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Top 5 Sleeping Bags

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Top 5 Sleeping Bags What goes into picking out the Top 5 Sleeping Bags?  A lot of sleep.  This great assortment of bags spans a wide range of needs, designs, and of course budgets.  There’s a lot of hype surrounding camping gear these days and we cut through the mud by selected the Top 5…

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Exclusive Sneak Peek at 2015 K2 Annex Skis

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K2 peaked at the SnowSports Industries America (SIA) trade show in Denver when it captivated the audience with the Annex series. The scene was almost Pied Piper’ish. Annex is a directional freeride ski for the aggressive powder-crusher looking to charge harder than a rhino on Red Bull. K2 has mastered the art of ski making…

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Sneak Peek at 2015 Lange XC 120 Ski Boot

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Lange (manufacturer of all out awesome alpine boots) embedded an indelible bootprint on the industry at this year’s SnowSports Industries America (SIA for newbies) Trade Show in Denver. From the corn-soaked fields of Dubuque, Iowa to World Cup podium domination, Lange has had many firsts in the alpine boot industry and has amassed an unparalleled…

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Sneak Peek at 2015 Dynafit Beast 14 Binding

New 2015 Dynafit Beast 14 Ski Binding

2015 Dynafit Beast 14 Binding This past January’s SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Trade Show in Denver felt more like a “tech” buzzword feeding frenzy than a show that had touted individualism. It seemed companies were hyper-concerned with meeting their impression goals by resorting to carni-style tactics: “Step right up and get your tech here!” Dynafit,…

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Exclusive Sneak Peek at 2015 K2 Shreditor Skis

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2015 K2 Shreditor Skis K2 climbed to the summit of success at this year’s SnowSports Industries America (SIA) in Denver, Co. when it unleashed the Shreditor–a beast of a ski. Carnage ensued shortly after that. K2’s predator tamer Mike gets giggity about the athlete-inspired line of playful, surfy and versatile skis. The line comes in…

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Sneak Peek at 2015 Line Skis

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For years at trade shows, the Line booth smelled of wafting excrement from adjoining bathrooms either because no one had heard of Line or the industry had been secretly making tie-ins with the unknown brand. What a difference innovation makes. At last January’s SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Trade Show in Denver, Line threw down some fat…

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Stand Up Paddle Board Regulations

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  Oceans, lakes and rivers have all seen a recent explosion in stand up paddle boarding (SUP). Due to it’s increased popularity, the US Coast Guard classified SUPs as vessels in 2008, which means they have to adhere to the same regulations as canoes and kayaks when operated outside of surfing areas. Such regulations should…

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Exclusive Sneak Peek at 2015 Armada Skis

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A fleet of Armadas docked at the SnowSports Industries America in Denver, Co. this past January. Equipped with arsenal for the long battle, Armada brought its new backcountry and park weaponry for an all out assault on the competition. “Armada who?” You ask. Armada is a ski company on the cutting-edge of the sport where…

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Sneak Peek at 2015 4FRNT Skis

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2015 4FRNT Skis 4FRNT showcased its new women’s specific Hoji W at this year’s SnowSports Industries of America (SIA) Trade Show in Denver, CO. For many years this rider owned and operated ski company has been producing some of the most state of the art skis the industry has ever seen. More recently they’ve also…

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Sneak Peek at 2015 Slash Snowboards

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Slash snowboards made a lasting impression at last January’s SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Trade Show in Denver. Owner by the one an only Gigi Ruf, the man and mission behind Slash snowboards, stepped out of the shadows and into the limelight for his creative ingenuity off the mountain. From his inauspicious beginnings in Austria to…

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