Snowboarding Gear

Snowboard Boot Sizing

Snowboard boots are the most important pieces of gear you will buy.  There are a great variety of snowboard boot sizings and styles on the market, from stiff boots designed for increased support, to soft and flexible boots that allow for more freedom of movement.  […]

CandyGrind…beyond the chairlift

how it began… The year is 2007.  Three guys riding a lift together at Brenkenridge start talking about the need for good quality, functional snowboarding accessories.  This is how the Candygrind story begins. Austin Paik, Aaron Mynett and Nick Demello were spending pretty much every […]

Deeluxe Snowboard Boots: adjustability and comfort in every model

Deeluxe is a twenty-five year old company out of Austria that produces high-end snowboard boots.   They are rider-owned and independent and they accommodate the entire range of snowboarding styles from urban riding to technical backcountry free-riding.   Deeluxe is known for using high-quality materials and creating […]

Looking for snowboarding outerwear? Here’s what to look for

So you are looking for new snowboarding clothes this season…maybe you are not quite sure what you should be looking for and what all the technical jargon is that goes along with some items you find on the racks of your local stores. We are […]

Airblaster Snowboarding = Fun

Airblaster is a snowboarding apparel company out of Portland, Oregon.   It was founded in 2003 by pro snowboarders Travis Parker, Jesse Grandkowski and Paul Miller.  Airblaster’s product line started out consisting of three t-shirts and a beer coozie.  They eventually expanded into making the Airleashsnowboard […]

Snowboard Reviews and more- Geeks of Shred has it all

Last weekend we met up with Hanna Haidar, one of the founders of the snowboard reviews blog Geeks of Shred.  In addition to being a long-time surfer, world traveler, and author, Hanna is a top-notch snowboard instructor at Sugarbush resort in Vermont.  A few years […]

Flux Snowboard Bindings Always Moving Forward

Flux is a twenty-one year old Japanese company that makes some of the best snowboard bindings on the market.   Since 1992 their innovations have consistently changed industry standards.  They were the originators of toecap straps as well as urethane infused high backs and chassis.   They […]

Next Year’s Snowboarding Gear: An SIA Re-Cap

Last Friday we arrived in Denver to take a close look at next year’s snowboarding gear.  It is now Saturday, February 9 and SIA (SnowSports Industries America) is over…Demo Days are over…Winter Park is over and we are stuck at DIA waiting to get back […]

New Snowboarding Gear…another perspective

After spending two days at the SIA (Snowsports Industries of America) snowshow and another two days testing all of the new gear, it’s official…we’re overwhelmed.  But there is no time for that because now all of our orders are due so it’s time for us […]

Testing Out New Snowboards at SIA Demo Days: Mark’s Re-Cap

After the SIA Trade Show all the participants have the opportunity to head to Winter Park for two days of testing out next season’s snowboard gear.  Almost all of the vendors are represented so the selection of boards and bindings to ride is vast.  After last year’s […]

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