SNOWBOARDER Video Magazine – Episode 10: February 2014

SNOWBOARDER Video Magazine – Episode 10: February 2014

The February edition of the SNOWBOARDER Video Magazine marks the tenth episode since the regular video feed of who’s who and what’s what in snowboarding dropped last summer. Enjoy sneak peeks of The SNOWBOARDER Movie: Foreword riders in Jackson Hole and New York; street sessions in Quebec; park laps at Loon, Trollhaugen, Park City, and Brighton; an elusive Portland, Maine clip and more. Enjoy a day at Snowbird with Deadlung and Chris Roach, hang out with Cam Pierce in an FYI with the North Carolina-born rider, and watch the latest episode of Hight Hopes with Elena Hight, titled Freedom, plus much more. So, sit back, click play, and check out what’s been going on in snowboarding over the past twenty-eight days.

Welcome Home Bash for Tahoe South’s Three Olympians

Sierra at Tahoe 2014 Olympians
From Tahoesouth

South Lake Tahoe, the tight-knit ski community big on Olympic athletes will honor its three USA team members in a city-wide celebration, Saturday, March 15.

Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman, who won gold for snowboarding slopestyle and freeskiing halfpipe respectively, and Hannah Teter who placed fourth in snowboarding halfpipe, will be lauded at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort.

A procession will take the Olympians via fire truck from South Tahoe High School, onto Highway 50, past the airport and through the town of Meyers, concluding at Sierra Resort. Community members can line Highway 50 along the route and cheer the Olympian procession as it drives by.

Attending the festivities will be California state Sen. Ted Gaines, El Dorado County supervisors and South Lake Tahoe City Councilmembers with proclamations for the three Olympians. The party will include autograph signings, live music, food and drink specials, prizes and a raffle with proceeds to the Sierra Foundation, which grooms future world class athletes.

The South Tahoe High School marching band will greet the Olympians at Sierra-at-Tahoe’s new Solstice Plaza at 1:40 p.m. The National Anthem by the South Tahoe High School Choir will be followed by an introduction from Sierra-at-Tahoe’s General Manager John Rice.

Meyers, Calif., residents Anderson, Bowman, and Teter may have put the tiny town of 3,000 just west of South Lake Tahoe on the international map as having the most gold medals per capita.

Jamie Anderson, 23, won her Olympic gold medal in the women’s inaugural snowboard slopestyle competition at Sochi. She also won four Winter X Games gold medals in 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013.

Maddie Bowman, 20, struck gold in the women’s freestyle skiing halfpipe competition at Sochi, also her first. The skier also brought home gold at the Winter X Games in 2013 and 2014 in the superpipe division.

Hannah Teter, 27, was a 2006 Olympic gold and 2010 Olympic silver medalist in the women’s snowboarding halfpipe. Teter finished fourth at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in the halfpipe event. She was a 2003 Winter X Games gold medal winner and 5-time bronze medalist.

Well-wishers and partygoers are encouraged to board buses or carpool to the resort as parking will be limited. The athletes will depart from South Tahoe High School at 1 p.m. Bus schedules, times as well as all event details will be available at www.sierraattahoe.com.

The welcome home celebration for the Olympians at the country’s “Best Ski Destination” (USA Today, Jan. 2014) is sponsored by Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort, the City of South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, El Dorado County, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Barton Health, Tahoe Center for Orthopedic, and the Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce.

2014 Gnu Womens Ladies Choice C2BTX Snowboard

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Gnu 2014 Womens Ladies Choice C2BTX Snowboard

Gnu Womens Ladies Choice C2BTX Snowboard
Jamie Anderson Won the gold medal in Sochi 2014 on this board.
TWIN ASYM. SYM.SYNC. RIDER DESIGNED FREESTYLE
The Ladies Choice continues to be the choice for high performance freestyle ladies. Embrace your weirdness and choose the LC for your expressive tool this season. For 13/14 we combine the best of all techs to make a board that’s truly ready for anyone and anything. With EC2 BTX, Magne-Traction and smart A.S.S. Pickle Tech, balance through asymmetry is achievable for the pro in all of us. Elliptical C2 twin geometries provide pop and stability for aggressive lines on the mountain or in the park. Find balance through asymmetry and dream big with the Ladies Choice!

TWIN ASYM. SYM. SYNC. FREESTYLE SHAPE AND GEOMETRIES
Anatomical oddities:
Your body is asymmetric heel to toe your board should be too. Balance through Asymmetry: This board is designed to work with your body’s natural asymmetries…balancing your toe and heelside playing into the strengths of each sides mechanics to enhance control and performance.

Toe side:
More finesse through your toes and precise fingertip like edge control. Increased angle of edge attack can be achieved through cumulative articulation of toe, ankle and knee joints. Balance. Heelside: More power through the heels. A lower angle of edge attack and more power can be achieved due to natural joint mechanics. Stomp.

Minimal adaptation:
The Impossible A.S.S. pickle is ergonomically designed around your natural kinesiology so you don’t have to adapt mentally or physically to use it. Intuition and a dream is all you need.

Imperceptible Perfection:
Initially A.S.S. seems mind alteringly weird…but what it really means is an easy ride and lots of fun. Ride an A.S.S Pickle and you will feel a difference for the first few turns as your body and mind expect what snowboarding used to feel like and then your body and board will synchronize into perfect harmony and you will achieve a state we call imperceptible design perfection and new levels of joy and performance will be realized.

Camber Type

EC2 PBTX - Fun, Easy All Terrain Rocker/Camber
Rocker between your feet combined with elliptical cambers out to the contact. Kills everything! Easy riding, turning, jibbing and unreal float in pow combined with the tip to tail control, power and pop of camber. The perfect middle ground between BTX and C2 BTX. metal Guru, Space Case, Impossible

Feel

Feel Rating (1 Soft – 10 Stiff) - 5, Freestyle

Core

Asym AP1 (Aspen, Palonia) – Super Ultra light and strong

Sidewalls

UHMW Sidewalls - Ultra High Molecular Weight exterior sidewalls made from soy-based elastomer are laminated to five internal wood layers for totally bombproof sidewalls.

Base

Sintered Base - Compression hardened amorphous UHMW skived from the billet to create the toughest, fastest, best wax holding base material around. Slides best and fastest when waxed regularly to match local snow conditions.

Edges

Magne-Traction - ”Turns ice into powder”
Serrated edges give great edge hold all over the mountain especially on hard pack and ice!

Top Sheet

CO-EXTRUDED TOPSHEET -  Polyester topsheet material

Additional Features / Laminates

Handcrafted in the USA near Canada! - Every Gnu snowboard is handbuilt in the U.S.A by weirdos with jobs. Gnus are built with tough and fast UHMW external sidewalls and impact resistant end grain internal sidewalls. Ultra-light weight rugged “polymer bumper” sandwich tip and tails are standard on all Gnus. Steel edges “tucked in” just past the contacts for minimum spin weight… heavy unnecessary steel edge is eliminated from the tips and tails. Bi Ax, Tri Ax and exotic reinforcement fiber blends are used individually in combination to tune each board for its intended rider and terrain. Keep riding snowboards built by snowboarders.

About the Art - Sarah King lives the life people dream of. Artist, snowboarder, surfer, world traveler, free spirit. Her use of text in her artwork conveys messages that give depth to the pretty pictures, making you think about the bigger picture, and the world we live in. For 13/14 she’s given the Ladies Choice a world of balanced opposites. Night and day, ocean and mountain, all come together from nose to tail as she describes the path water takes from sky to mountains, down rivers and creeks to the ocean and back. The Ladies Choice is even more balanced than ever with new improved technologies so it deserves a graphic that makes sense of the universe and makes you feel balanced just strapping into it. See more art at Sarahaking.com

Specs

  • SHAPE: Asym Twin
  • RIDING STYLE / TERRAIN: Freestyle
  • CONTOUR: EC2 PBTX
  • Made in the USA: Yes
  • Warranty: 1 Year

 

Size Chart

Size (cm) 145.5 148.5 151.5 153.5
Effective Edge (mm) 1110 1130 1150 1170
Tip Width (mm) 279 282 284 285
Waist Width (mm) 240 242 244 244
Tail Width (mm) 279 282 284 285
Sidecut Radius (m) 8.1/7.8 8.2/7.9 8.3/8 8.3/8
Stance Range (in) 18-23.5 19.24-24 19.24-24 19.24-24
Rider Weight (lbs) 60-140 80-160 90-180 90-180

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