Snowboarding

Danny Davis’ Winning X Games Pipe Run

by The Editors on January 23, 2015

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Danny Davis is still riding well. In fact, he won X Games Gold last night in Aspen with this run. Kind of reminds us of some of his runs from back in the day. For the complete Men’s X Games Superpipe Results, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Forcite Brings The Smart To Snow Helmets

by The Editors on January 21, 2015

A crew of Australian helmet designers have created what they’re calling the first “smart helmet for snow sports.” It’s called the Forcite and it features an HD camera, speakers, impact sensors, and a micro computer inside the helmet which is all controlled by a smart phone app. These features allow sheds to capture the action, communicate with friends, and even send out a distress signal with GPS coordinates when there is an intent impact. It’s like turning in to Robo Cop on the hill. We’re not sure this will ever make it to market, but for all the details, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Burton Puts A Logo On Some Speakers

by The Editors on January 21, 2015

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If you like Burton Snowboards and music, then Braven has just the Bluetooth speakers for you.

Heralded for their superior ruggedness, plethora of features and outstanding sound quality, the compact BRV-1 and battle-ready BRV-X can withstand even the hardest elements. Ideal for riders and those who love the outdoors, both wireless Bluetooth speakers enjoy an IPX7 certified waterproof rating and can transform into a battery bank to charge USB devices to stay powered up while on the go.

Guess the whole waterproof thing comes in handy when you’re in the hot tub apré shred and you want the other kids to know you’re down with the Big B. For the official word from Braven, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Ride On’s Augmented Reality Goggles

by The Editors on January 20, 2015

As we’ve discovered over the past decade, creating a video demo of a tech product is much easier that creating a tech product. Over the years we’ve seen some amazingly cool technology that hoped to be transformative. Then nothing went to market. We know nothing about Alon Getz or his company Ride On, but from the looks of this video he and his team are at least dreaming in the right direction. If you’re impressed with this edit, then by all means donate some funding to Ride On’s Indie Gogo project and help get this immersive heads up display goggle out on the market. Click the link.

[Link: Ride On Goggles]

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Bryan Knox Moves To Sports Agency

by The Editors on January 20, 2015

Knox PrLong-time Burton Snowboards team manager Bryan Knox has joined the action sports agency world as the new vice president of marketing and media for Newport Beach, California based The Sports Syndicate.

Knox comes highly qualified with over 15 years of action sports industry marketing and media leadership under his belt. For the past eight years, he held down the role of Global Director of Team Marketing and Media for Burton Snowboards, and prior to that he was Senior Marketing Manager at Vans. “I have watched Bryan grow from a Team Manager during his early days at Vans to a Global Director at Burton,” says Bobby Nichols, President of The Sports Syndicate whom Knox will report to. “I look forward to working with him on even more of a day-to-day basis now, and am excited to see what he can accomplish for both our clients and the agency.”

For the official world from McClellan Nichols Sports Syndicate, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Ridge Mountain Academy Bridges The Gap

by The Editors on January 16, 2015

RidgeacademyKnow anyone who will be done with high school this year, but isn’t really sure they’d like to go straight to college without out getting a little snowboarding in before it all starts? The Ridge Mountain Academy in Whitefish, Montana could be the perfect solution.

Whitefish was chosen as the site for the academy for its access to backcountry terrain near Whitefish Mountain Resort and Glacier National Park. The academy operates on a 16-acre campus where students live, cook, and study. Each participant engages in physical training and coaching in their chosen discipline of backcountry skiing or snowboarding, with additional disciplines of Nordic skiing, ice climbing, and skimo racing. In the fall semester, the program transitions to mountain climbing, trail running, and mountain biking.

Not a bad way to get prepped for college. For the official word, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Bern + Wu-Tang = Watts Wu-Tang Helmet

by The Editors on January 14, 2015

Watts Wutang Knit Back CrankfitTo snowboarders of a certain age Wu-Tang is the coolest thing ever. We’re not sure exactly what that age is anymore, but we’re guessing Bern helmets knows because they’ve just launched a Watt Wu-Tang limited edition helmet.

The EPS/Thin Shell model is a certified helmet for both bike and snow. This model uses a thin ABS shell lined with EPS Foam to create a burly lightweight lid. A certified helmet is designed to crack and absorb a gnarly impact, much like you may encounter should you take a hard spill on the hill or riding your bike. Depending on the season your helmet will come with either an EPS Summer Comfort Liner or an EPS Winter Liner and you can buy the alternating season’s liner based on your needs to keep up with you through the seasons.

Aside from all that what is so special about this helmet? Well, it’s got a big yellow Wu-Tang Clan dragon logo on the side of it, that’s what. And apparently that is enough. But we wonder: would a Taylor Swift helmet sell more? And if any musician deserves a signature helmet shouldn’t it be Helmet? We’d definitely strap it on!

[Link: Bern]

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The 2015 FIS World Snowboarding Champs

by The Editors on January 14, 2015

Few may know it, but the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships runs next week (January 16 – 24, 2015) in Kreischberg, Austria (watch the video for the full flavor over the event). The snowboard events will features a slew of snowboarders we’ve never heard, but it is technically a world championship and there will be world titles handed out in Slopstyle, Halfpipe, Big Air, and Parallel GS.

In the snowboard events, approximately 250 athletes representing 36 countries will compete in 12 events including the inaugural Ladies’ Big Air event. The U.S. is sending a team comprised of 23 veteran and up-and-coming riders to be led by Sochi Olympians Alex Deibold (Manchester Center, VT), Justin Reiter (Steamboat Springs, CO), Ty Walker (Stowe, VT), and Ryan Stassel (Anchorage, AK) and three-time snowboard cross World Champion Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT).

See what we mean? The reason we’re mentioning this is because Universal Sports Network will be covering the events live and online. Follow the jump for the schedule in the Pacific Time Zone. [click to continue…]

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Sierra-at-Tahoe Teams Up For Park Laps

by The Editors on January 14, 2015

Straight up: this specially built park at Sierra-At-Tahoe looks fun. Simple as that. And the team (Jordan Nield, Ben Wynn, Aspen Weaver, Zach Bragdon, Eric Royce and Jack Lyle) makes it looks even more fun. Maybe they’ll build it again some day so we can all ride it.

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Flow Snowboards Turns Up The Social

by The Editors on January 14, 2015

07B3976A-68F2-467F-95E9-D62C3Bd0E34AIf you play your social game just right you could walk away with a Flow Era Snowboard. It’s the same board that Tim Humphreys, Drayden Gardner, Nathan Jacobson, and Dru Williams rides.

A classic already, the Era is an all-mountain dream board that handles freestyle to pow to groomers. Soft, responsive, agile and just plain fun; the Era is nothing short of perfect. A true twin shape with our I-Rock Hybrid rocker makes pressing a pleasure popping off hits has never been so fun. The sintered base will allow you to hold your speed and the 3-DT sidecut will be your wingman on any run. This is one of Flow’s best boards to date.

All you have to do click around on Flow’s Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ (people still use that?) For the official word from Flow, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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