It wasn’t that long ago that, if you saw someone on the mountain riding in a snowboard helmet, you quickly judged them as a newbie or a kook. Not even five years ago helmet design wasn’t the most cutting edge. Snowboard helmets were often bulky and heavy to the point they were uncomfortable and would even throw off your equilibrium. They would even reduce your peripheral vision and make it so that you couldn’t fully hear all that was going on around you. It’s the one piece of equipment that has truly changed for the better. Our very own Eric Elliott, who runs the show here and had been riding without a helmet for years recently got a Smith Gage and had this to say about his first helmet:
Temperatures are slowly dropping. Football is back in full swing on the television. It’s time to start thinking about booking an epic snowboarding trip for you and your buddies to take this winter while airfare is still cheap. The mountain is calling. We know you’ve got the itch!
Here is our list of items we’ve got coming in that you should keep an eye out for this season as you start thinking about updating your gear. Consider this our version of the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list for slaying the mountain this year. Check it out:
- Stomp Pads
Let’s face it, nobody wants to be the Jabroni holding up the lift line because you just had a garage sale getting off at the top.
Save yourself the embarrassment and pick up a proper stomp pad. We have fresh ones from your favorite brands like Burton, Volcom, Lib Tech, and Dakine…or from your new favorite stomp pad brand – Crab Grab.
Well here we go again. It’s the beginning of August and we are already talking about snowboarding and what’s new in the snowboard game for 2015. Crazy to think that all the hot new gear starts arriving at the tail end of the summer, but that’s so we can have exactly what you’ve been looking for in time for the holidays and your snow trips. With some pretty profound advancements in snowboarding technology from Magne-Traction to tech outerwear, what do you think is the hot new thing this year is going to be? To get you in the mood here are some hand-selected items that we have coming that will only enhance your snowboarding experience.
Here are two boards you really want to keep in mind for this year.