2015 Capita Spring Break Tree Hugger

Capita Spring Break Tree Hugger

One of the best things about going to Test Fest independently is that I had a lot of freedom to ride different boards. One such board was the Tree Hugger, a collaboration between Capita and Corey Smith’s Spring Break Snowboards. Size: The only size it’s available in is 161 Bindings: Hmmm Union Forces maybe? Shape: Kind of…

Ride Helix Snowboard

2015 Ride Helix Snowboard Review

Continuing my all-mountain kick at Test Fest this year, the Ride reps put me on the Alter Ego (review coming soon) the Helix, which has a crazy asymmetric shape. Note: Ride currently has this listed as a “park” board on their website. I’m not sure that’s correct, I was told it’s A/M Freestyle and a…

Boyne Highlands Bike Park

Mountain Biking at Boyne Highlands Bike Park

Last weekend I hit the road and headed to Northern Michigan for a few days to check out the downhill/freeride bike park at Boyne Highlands resort. If you’ve never been and want to know what it’s all about, read on! Mike had gotten an earlier start, and had already secured a campsite at the world’s…

Mountain biking at Crystal Mountain MI

Downhill Mountain Biking Crystal Mountain MI

Recently I found myself about an hour away from Crystal Mountain resort, with my bike and looking for some singletrack to ride.  With temps set to break 90F I opted to check out the downhill mountain biking Crystal Mountain is now offering — mostly because I didn’t want to do any climbs in that heat. But…

2015 Signal Disruptor

2015 Signal Disruptor Snowboard Review

Signal Snowboards went back to the drawing board for the 14/15 season and started from scratch with a new lineup. The Disruptor series is a park board available in flat or traditional camber. I opted for traditional camber. Size: 156 Bindings: 2013 NOW IPO Shape: True twin, blunted nose & tail, camber (also available in…

2015 Capita Ultrafear

2015 Capita Ultrafear Review

The 2015 Capita Ultrafear has a super clean minimalist graphic that tells you to “stay badass”. Wise words, indeed. Flat-rocker seems to be the neglected stepchild of snowboard shapes but I’ve usually found it pretty versatile so hopefully the Ultrafear stacks up to that. Size: 155 Bindings: 2015 Union Contact Pro Shape: True twin with…