GNU Space Out Review
Lets get weird shall we.. GNU has been hand making snowboards in the U.S.A. since 1977. Over the years some of the raddest snowboarders in the industry have proudly been riding GNU boards including Temple Cummins, Danny Kass and Barrett Christy. Along with today’s up and coming riders like Forest Bailey, Forrest Burki and Olympic  [...]
Lib Tech Speedodeeps Review
Year in and year out, Lib Tech constantly one-ups their efforts of the previous season with even better products. With winter right around the corner, the Lib Tech Travis Rice Speedodeeps Snowboard is patiently waiting to shred fresh powder with you. I tested this Lib Tech shred stick late season up at Baker and wanted  [...]
Arbor Sin Nombre Review
The Arbor Sin Nombre translates to without name. Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but it is also without limits. Easily identifiable by its daggered tips, this stick features a unique shape that also delivers a distinctive ride. When Arbor drops their line later this year, the Sin Nombre is going to stand out not only  [...]
Volkl Xbreed Review
With over 90 years experience helping ski bums and snowboarders slide on snow Volkl is much more than a European ski brand. The 2015/2016 Volkl Xbreed mixes camber and rocker together into a super fun ride. Camber between the bindings equals great edge hold on the Xbreed while the rockered tip and tail dominates the  [...]
Venture Zelix Review
Like the mad scientists they are, the people at Venture Snowboards took their Helix and Zephyr snowboards and performed somewhat of a Frankensteinish operation on them to create the Venture Zelix Snowboard. The results are monstrously rad. What makes the Venture Zelix tick? The Zelix has become Venture’s flagship board and the 2016 model is  [...]
K2 Ultra Dream Review
This slightly strange looking stick was engineered to obliterate everything the backcountry has to offer, and I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to see what it could handle for several days in all kinds of conditions. I tested the K2 Snowboards Ultra Dream here in the NW at Stevens, Bachelor, Baker and even  [...]
Rossignol Jibsaw Review
Rossignol has long been one of my favorite snowboard manufacturers. I’m always hyped when I get the chance to ride one of their snowboards. However, my experience with the Rossignol Jibsaw was not what I expected. Though there is no denying that the snowboard is great in just about every category, it was the name  [...]
Lib Tech Banana Magic Review
“I don’t want to Ride a Banana, Just try the Lib Tech Banana Magic..” Mervin Manufacturing and Lib Tech go bananas once again with the 2016 model of their popular Banana Magic snowboard. An all mountain freestyle powerhouse, the snowboard is built with one thing in mind: fun. The banana magic is undoubtedly one of  [...]
2016 Snowboards First Look
Going to a snowboard demo is kind of like going on a first date. You see board that interests you, you get a couple runs to get to know it, you figure out if you like it or not. Rarely do you fall in love right away, but this does happen from time to time.  [...]