We’ve delayed on posting the official results of the Best Good Platinum Wood Test Award Picks for far too long, but since it’s the Internet no one noticed or cared and if they did no one bothered to ask us about it. This is the official award winners and a brief description of why they […]
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The United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) officially unveiled the snowboard teams American inspirational outdoor gymnastic exercise outfits to the world. In true Olympic fashion and American patriotism this uniform goes back to the roots of the country and instills repressed memories of long forgotten historical facts.
Michigan a state that looks like a mitten, houses the U.S. automotive industry, created protopunk music with the band Death, and now the proclaimed snowboarder mecca by the worlds most extreme CEO Eneliko Sean “Liko” Smith. If you follow the happenings of the snowboard world then you will remember he had past dealings with Marc […]
This week I’m stepping out of the comfort zone just a bit and talking to exotic people from places with names I can’t even pronounce. Aleksi is from Jyväskylä, Finland. He dreamed of becoming a Meteor and probably enjoys American pop culture more than I do.
At the turn of the century a race around the world to ride twenty six mountains in four countries would seem like something Jules Verne would have written about. This would typically start with two gentlemen sitting around in leather bound chairs sipping brandy talking about what could and couldn’t be done. Then after a […]
We live in a time where present technology seems to borrow from the past to help advance the future. Looking through the annals of snowboarding you can see the influences of yesteryear today. Things like reverse camber, asymetrical sidecuts, blunted shapes, baseless bindings, 3-D bases, and the like seem to have come full circle. What […]
The recent Whitelines piece “In Defense of Shaun White” attempted to answer the question “Why does Shaun White draw the ire of so many in the snowboarding faithful?” There were points and counter points, questions and explanations in the (overall) well-written piece. Still to me it did not really answer the question in as much […]
No one can deny the advancements in snowboard technology at this point, what was thought of as inconceivable is now achieved on a regular basis. Brands and designers are constantly pushing the evolution of shapes, camber, core profiles, and the like to the next level.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the chairlift… Well looks like Hollywood or maybe it’s the bowels of Burbank has decided to create a new fear for all snowboarders. This is probably coming straight to the SyFy channel.
As morbid obesity becomes the latest trends for Americans to get on, the snow sports industry has to keep up with the demands of its participants otherwise couch crunching and channel surfing will become the more prevalent action sports. With the largest complaint of the over weight being that their bodies can’t properly support their […]