The Shoreline crew took a road trip to north shore to skate in the 32 mile Skate the lake Marathon. Great event! Great views could be seen all along the skate. Next year they are adding a two day 72 mile skate around the Lake for those hard core enough to skate the whole lake.
I also noticed that many raised extra money for “Boarding for Breast cancer” Way to go Lake Tahoe longboarders! One man raised an extra $2400.00 WOW! So keep this event in mind for next year, it is way fun!!!
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New World Disorder 10. Shot in high definition with RED cameras you’ ll witness the ultimate throw down segment by Darren Berrecloth, unbelievable back flip combinations from Greg Watts and the new school styles of Graham Agassiz. Watch Paul B slays his personal slope style course in Nevada, Gee Atherton “keep it lit” through the forests of Italy and Aaron Chase session Highland MTB park in New Hampshire. Add the rest of the top freeriders, dirt jumpers and slopestylers and this world class mix will have you reeling. This culmination of a decade’s blood, sweat and tears is set to ignite on Sept. 23rd in Las Vegas, NV during Interbike 2009. Please visit booth 1859 at the show to get your tickets for the premiere.
The average snowboarder is confused about this new choice, they’ll have to make when buying a snowboard, so I will try to explain the differences based on the characteristics you will feel while riding in different terrains.
Camber boards have had a great 20 year track record of ripping up powder. To improve your ride, many riders will set back their bindings back so that nose will increase will rise to the top easier. While your shorter tail will sink. This will give you a disadvantage if you want to ride switch, but most riders will compensate for this by leaning back.
Reverse camber boards will not have to be adjusted back to improve their buoyancy. they will hold high speed buttering, and can be ridden switch no matter how deep the powder is.
Most all tricks to date were made up while riding Cambered boards. In bigger parks the camber stability will allow you to hit the big booters with a stronger sense of calm. Camber boards give you a more consistence , crisp, pop off of jumps and allies.
Rocker boards can make many of the stylish tricks easier to do in between charging towards a rail or jump. Buttering your way towards a rail then turbo pressing the rail will be easier with rocker.
Many riders will agree that on the groomers camber will delivery stability at high speeds due to the additional edge contact. The way side cut and camber work together, a properly executed turn will deliver an additional g-force feeling as you excellerate through your turn.
Rocker boards initiate turns very easily, and tend to want to finish the turn just as quick. Due to its design you end with a lot less edge on the snow. This is no problem on days where the runs are soft, but on hard pact or icy days you will fell less edge bite, that will will make you want to ride a bit slower. Note* Mervin manufacturing’s “magnetraction” and Burton’s “pressure distribution edges” will give back the bit to your edges. Both these features to a greater and lesser degree can be under stood by looking at a steak knife.
Selecting a snowboard can be a complex process. A rider looking to purchase a board needed to decide according to the shape – freestyle, freeride, all mountain, stiffness, length, waist size – important for big feet, and graphics of course. Now brands are adding a new dimension: camber profiles!
Some brands offer up to 5 different profiles: classical positive camber, camber for powder, reverse camber only in between the feet, reverse with flat base under the feet, and some hybrid camber to round it up. It’s sometime summarized as S, V, U W camber shapes. How do I choose a board now? The simple rule with reverse camber / rocker snowboards is that they make all areas of your riding easier because the boards are more forgiving. Powder floats higher, Park less edge contact and Freestyle disengage the edges quicker. When it comes to Freeride, camber / rocker can be less stable at high speeds due to its reduced edge contact.
In 1985 boards were all rocker, but classical positive camber became the standard simply because it just works better, then the original rocker designs.
Lib and Gnu call it Banana Technology. Their boards bow from the middle to the tip (there are variations between models). One feature that Lib Tech and Gnu also offer on all their Banana Technology designs, Magnetraction which is like a serrated edge to increase its edge ability to cut though hard pack and ice.
Burton, K2 and Ride call their version Rocker, the difference being that their boards are flat between the bindings and rise from the binding to the tip (there are variations between models).
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. Reverse camber boards in powder are easier to keep on top of the powder, so you can get away with a smaller board in powder. 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.
Men’s 686 Smarty Outerwear
SMARTY is 686′s most popular and established collection. SMARTY offers three performance levels- 20k, 15k and 10k, each of which features the world-renown SMARTY detachable lining system. We’re giving you the option to wear the SMARTY liner as insulation on the hill or separately to chill indoors.
INFIDRY-15™ 15,000mm Waterproof 10,000gm Breathable
Fully taped seams, fleece smarty liner jacket, custom designed yarn-dyed plaid fabric, left chest pocket
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Now you can preview, download, and share your favorite snowboard and ski videos instanly. Check out all the videos ALLY has. Why pay $30 for a DVD when you can download it instantly with the same quality at $5.99 – 12.99? This cool widget makes getting new snowboard videos so easy….a little too easy. Now you can legally put snowboard and ski videos on your ipod, iphone, music video player, sony psp, zune player, mac computers, pc computers, and more.
The award winning producers at Teton Gravity Research (TGR) present their newest 16mm and HD film, Re: Session. This project takes viewers beyond the traditional ski and snowboard movie into a revolutionary realm of action sports entertainment. Shot on both film and RED ONE high definition camera technology, Re: Session documents the true wealth of the mountain experience. Follow the crew as they score in one of Alagna, Italys deepest seasons on record. Check out forbidden powder in Poland, massive wedges in Colorado, new gap jumps in Utah, and seven weeks of epic riding conditions in Alaska. Re: Session brings the most talented athletes in the sport together into one must-see film. The all-star roster includes TGR regulars Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Seth Morrison, Jeremy Jones, Kye Petersen, Ian McIntosh, Dana Flahr, Dylan Hood, Erik Roner, Wiley Miller, and Dash Longe rounded out with the fresh faces of Tanner Hall, Sammy Carlson and Callum Pettit.
Shot on location in: Jackson Hole WY, Alagna Italy, Last Frontier Heli-Skiing, Poland, Slovakia, Haines AK, North Cascade Heli-Skiing, Colorado, Stevens Pass WA, Utah, Montana, and Pemberton B.C.
· Go behind the scenes and get an inside look with Almost Live—a biweekly web series offering a glance into the making of Re: Session. Airing January September 2009.*
· This project is 100% carbon neutral through offsets and programs by Bonneville Environmental Foundation, Protect Our Winters and 1% For The Planet.
· Title Sponsors: Rossignol, Dynastar, Powder, Oakley, The North Face
*The Almost Live series takes you around the globe with the TGR production team and athletes. Get an inside look at what goes into legendary first descents, building and hitting massive backcountry jumps, traveling to the most exotic locales on the planet, and the lives of the worlds top riders. Almost Live plants you on location with our crew so you can track the progress throughout the season and watch the drama unfold.
Neverland was filmed all last year long before Michael Jackson Died….Neverland is a state of mind, a mountain pushed up from the ground by imagination. Anyone can go but most people have trouble with the simple directions: Follow your dreams. This winter Absinthe dropped down the rabbit hole to explore this elusive place and brought back some mind bending tales and a pocketful of surprises. Travis Rice, Dan Brisse, Bode Merrill, Nicolas Müller, Sylvain Bourbousson, JP Solberg, Romain deMarchi, DCP, Marc Frank Montoya, Annie Boulanger, Marie-France Roy, Jules Reymond, Wille Yli-Luoma, Cale Zima, Phil Damianakes, Wolfgang Nyvelt, Kevin Pearce, Eero Ettala, Gigi Rüf and the rest of the Lost Boys continued down the road less traveled and explored some new possibilities during a winter that saw the progression of snowboarding take some giant strides.
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Save 15% off any Chumba Bike at Shoreline of Tahoe, Use Coupon code “Racer”
The Evo, Chumba’s six-inch-travel hard-hitting all-mountain machine, can charge through anything you can throw at it.
The Evo boasts an original looking frame design and big dropping freeride abilities with a well balanced ride. It demonstrates the effectiveness of the Chumba’s race program which they say feeds into the geometry and success of every bike they make today.
Ride & handling: made to soar
The Chumba is a freeride mustang. Its short cockpit and over built head tube gusset exude strength. The 14.25in bottom bracket height means it rides quite high, but this doesn’t impact its handling. The peddling of any bike with 6 inches of travel remains sloppy compaired to crosscountry designs, but the Evo is by far one of the better bikes to peddle.
It’s when airborne that you realize the true heart of this bike. The work that’s gone into the positioning the pivots and weight distribution makes perfect sense. It’s agile in the air and stable to land, it feels like it doesn’t want to be on the ground.
The Chumba really impressed us with its aerial feel and great ride feel, but we think it should stick to being a freeride bike.
The Frame with its clean cylindrical tubing and neat gussets are a good change from all the swoops and bends from other manufactures. Suspending the Evo’s frame is a four-bar system, which uses an unusually long swing-link that pivots from the down tube and meets with the seatstays halfway up the seat tube. The kinked seat tube means there’s limited seat adjustment, but it does allow a reasonable seat angle for climbing.
The Fox DHX Air shock is sitting fairly high on the frame, it doesn’t seem to have a negitive effect on the handling. We Thought is was going to be top heavy, but it was the opposite. It was surprisingly stable, largely because all the weighty parts sit directly under the rider in the middle of the chassis.
+ Made from 6061 T-6 Aluminum
+ Available in Metallic Green, Midst Blue, Candy Red Chrome, Anodized Black
+ Equipped with a Fox DHX Air 5.0 7.875×2.0
+ Frame Weight 7.8 lbs without shock (Medium)
+ Available in medium and large sizes
+ Wider diameter Enduro bearings for exceptional reliability and durability
+ E-type derailleur insert to allow use of wider diameter tubing for a stronger and stiffer front triangle
+ Dual Bearings front and rear rocker pivot points
+ Beefy Rockers, on average over 20% wider than our competitors
+ Open Gussets, so stress impact is more evenly distributed
+ Integrated Stiffening Rib, the rib reinforces the compression yoke and adds torsional rigidity
+ Inverted Extra Wide Bottom Bracket Shell, for increased strength and rigidity of the rear triangle
+ Neutral braking: CHUMBA frames are active under braking forces to ensure excellent traction throughout all terrain during your descent
+ Efficient pedaling: Axle paths and shock rates configured to eliminate pedal bob and squat – ensuring pedaling power hits the ground
+ Minimal chain growth eliminates pedal feedback
Fork Fox 36 Talas RC2
Stem FSA Gravity Light
Seat Post FSA Gravity Light
Cassette SRAM PG-970 11-34
Shifters SRAM X.9 Trigger
Chain SRAM PC951
Handlebar FSA Gravity Carbon
Brakes Avid Juicy 7 185mm
Wheels DT Swiss 340 w/ 5.1 Rim
Grips CHUMBA Lock-ons
Tires Kenda Tomac Nevegal 2.35
Crankset Shimano XT
Headset FSA Orbit X
Front Derailleur Shimano XT E-TYpe
Rear Derailleur SRAM X.9
Seat Collar CHUMBA QR
All this weighs in at just 15.4kg (34lb).
Burton’s NEW P-Rocker, is all about stacking new tricks. Zero Camber between your feet focuses control and creates a “loose-trucks” feel. Subtle rockers lift the tip and tail, giving you the power to press with He-Man strength while reducing your risk of rag-dolling.
The S-Rocker shape, Whether it’s an epic dump or late day crud, the NEW S-Rocker™ design equals effortless float that will accelerate you out of even the deepest driving turn.
Burton remixed the master with the game-changing feel and effortless control of V-Rocker. Add souped up edges, a softer flex, and slightly wider waist width to the mix and you get a stick that’s precisely engineered to crank unbelievable turns, land more tricks, and add amplitude to your ollies. From jumpers to jibbers, pow slashers to cruisers- this is without a doubt one board that everyone will have a blast on.