2016 K2 Lien FS Snowboard Bindings – Sneak Peek

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K2 Lien FS Bindings

k2-logo-120-07When a snowboard bindings wins the High Cascade Snowboard Camp‘s Camper’s Choice Award it goes to show it can withstand a beating test.  Moving into next season the 2016 K2 Lien FS Snowboard Bindings pick up where they left off, with a proper foot pressure map, all terrain flex zones, and power transmission pods that insure correct biomechanics and consistent flex of the snowboard.  The urethane Tweakback Highback allows for pinpointed pokes.  Comfort is crucial for riders who demand the best and the Lien AT Bindings have it; the Harshmellow™ impregnated ankle strap and Canted Seamless Shockpad Footbeds align for all day satisfaction.

2016 Lien AT Bindings

Check out all K2 Snowboard Bindings HERE.

2016 K2 World Wide Weapon (WWW) Snowboard – Sneak Peek

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K2 WWW Snowboard

k2-logo-120-07Standing on a pillar of greatness is the new 2016 K2 World Wide Weapon (WWW) Snowboard.  With a wrap around graphic that continues from the topsheet onto the base the WWW not only looks great, it rides great.  The Jib Tip and Tweekend nose and tail compliment the full length press-able base that defines one of the greatest freestyle snowboards of all time.  Receiving Snowboard Magazine’s Platinum Pick Awards and High Cascade Snowboard Camp‘s Camper’s Choice Award  are reminders that if you’re thinking about getting the WWW, you should.

2016 K2 World Wide Weapon Snowboard

Length: 144cm, 148cm, 152cm, 156cm, 151cm W, 154cm W, 157cm W

Check out all K2 Snowboards HERE.

2016 K2 Joy Driver Snowboard – Sneak Peek

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K2 Joy Driver Snowboard

k2-logo-120-07Looking back from the distant future snowboarding will thank K2 for designing the 2016 Joy Driver snowboard.  With a heavy  influence from all mountain ripper Lucas Debari the K2 Joy Driver is versatile enough to handle anything the mountain can dish out.  The camber profile shape’s center rests under the medial side of the back inserts which provides explosive pop out of the tail.  A 2 year warranty is the passanger of the ultra lightweight and strong Bambooyah™ Blend WH4 core, if you need a friend you can find it in the Joy Driver.

2016 K2 Joy Driver Snowboard

Length: 156cm, 159cm, 162cm, 165cm, 158cm W, 163cm W

Check out all K2 Snowboards HERE.

2016 K2 Wild Hearts Enjoyer Series Snowboard – Sneak Peek

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K2 Wild Hearts Enjoyer Series Snowboard

k2-logo-120-07The rush of blood caused by the 2016 K2 Wild Hearts Enjoyer Series Snowboard is never ending.  For the free spirited women of the world the Wild Hearts combine the highest caliber technology beating through the entire board.  K2’s WH4 core, the lightest and strongest, uses Honeykomb™ to reduces weight and renewable wood to optimize strength.  The ICG10 Glass integrates carbon into the fiberglass for explosive pop that can’t be beat.  If there’s one hard charging board to get in 2016, it’s the K2 Wild Hearts.

2015 K2 Wild Hearts Snowboard

Length: 143cm

Check out all K2 Snowboards HERE.

2016 K2 World Wide Weapon (WWW) Enjoyer Series Snowboard – Sneak Peek

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K2 WWW Enjoyer Series Snowboard

k2-logo-120-07Adding more fun to the pack the 2016 K2 World Wide Weapon (WWW) Enjoyer Series Snowboard offers tip and tail customization to this already legendary freestyle jib board.  Just past the contact point the steel edges end and a nylon tips start; allowing for DIY cut customization!  The WWW Snowboard’s playful feel is from the Freestyle Baseline’s predominantly flat profile. Do what you love, and do it on the K2 WWW.

2016 K2 WWW

Length: 148cm

Check out all K2 Snowboards HERE.

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.

 

 

How to Choose a BMX Bike

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Bicycle motocross, or BMX, has been around since disco and bell bottoms. Jumping, racing and pulling BMX stunts is the type of crazy that never truly dies. Designed for tough track riding, BMX bikes excel on dirt, vert, park, street and flatland. Classic BMX bikes have low saddles, chunky tires, durable metal frames and high straight handlebars. On the flip side, there are several BMX variations, with some tailored for urban skills or heavy-duty jumps, for example. As with any bike purchase, you need to do some research and choose a bike that’s comfortable to ride. From racing on dirt tracks to skateparks to performing flatland tricks, you’ll first need to determine which style of BMX riding best suits your interests.

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  • BMX – This is a dirt ready race bike with knobby tires, a lightweight frame and parts, and a strong rear brake. It’s best for dirt-track racing, going fast off road and for short distances.
  • Freestyle – A super-sturdy stunt and trick bike, Freestyle BMX bikes have an ultra-beefy frame and wheels, pavement-ready tires, cable-detangling headset and axle pegs. Take this bad boy to skateparks. It’s perfect for learning and performing stunts and tricks.
  • Jump – Sometimes called a Dirt Jumper, these are essentially a fusion of BMX and freestyle bikes. They’re similar to a classic BMX bike, but less aggressive. Jump bikes have a sturdy frame and wheels, rear brake, and knobby tires. They’re ideal for carving local trails, jumping ramps and thrashing your friend’s back yard.

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  • Mini – Four to six year olds are a perfect fit for this tiny BMX bike. It has a low standover height, 155-mm cranks, 20 x 1 1/8″ tires.
  • Junior – Designed for seven to nine year olds, Junior BMX bikes have a slightly larger frame than Mini, 165-mm cranks and 20 x 1 3/8″ tires.
  • Expert – Nine to 13 year olds should rock an expert bike. It has a longer top tube than Junior, 170-mm cranks, 20 x 1.5-1.75″ tires.
  • Pro – Riders 12 and up are ready for a Pro BMX bike. They come standard with a “full-size” frame, 175-180-mm cranks, 20 x 1.75-2.2″ tires.

We’re nearly there! If cost isn’t an issue, choose an aluminum frame for a lightweight bike for racing. Younger children may also find aluminum frames lighter and easier to handle. Let’s not forget the wheels! If you plan to race, remember that racing BMX wheels tend to be lightweight, with 32 spokes, according to the Cool Biking Zone website. However, for urban tricks, you’ll need a more solid wheel with either 48 spokes or a thicker mag-style design.

 

Bern Asks, “Do You Have $300 Feet and a $10 Head?”

Protect your gray area! Because living in a black-and-white world sucks. You know that spongy grayish matter called the brain? Yah, you do not want it to become scrambled or at worse spill out on to the slopes! Your brain is a highly sensitive device that unfortunately comes in a chintzier case than a CD. And so often we see snowboarders and skiers wearing 300-dollar boots protecting their feet and a 10-dollar beanie protecting their heads. What sense does that make? Protect the head and stay living in color!

You may think donning a helmet is either uncool or inconvenient, but how cool will it be having drool wiped from your mouth for the rest of your life? When it comes to protecting your head, Bern believes there is a gray area and has engineered a way to protected and serve it.

Bern Unlimited specializes in head protection for non-motorized action sports enthusiasts. Bern’s passion, focus and commitment to providing unparalleled head protection is evident when concust or brain scramble rarely manifests after a crash, bump or a thrown bottle at an after party. Each Bern helmet is cast  from designers and engineers to fit each rider’s personality, lifestyle and, most importantly, the brain. Bern has driven the evolution of head protection. Get out and enjoy participating in action sports — consider it now safe to Crash and Bern.

The helmet to most boarders is right below the snowboard pole on the must-have list. Don’t add to the growing population of brain damaged daredevils who poured thousands into “cooler” tech rather than on a helmet. Remember, it takes seconds to put a helmet on but a lifetime of struggles if you don’t. Do you have a Crash and Bern story? Tell us, then find your protection at The House

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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.