Smokin Snowboards Superpark Review

Smokin Snowboards is on a roll with many good decks to offer. I rode their superpark and think it can hold its own against any of the other park boards being made. Super buttery, with a good wood pop, the superpark is a performance park board. It holds an edge so you can keep your speed one your way to a box, rail, or jump. Trust it to not get squirrely after a high speed big air landing. The American made Smokin Superpark snowboard, a park deck worth buying.

Smokin snowboards D.I.R.T. Rocker design.

Smokin Dirt RockerSMOKIN MIP Smokin snowboards D.I.R.T Rocker

Smokin Snowboards presents: The D.I.R.T Rocker for 09/10.

A rocker which makes you float in pow and bite on hard pack. The board will jib bonk with the best of them. It is very Jibalishish, in Pow park / freestyle a very boards jib friendly board.

The D.I.R.T Rocker is another new technology. Follows the success of rocker boards from Mervin Manufacturing. Smokin now presents the D.I.R.T Rocker. Smokin gives us a new design with something they call inner rocker between the bindings and outer rocker from the bindings.

If you are looking for a great park/freestyle and all around board that’s actually handmade in the USA, the new 2010 Smokin M.I.P. D.I.R.T. Rocker is just the ticket.

Rome Agent Snowboard Review

Rome Agent Shoreline of TahoeThis is what happens when a sales rep brings a cute dog to the clinic, Watch and learn about the 2010 Rome Agent Snowboard…Don’t watch the Dog or the Cat. We would like to let you know that no dogs or cats were injured during the making of the Rome Agent review.

Whether you get wayward on shred hitting massive park jumps, popping off groomed rollers, rewinding off stumps, or charging untracked lines, the Agent adds stoke to all sides of the collective addiction. With a flex and feel that leaves the creativity up to the individual rider, the Agent will let you define your approach to snowboarding, not the other way around. For clearing ropes more easily, the new Reverse-V carbon stringer focuses your ollie power in the tail without adding any unwanted torsional stiffness.

Superpop Core Matrix / the integration of low-density woods for advanced lightness
StraightTriax 30 Carbon Laminate / 30-degree off-axis fibers blend control with finesse; carbon adds the pop
SinterSpeed Base / a strong, wax-absorbent structure for gap-clearing speed
Impact Plates™ / 2.5 times stronger under foot
Carbon Reverse-V Stringer Technology / reverse V carbon gives more ollie and nollie power with a torque-free, lightweight mapping
Impact Edges / beefier edges for added protection against rails and ledges
LDC Technology / low-density woods in low-stress regions of the core to reduce weight
Positive Camber / traditional positive camber delivers dynamic energy release from edge to edge and a ton of pop in the nose and tail

In Search of Smokin Snowboards – “The Factory Tour”

Smokin Snowboards from Bob Daly on Vimeo.

What can I say about Jay Quintlin…He showed up at our shop back in 1990, and submitted an impressive resume of his snowboarding abilities. He was  like the east coast counter part to Jimmy Halopoff who had just won the California series. So we gave him a spot on the Shoreline team. If you recall Jimmy back in the day he was a bit wild, and would often have a little to much to drink and turn into Rocky Balboa. These antics we’re captured in the now classic “Whiskey” videos.
So if you thought the East coast Rappers vs the West coast rappers was over the top, It was East vs West Snowboarders that First went to blows. To make matters worse, poor Jay was way out numbered. There was kind of a make shift gang of South Lake Tahoe Snowboarders known as “The South Shore Posse” Just add Alcohol, and there was a good chance something stupid would happen. So being a bunch of insecure, overly competitive Snowboarders they did  what made perfect sense to them at the time, They showed up at Jay’s house one day and packed up his belongings and ran him out of town. for real, this is the wild west and South Lake just wasn’t big enough for Jimmy and Jay….I only recall bits and pieces of this event, so those of you with more details feel free to add comments or correct my bad memory.
It was sometime later that Jay took on the nick name “Smokin Jay” I think it has something to do with how fast he left South Lake….or may-be women thought he was Hot! but in either case Smokin Jay continued his wild west adventure on the North shore of Lake Tahoe where the peaceful, fun loving locals excepted him as one of their own. It was there that Jay started making snowboards. Smokin Jay Snowboards humble beginnings 14 years ago started in a round about way on the Shoreline Snowboard team…..kind of…well I’m sure we helped with the nick name at least… Now simply called “Smokin Snowboards” Jay has built up his board’s demand by mirroring some of the characteristics found in boards made at the Mervin Manufacturing factory.
All kidding aside, I m very proud of Jay’s Success, American Made products are the best. I like what he has done, and we’re very happy to be selling his boards here at Shoreline of Tahoe. Let me take this time to apologize for the rough time you endured by a few locals, who didn’t realize how big snowboarding would become. The funny thing is many of those individuals have also made their mark in the snowboard industry, so I know forgiveness is part of the Dysfunctional family known as the Snowboard industry.

Gnu Carbon Credit Snowboard Review “Get on it”

GNU Carbon Credit ShorelineMervin manufacturing has a long history of playing with words, a few years back, when Burton used the term “Carbon I beam” to describe a feature they had in some of their boards, Mervin the next year offered a whole line of price point decks under the name “Carbon High beam”. To my surprise, after selling about 100 of these boards, I found out that there was no carbon in the board. I said to the rep, how can you sell a board, called “carbon high beam” that has no carbon fiber in it? He told me its just a name, not an ingredient. Other word games from our friends at Mervin, “Tear Yea”
The Gnu Carbon Credit does nothing for the environment, except get you out into it for less money. Enjoy the great out doors for less on a brand new Gnu Carbon Credit, This is the best value on Banana Tech ever.