While it’s not a comprehensive list, here’s our quick 2014/2015 snowboard gear preview.
I didn’t attend SIA this year. Maybe next year. In the meantime, they bombarded me with press releases and mailers so here are the top 3 things that I didn’t see.
The latest company to try and recycle the disco stick snowboard idea is Xero Degree Snowboards and guess what? It’s still a bad idea!
We rode a buttload of new snowboards and bindings, slept little, ate pretty much nothing but free hot dogs and drank pretty much nothing but free beer and red bull (thanks Burton, Salomon, Marhar, Ride and whoever else was slinging free food!).
Here’s a brief recap and a teaser for you.
Homewood Snowboards out of Pennsylvnia was first in line with 2 snowboards sent our way. We’ve already ridden one of them and will be riding another one later this week with reviews to follow. In the meantime, here is a little Q&A with Homewood Snowboards.
Boasting twice the processing power, a redesigned lens, as well as improvements in low-light performance, GoPro just announced the release of their HD Hero2 POV camera, and it seems poised to be a game-changer just like the original HD Hero.
The Whammy bar is one of the Big B’s pricepoint freestyle decks, designed to deliver maximum playfulness for all your jibtastic needs. Leo & I rode the 2012 Whammy Bar at Test Fest in February, paired with the Burton Cartel EST bindings.
Pretty much all of the Tier 1 manufacturers were there although there were some brands we were not able to ride because they weren’t on our checklist (Forum, Nitro, Capita for example). We’ll have Burton, Lib Tech, K2, Gnu, Rome, Ride, Salomon, Rossignol and Marhar (Michigan-made) snowboards to review