it’s impossible to deny the similarity of the new Electric goggles logo to this old Klan logo.
The other day I received an email from a company asking for my input (e.g., unpaid consultation) on their new and innovative snowboard binding technology. This “new and innovative” technology is yet another rotating binding system, Rot-Ahr from Spain.
Apparently bad ideas never really go out of style.
This season I decided to put two different snowboard goggles into my arsenal. I chose the Oakley Crowbar and the Electric EG2. I wanted to have goggles with spherical lenses and both of these foot the bill
We rode the Skate Banana in the hot orange colorway, paired with the Union Force bindings also in hot orange. It was definitely an attention-getting setup. The Skate Banana has been a pretty popular deck the last few years and the Union Forces are often highly recommended, so we were anxious to see if they live up to the hype.
Overall this is a great board; perfect for the intermediate rider who wants to gain confidence on the slopes and start playing in the park. Conditions were the common southern Michigan groomers. We did actually get 1 day of great snow so it was a somewhat “powder day”. It handled all of these very well.
Last weekend Jon Tollefson and I set up Beak’s Peak for the inaugural day of it’s third season. It was the first time I rode there, and despite having only one feature to hit, it was a blast. We used the Banshee Bungee to propel us and sessioned a 15′ flat rail for a few hours.
I recently bought a pair of Radar Pants from Signal Snowboards because of a sweet deal at Eternal on last season’s gear and also because I was in the mood for something turquoise. I chose the Lyons Blue colorway which this season is available only on the Dufficy Pro pants (links to Signal’s site). It is not nearly as outrageously turquoise as I was hoping for, but it’ll do the trick.
Want to get your hands on a new deck but don’t have the cash to plunk down on 2011 gear? If you missed the swap sales at Modern Skate’s Grand Rapids and Royal Oak locations last weekend, you’re in luck, because they’ve got another one in Lansing this Friday-Sunday, November 19. Read the words in the flyer below for the details