Earlier this year the New York Times, the standard in snowboarding journalism, wrote that snowboarding had lost its edge. They concluded that snowboarding had peaked and its growth was on a downward spiral which means its death is near and skiing would be crowned the king of cool.
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Snowboarding is fucking sweet. Think about it. You are riding down a mountain in nature with a friend or 2 not thinking about all the bullshit that is in the world. Some of us are gifted to live in such a part of the world where we don’t have to worry about land mines, polio, [...]
While at SIA (Snowsports Industry of America) earlier this year there were rumors and rumblings about the Elan Snowboard factory filing for bankruptcy. Talking with numerous sources it was confirmed that the factory was not performing so well and operating at a loss which prompted the Slovenian government to pull its aid. As of March [...]
Located at 6022 Main Street in Tannersville New York sits a snowboard shop that you may or may not have heard of called Ice Coast Board Shop or as it is known on the Internet Ice Coast Kills Shit! Made By This Guy our former filmer was able to catch up with Sean Callaghan the [...]
From our shoes to our shirts, we are finding pretty much everything we rely on in our daily lives is now outsourced to a far off place. Don’t think for a second that snowboards are immune to globalization. Outsourcing production to places like China, Taiwan, Indonesia and some areas in Europe seem to be the [...]
This past weekend Vail mountain in the heart of the Colorado Rockies hosted the 31st Burton U.S. Open. Now after 31 years of being in Vermont this was evidently a big deal as someone once threatened to sue my ass into oblivion for posting a photo a little early. Needless to say it was awesome [...]
Febuary 22nd 2013 there was an avalanche in Greely Bowl Area (just outside of ski area boundary) 3 where buried, 2 got dug out in time and the 3rd person (from sources it took them 20 minutes to get him out) died The over sensationalizing of media can be annoying and sometimes ruin the message or [...]
Seems everyone and their brother is making snowboard apps these days. Since I was part of the awesome online snowboard media invited to the Burton Open in Vail by Nokia they have provided me with the new Lumia 820 to play with. Now that I have a Windows phone I can play with the cool [...]
Our world continues to be disrupted from new advances in science made possible by the fruitful efforts of those who venture to gain clarity where there once was obscurity. By now, it is very clear that Bro Flo, Gaperian Motion, Pro Flow, and the Hos Field are real physical phenomena that can be explained with [...]
We’ve mocked snowboard brakes before and it seemed some people were upset about it. Evidently the concept of edge control was lost on them or perhaps the idea of flipping your board over so it’s laying bindings facing down is just too hard to grasp, either way it was a mixed bag. Now here we [...]