This is the action sport photography bag that can help get the shot. I’m finally old enough to be the cameraman, and am I having a blast! The Burton 28L Zoom back back will make getting the equipment to the action ease. keep your equipment safe and dry.
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Leeward Cinema’s My own two feet snowboarding documentary is the surprise hit DVD of 2008-09 season. The Idea behind this Documentary? Where ever our feet will take us is what we’ll ride & film. While watching this flick, keep that that in mind. If a rider hiked a mile up, and for some reason they missed the shot, back up to the top they went. I think what liked best about this film was, that in addition great riding, the riders are the best of the best who took time out from their snowmobiles, and Helicopters and used their own two feet. With this hurry up and get it done world we live in, it nice to see them actually their their time, and enjoy themselves. Sure this could be a capping on the green bandwagon appeal, but it really doesn’t play that way, more about quality time. Riders like Jeremy Jones Chris Demolski Erik Leines Tom Burt Dave Downing Barrett Christy Eddie Wall and much more made this a great Documentary.
This is a quick look, a great pocket tool called the Burton Bullet tool. Take a look see, then if you want one… Shoreline of Tahoe. Burton bullet tools make great stocking stuffer for Christmas.
Can they do It? I say YES, once again with their intense snow making capabilities an a few cold nights boom! your open….If your in Tahoe over the thanksgiving Holiday stop on by our shop under the Heavenly Gondola on your way up the mountain for any last minutes items you may need to make your day at Heavenly perfect.
Shaun Palmer USA World cup Boarder cross Racer is searching the world for some Burton C14 Large High Backs. The Burton C14 High back was a solid high back without any cut outs, very stiff and not that well liked as an all mountain binding, but as a boarder cross binging there’re great! The problem is shaun can’t find them anymore, you see Burton doesn’t make their Carbon High back solid anymore, so Palm is appealing to anybody who may have a pair just sitting in their garage. Just think your old bindings may make it to the Olympics in 2010…please contact us if you can help….an old snowboarder is a terrible thing to waste.
If you have a pair of Burton C14 highbacks please contact us at email@example.com
Shoreline of Tahoe
This Park has always been one of in the world, can’t wait to see this year’s!!!!
Alpine Meadows Terrain Park
Opening Scene of “Thoughts on a Chairlift Ride”
Andrew Taylor, Tyler Homen, Peter Kukesh, and Willie Schneider
The “Skate Obama” is the “Banana Magic” Lib Tech never made the Skate Obama but new for 2010 is the same design that is now called Banana Magic.
Does Barack Obama snowboard? Here for the first time see the President elect doing the method air of “change” He hit this jump “switch” Will Obama be good for snowboarding? time will tell, I wish him well, but for the record I voted for McCain. Once again notice how far ahead of the game Mervin Manufacturing’s Mike Olsen is Pictured here long before the election with the “Skate Obama Snowboard”. Thanks Mike we’re getting calls for the “skate Obama” banana Traction snowboard.
There are two major snowboard companies selling reverse camber snowboards with most all the other companies jumping on the band wagon. The 2008/2009 season we’ll see Burton offer the hero and Rome will be releasing the Postermania 1985 and Anthem Superlight Series (SS). Others soon will be joining the ranks of K2 & Mervin Manufacturing. Mervin Manufacturing, which includes Gnu, Lib Tech, and Roxy uses “Banana Technology” (patent pending). Their reverse camber snowboards have the rocker between the bindings, and the board is straight from the bindings to the nose and tail. Mervin also incorporates their patented magna traction serrated edge into all their reverse camber snowboards. Mervin Manufacturing’s reverse camber snowboards (Banana Technology) with magna traction include the following 2009 boards: Lib Tech Skate Banana, Lib Tech Box Scratcher, Lib Tech TRS Travis Rice Pro Model, Lib Tech Dark Series Lib Tech Jamie Lynn Lib Tech McKink, Lib Tech Skunk Ape and Lib Tech Snow Mullet. From their Gnu label the following boards come with the Banana Traction Technology, Riders Choice, Danny Kass, Billy Goat Banana-Traction Snowboard, and Gnu Youth Danny Kass Mini Banana-Traction Snowboard. Gnu offers woman’s reverse camber snowboards too, the following designs all come with banana traction Gnu Women’s B-Pro Banana-Traction Snowboard and Gnu Women’s B-Street Banana-Technology Snowboard. Lib Tech says that the reverse camber on their boards makes the board ride more like a skateboard than previous snowboards. Most snowboards have camber, which means the board has an arch that lifts up off the ground between the nose and tail. This is a shaping that was based off skis, when a ski or snowboard is turned on it’s side the camber kind of increases the side cut to make the ski or snowboard feel like it accelerate through the turn. Reverse camber allows the snowboard to disengage its edge easily so it feels more surfing. Additionally, reverse camber snowboards float easier in powder.
K2 Snowboards made their 2008 20th Anniversary Gyrator model with reverse camber. This reverse camber is different from Mervin Manufacturing’s. K2′s reverse camber they named “Rocker”. The board is flat between the bindings so there would be an area to assert pressure on to the snow so you can control the board, if a board were to have to much rocker it would be like standing on a saucer. The nose and tail of the K2 Gyrater swoops up passed the binding. This board design is made for riding powder.
Heavenly known for the best man made snow on the planet still needs cold weather to make snow…..So when all is said and done, God is still in in control…..relax we’re in good hands, it will happen….In his time, not ours…..
It’s sometimes hard to pick out the right snowboard. Even for people who have been riding for more then 10 years sometimes have trouble picking out the right snowboard. It’s even harder when you are a beginner and you are wondering what the best board for a beginner would be. So That’s why we wrote this article.
Selecting a snowboard can be a complex process. There are many factors to consider, including length, flex, waist width, shape, taper, stance options, and others.
Here is a breakdown of some of the factors and how YOU can choose.
A quick starting point for board length is to have it reach somewhere between the tip of your chin and the top of your hairline when standing the board in front of you. The board you most enjoy riding, however, may not fall within that range. Typically, a jib board for rails and flatground tricks will be a little shorter. A board intended purely for powder riding or for high speed carving down groomed runs will be a little longer. A heavier set person will often be better off with a little longer board, whereas a small framed person may end up happier on a shorter board.
Personal preference is a huge factor in the flex of the board you select. Stiffer boards are typically used for higher speeds, carving, or pipe riding. Softer boards are preferred for beginners. It is easier to initiate a turn with a softer board, while stiffer boards will hold an edge at a higher speed.
The width of the board should be fit to your boot size and stance angles. Typically, boots size 12 (mens) and larger should be on a board designated as wide. For maximum response, a width that allows the toe and heel of the boot to sit up to an inch over the edge of the board is ideal. The combination of the curve of the boot sole and the rise from the binding baseplate will eliminate the possibility of heel or toe drag.
Boards come in many shapes. This may not be obvious at a glance, but there are several possibilities. The most common shapes are twin and directional. A twin shaped board is one that is symmetrical tip and tail with sidecut that is the same at either end. Twin shaped boards are great for park and pipe riding, and are easier to ride switch (rear foot first). A directional board has a longer tail than nose and often has progressive sidecut, where the radius is not one consistent curve from tip to tail. Directional boards are more often used for freeriding.
There are also tapered, swallowtail, and other shapes.
Taper refers to the difference in width between tip and tail of the board. Tapered boards are ideal for powder because the narrower tail will sink more easily, allowing to nose of the board to stay at or above the surface. Tapered boards also work well for carving on groomed runs, but don’t work as well for riding switch.
If you like to ride with a really wide stance or a really narrow stance, then you will want to check the stance options on the board. All boards have inserts to attach the bindings to the board, and there will be a range of widths possible using those inserts. Besides width, there is also setback to consider. Many boards come with the inserts set back 1″ or more from a centered stance, but the bindings can still be mounted on center. Conversely, for boards with the inserts centered on a board, bindings can still be mounted off center.