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What does “shop local” mean to your local snowboard shop?

What does “shop local” mean to your local snowboard or sup shop? In a word…EVERYTHING! Not unlike other small businesses, your local snowboard shop exists to serve the community.  Of course we rely on the residents of our towns and surrounding areas to keep us […]

Snowboarding History

Snowboarding history, where and when did it all begin?  Well, it is not hard to imagine that someone over the course of human history slid down a slope covered in snow by standing sideways on some sort of plank.  Unfortunately, that person(s) will remain in […]

Choosing a Snowboard

Choosing a snowboard for beginners can be challenging given that there are many different types of snowboards on the market today.  Snowboards come in different shapes, camber profiles, materials and other technical features that make the board perform in specific ways.  It is a good […]

Snowboarding helmets…why should you wear one?

“Taking head impacts is more than just a cracked skull.  It’s your brain you’re talking about.  And when you talk about your brain, it’s the color that you like.  It’s the music that you listen to.  It’s the friends you have.  It’s everything.”  Tom Feiten, […]

What’s Going On in the Snowboarding Industry

The Snowboarding Industry Over the last few years there has been some concern over the health of the  snowboarding industry.  Snowboarding gear sales have gone up and down over the last four years while ski sales have stayed relatively unchanged.  Likewise, according to the National […]

Choosing a snowboard helmet

Last week we did a post about why you should wear a helmet.  Now we will give you some tips on how to choose one. For many years there were very few changes in the helmet industry.  There have been two basic designs out there…helmets […]

Latest snowboard tech…how much do you need?

There is a LOT of high tech snowboarding gear on the market.  How much do you really need?  Do you need the latest space age materials snowboard that sells for $2600?  Do you need the most expensive Gore-Tex Pro shell?  Do you need a full […]

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