2013 Niche KNEW 152 Review

2013 Niche Knew Review

Niche Snowboards launched out of Utah this past season and the brand has already turned a lot of heads.  Their goal of making environmentally friendlier snowboards has an obvious appeal but to be honest we didn’t know what to expect in terms of either finish or ride quality.  With recycled plastics, plant-based resins and soy-based … Continue reading

Now Ipo Bindings Review

Now Ipo Bindings

by: Hanna The Now-Snowboarding ipo binding has been one of the most anticipated pieces of 2013 gear since their unveiling at the SIA trade show in January.  Designed by former pro snowboarder JF Pelchat, they utilize a kingpin and bushings to allow the binding to rock from toe to heel.  The claim is that this increases … Continue reading

Greener Choices from Spirare Surfboards

Spirare Surfboards

by Hanna I’ve been surfing for more than half my life, and surf travel has brought me around the world.  I can’t tell you how many shortboards I’ve chewed up and spit out.  The sad fact is that any way you cut it, the polyurathene performance shortboard is a disposable commodity.  It’s also a toxic … Continue reading

Mascara Militia’s Mammo Jam

Mammo jam

by Carlos If you google “grassroots shred” the Mascara Militia should probably be a top ten result. Their sophomore girls-only snowboard event, “The Mammo Jam” was a great display of snowboarding at its core values. Defying the weather with fog, drizzle, and temps in the high 40’s, nothing was going to stop this crew from … Continue reading

The Kayli Currier Interview

Kayli Currier Interview

 by Hanna We first met Niche Snowboards Rep Kayli Courier at an on-snow demo event in VT this winter.  Kayli was quick to get us on some decks to demo, and down to talk about snowboard tech all morning.  We were impressed with both her product knowledge and stoke on all things snowboarding.  As the … Continue reading

Geeks at the Open

US Open of Snowboarding 2012

by Carlos Every year in the month of March there is one event that brings together the snowboard community to celebrate our culture of sliding sideways. The US Open of Snowboarding is one of the oldest running contest in our sport  (second only to the legendary Baker Banked Slalom) and on its 30th anniversary there … Continue reading

The Main Event Hip Hop Rail Jam Video

By Hanna The Main Event Series came to Sugarbush’s Lincoln Peak last Sunday and we were there to check it out.  Once again our good friend Alex at Optic Rhythm Cinematics was down to film and put together a beast of an edit.  We showed up on Saturday morning to find that the Sugarbush Parks … Continue reading

Not Your Girl Rail Jam Video

By Hanna     Video: Alex Curry Not Your Girl Rail Jam-Hosted by Mascara Militia and Bolton Valley We were fortunate to have been invited to attend a unique event at Bolton Valley this weekend.  There had been rumblings in the local shred community of an all girls rail jam taking place and we thought it would … Continue reading

Union Force Bindings Review

The Force is Union’s best selling binding and has been a tried and true staple in their line since their early years.  We picked up a pair to test and after a few weeks here’s Carlos’ review of their best seller.  Read on and see if it lives up to the hype. Set up time: … Continue reading

When to Park. Are you Ready to Play?

By Hanna When can I go in the terrain park?  Kids frequently ask me this as soon as they start riding, sometimes before their first lesson!  Adults may take a little longer, but often come around to the same question.  And why not?  The terrain park looks both beckoning and menacing just beyond that orange … Continue reading

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