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…

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…

Kinco 901 Work Gloves

Kinco 901 Gloves – Reviewed

A while back I went on the hunt for good, durable gloves that would withstand the ravages of midwest tow ropes. A few searches and forums suggested the insulated Kinco 901 gloves, so I ordered a pair and put them through the ringer. After riding them for nearly an entire season, here’s how they stack…