Sneak Peek 2015 Dynastar Cham Skis

 The phrase “CHAM wow” echoed more frequently at the 2014 SIA Trade Show in Denver, Co., than the reverberated sound of footsteps at the local buffet. No, the blissful oralation didn't stem from the famous towel that soaks up everything, but rather from the adulation surrounding Dynastar’s award-winning CHAM series.  As like its phonetic twin, [...]

By | 2014-06-18T10:15:07+00:00 June 18th, 2014|Industry Interviews, Ski Reviews, Ski Tech|0 Comments

Sneak Peek 2015 Rossignol Experience Skis

  Rossignol  brought plenty of radical Experiences, literally, to this year’s SIA Trade Show in Denver, CO. The newly super-tech-injected Experience series is Rossignol’s attempt at monopolizing the all-mountain ski market. Proof? The Experience’s SIA booth produced longer lines than at a clinic after the Burning Man festival. For over 100 years, pow junkies have [...]

Top Ten Skis for 2015

Next Years Best Planks Range from Park to Powder At the close of the 2013/2014 season, as I put skis and boots into storage for their summer slumber, even as I prepare for the river, for hiking and biking trails, for camping and backpacking, I can not help but to look longingly into the future [...]

By | 2014-05-02T15:15:35+00:00 May 2nd, 2014|Industry Interviews, Ski Reviews, Ski Tech|1 Comment

Sneak Peek at 2015 Lange XC 120 Ski Boot

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 [...]

By | 2014-04-16T14:16:45+00:00 April 16th, 2014|Industry Interviews, Product Reviews, Ski Tech|0 Comments

Sneak Peek at 2015 Dynafit Beast 14 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 [...]

By | 2014-04-15T13:12:29+00:00 April 15th, 2014|Product Reviews, Ski Tech, Stand Up Paddleboarding|0 Comments

Exclusive Sneak Peek at 2015 K2 Shreditor Skis

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 [...]

By | 2014-04-15T11:32:54+00:00 April 15th, 2014|Industry Interviews, Ski Reviews, Ski Tech|0 Comments

Sneak Peek at 2015 Line Skis

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 [...]

By | 2014-04-15T09:38:06+00:00 April 15th, 2014|Industry Interviews, Ski Reviews, Ski Tech|0 Comments

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