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

Union Atlas Bindings Review

Union is a company that came up on my radar as a brand to check out this season.  As I started doing my homework I learned a few interesting things about Union.  1. They have a RABID fan base.  People who ride Union swear by them. 2. They only make bindings, and while many of … Continue reading

Matt and Pat from Rhythm Talk Shop (part 3)

Do you guys participate in the Ski and Snowboard Expo in Boston? Was it intimidating going into a marketplace with huge companies like Burton, Rome, Ride, etc. established in the space?  Sugarbush Resort has a wide variety of options for shredders from a sweet park to steep and deep trees and everything in between. How … Continue reading

Matt and Pat from Rhythm Talk Shop (part 2)

Snowboarding started out as very DIY culture retrofitting ski equipment or building bindings out of bent sheet metal. How did you learn how to build a board? Pat: I have a background in engineering and that always gives me that curiosity for figuring out how things are built and building stuff myself. So we got … Continue reading

Matt and Pat from Rhythm Talk Shop (part 1)

by Carlos & Hanna When we think about the snowboard industry we still have this idealized image of an underground, rebellious DIY culture.  As snowboarding has grown as a sport and an industry that has certainly changed to some extent.  But even as a large portion of the industry gravitates towards mass produced snowboards, there … Continue reading

Are you too old to Snowboard?

by Hanna Of course not. But if you’re reading this, chances are you’ve been pondering the question. Both in my job as an instructor and in conversations around the mountain I run into a lot of preconceived notions about being too old to to learn to ride, or what the potential consequences for injury are. … Continue reading

First day recap on a freebord

A first day recap on a Freebord

by Carlos My passion for the shred has no end in sight and when I had the opportunity to buy a skateboard that claims to emulate snowboarding on pavement my first reaction was: DONE! I ended up getting the All Around Bamboo series 83. After watching the instructional DVD and hitting up YouTube to check … Continue reading

Trip Report: Tuckerman Ravine

Words Hanna Photos Dan Brown, Joe Gaetani The Crew Joe G. Serious Splitboarder, backcountry explorer Steve A. The Veteran: has ridden backcountry BC and Colorado, Dan B. The Lens: Dan is a photographer from Kapitol Photography Me:  Backcountry rookie. The Numbers 8.5 miles climbed 4200 vertical feet Weather  45-60 degrees with rain, fog, sun, and … Continue reading

Homeschool Snowboarding Outerwear

Homeschool Snowboarding is a new brand being launched out of the Pacific Northwest for the 2011-2012 Season.  According to their website, their goal is to produce “the best technical outerwear out there,” with the theory that if it works in the frequently nasty weather of the PNW, it will work anywhere.  One of their primary … Continue reading

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