Rome Garage Rocker | Matty Kirchgasler

Currently I’m riding the Garage Rocker. Before trying this board I was pretty convinced that I would only ride a Camber board and be happy with it. Call me old fashioned, but I am a big fan of the edge control and pop that a camber board supplies. Comfortable on the edges and ready to snap an ollie when you need it.

However, I am certainly glad that I chose to push outside my comfort zone to embrace the Garage Rocker. It’s flat underneath and in between the feet where it counts, and reverse where it comes in hand – with only a slight risey. This is a board that harbors the stability you need for jumps but has a hidden secret weapon… You can press with ease.

I’m 6’1″ tall and weigh 175 lbs. with size 12 boots and the 160 Midwide Garage Rocker is the most fitting deck I’ve ridden for my size to date. Also, this board is ready for the park and would probably be awesome in the pow. So stoked on this deck.
– Matty K
Rome and House Team Rider

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Jump Rating: 7/10
Jib Rating: 8/10
Pow Rating: 6/10
Carve Rating: 6/10
All Mountain Rating: 7/10

Shape: True Twin
Profile: Freepop Rocker
Core: TTT Core Matrix
Glass: StraightBiax Laminate
Base: XTRD Base
Laminates: Glass Reverse V Stringer & Bambooster Centerline Technology
Sidecut: Quickrip Sidecut

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2015 Salomon Villain Snowboard Review

Jordan Daniels Salomon Villain Snowboard

Salomon Villain Snowboard | Jordan Daniels

The Salomon Villain Snowboard is a versatile all mountain freestyle board that’s ready to rip any kind of snow you put in front of it. Here’s a little more of what makes this shred stick tick.

To start, the five point equalizer edges makes for a smooth and stable carve, the more contact points the more control from heel to toe. Next, the hybrid camber of The Villain is by far the best then traditional camber boards out today. The camber is flat camber in between the bindings, regular camber underneath the feet and rocker camber on the nose and tail of the board. This hybrid camber acts as a flat camber snowboard as you are riding on the snow and once raised off the snow it becomes a regular camber snowboard essential for park and street.

This snowboard has been one of my favorites to ride everywhere and anywhere there is a jump or a rail. I would recommend this board to anyone who wants a super responsive feel from heel to toe and a flex that is loose but stiff enough so you won’t loop out off your nose or tail. So next time you are at The House Boardshop go and check out the Salomon Villain Snowboard you won’t be sorry you did.

Thanks,
Jordan Daniels
Salomon & House Team Rider

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Shape: True Twin
Profile: Rock Out Camber
Sidecut: EQ RAD
Construction: Popster Booster
Glass: BA MD
Core Type: Aspen SLCT
Suspension: Royal Rubber Pads
Base: Sintered EG
Factory Finish: Medium Stone Finish
Edges: Freestyle Edge Bevel

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2016 K2 Maysis Plus Snowboard Boots – Sneak Peek

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K2 Maysis Plus Boots

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Imagine every great thing you know about the K2 Maysis, and then imagine it with a handful of upgrades, that’s what the new 2016 K2 Maysis Plus Snowboard Boot is all about.

Everything loved about the Maysis is there; the BOA Conda that snuggly wraps the Intuition Pro Foam 3D Liner, the Endo Construction still allows the boots to flex consistently throughout it’s lifetime, and of course Harshmellow underfoot dampening.

The Maysis Plus upgrades include a wide range a tech.  The Vibram V4 Outsole focuses on durability, weight reduction, grip, and a classic lug design.  Although the Maysis Plus only has one BOA external tension system, it works and feels as if it has two BOA dials because of the Tailored Zonal Fit customization.  On the lateral side of the shell the Tailor Zonal Fit system has three different tension notch setting; one with a lower tension bias, one for neutral tension, and one for a upper tension bias.

With a slightly stiff flex and response the K2 Maysis Plus, with all of it’s customization and comfort, is a boot that can master the whole mountain.  Reaching the next level couldn’t be easier, especially if your ride in the Maysis Plus.

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2016 K2 Maysis Snowboard Boots – Sneak Peek

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K2 Maysis Boots

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When a product is backed by a rider growing into legend status like Tim Eddy people should take note, and that’s exactly what’s happening with the 2016 K2 Maysis Snowboard Boots.  Literally people are writing reminder notes to themselves to get the K2 Maysis.

Staring as one of the best selling Double BOA boots ever produced the two BOA dials have different functions; the 3D Molded Tongue‘s BOA controls the upper and lower tension whereas the lateral shell BOA controls the internal Conda Linder Lace System.  The K2 Maysis boots are built to last the test of time with an exoskeleton like Endo Construction that gives the same medium flex on day one as it does on day 1,000.  Harsh landings are no match for the Marshmellow impact resistant comfort pods that are embedded into the outsole.

All mountain freestyle riders can rejoice together because the K2 Maysis Boots provide more than just comfort and convenience, they provide lasting memories and pure joy.

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2016 K2 Raider Snowboard Boots – Sneak Peek

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K2 Raider Boots

k2-logo-120-07The new 2016 K2 Raider Snowboard Boots are designed for great board feel with thin Rubber Lite Outsoles that charge hard from peak to park.  In and out convenience is key with a quick turn of the Raider’s BOA Coiler system.  Inside the soft flexing shell an Intuition Comfort Foam 3D Liner cradles feet into complete comfort.  The K2 Raider leads the way into a new dimension of riding and you’ll want to be a part of that ride.

 

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2016 K2 Ryker Snowboard Boots – Sneak Peek

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K2 Ryker Boots

k2-logo-120-07The lightweight 2016 K2 Ryker Snowboard Boots are a top contender for the best bang for the buck BOA boot in the market.  The Intuition liner has a firm fit controlled by the heel snug quick pull Conda Liner Lace System.  Underneath the feet the K2 Ryker’s Phy-Lite Outsole embedded with Harshmellow dampening offers a board feel that’s unmatched.    When all the chips have been cashed in, the K2 Ryker could be the hand put you on top.

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2016 K2 Thraxis Snowboard Boots – Sneak Peak

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K2 Thraxis Boots

k2-logo-120-07Customization is the name of the game and the game is called the new 2016 K2 Thraxis Snowboard Boots.  With independent upper and lower zones controlled by two BOA dials and an internal BOA Conda liner lace system there’s three dials that offer complete comfort.  Vibram’s outsole grips on any surface the mountain lays out and the Harshmellow mellows harsh landings.  The K2 Thraxis’ exterior Endo Construction provides consistent flex throughout the boots lifetime.  If a long lasting boot is what you want this is the one.

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2016 K2 Formula Snowboard Bindings – Sneak Peek

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K2 Formula Bindings

k2-logo-120-07Driving into the 2016 season with simplicity and comfort is the K2 Formula Snowboard Bindings.  The team favorite for Tim Eddy and Lukas Debari holds its position with an Airlock Highback for feather light seamless energy transfer.  The 3° Canted Footbed fights fatigue and allows for all day comfort on the snow.  Falling in love happens quick with every click of the ratchets just as it should.

 

 

2016 K2 Formula Bindings

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2016 Yes 20/20 Snowboard | Sneak Peek

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Yes 20/20 Snowboard

The 2016 Yes 20/20 Snowboard floats on powder better than powder specific boards yet can grip on corduroy like any true twin board. With what’s called a 3D Powder Hull profile shape, the Yes 2020 Snowboard features a concave nose and tail that provides hydrodynamic planing. If there’s one board that’s going to revolutionize how boards are shaped in the future, it’s the 2015 Yes 2020 Snowboard.

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Lengths: 146cm, 150cm
Shape: True Twin
Sidecut: Radial
Flex: 4/5
Profile: Powderhull
Core: Weightless Core
Glass: Triax
Base: Sintered True

 

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Yes 20/20 Snowboard 3D Powder Hull Profile

The 3D Powder hull starts with a base profile that combines 2 distinct rocker lines that, when blended together, create a pronounced base concave in the nose and tail. The centerline is fully rockered starting from the insert packs, all the way to the tips of the bluntly shaped nose and tail. out at the contact edges, is a more conventional base profile that we use on many of our other boards. The resultant concave across the nose and tail acts differently at the leading end of the board than it does at the trailing end when riding in deep snow. At the leading end (nose), the concave draws air under the board – just as a concave spoon-nose does on longboards in the surf – causing lift and floatation. As the snow moves across the base it releases off the tail and the exaggerated rocker line along the center, causes the tail to drop downward.

So even though it’s a perfectly balanced twin, the board rides through deep snow with the
same pitch, or planing angle, that we get with directional shapes and set-back stances.

On hard-pack it’s just a short, wide, super fun twin.

 

2016 K2 Lien AT Snowboard Bindings – Sneak Peek

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K2 Lien AT Bindings

k2-logo-120-07Proper biomechanics are the foundation to correct and consistent movements on a snowboard; that’s why the 2016 K2 Lien AT Snowboard Bindings are engineered with a foot pressure map, all terrain flex zones, and power transmission pods.  The K2 Lien AT’s all mountain AIRLOCK™ highbacks provide support while the Harshmellow™ offer comfort.  If there’s one binding to get in 2016 for peak to parking lot riding it the K2 Lien AT, and K2 has a Snowboard Magazine Platinum Pick Award to prove it.

2016 K2 Lien AT Bindings

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