It’s another year and another SIA trade show is in the books. There were less booths, more crappy companies, and then a bunch of product from the brands that don’t suck. Look through the picture gallery at all the bad photos I took or check out some key highlights below.
Marhar Snowboards, Michigan’s favorite brand have a new board in their line up. The Lumberjack is a short fat powder board designed for ripping in the trees and hitting natural log jibs. Having taken this out for a few laps at the On-Snow demo at Copper Mountain all I can say is wait for the review this board rips.
While Arbor is known for their boards they’ve introduced two bindings to their line up for next year. While some companies might OEM a binding that’s just made up of hodge podged parts, Arbor hired esteemed binding developer Alex Warburton to work on this project.
For those suffering through Raynauds Syndrome or just cold feet, Burton has upped their game with an aftermarket liner that heats up. It holds a charge up to 8 hours on the highest setting, has a USB recharge port, and retails for $219.
Bindings from Rome.
32 and Jeremy Jones are back with his splitboarding boot. Let the haters and skeptics renounce it, but there are tweaks to it.
Flux partners with artist James Haunt again while tweaking their bindings.
Gentemsticks Taro has a boot with K2 for next year that features an asymmetrical cuff and is built around the snow surfing he’s known for.
Sketchy Tank everything for next year. EVERYTHING!
It’s black, it’s a snowboard, and you might die!
Who would want to see video of me wearing this while getting hit with a baseball bat?